How to spend the summer vacationHappy days are here again. Yearend examinations were over. I and my sister are very happy that we have fared the examinations well. We both are thinking about, how to spend the holidays, what to do, where to go and when to go. Every year we have the practice of visiting our grandparent's village. Our cousins will also join us there. My memories went into the last year's holidays.
My mother's parents stay in a village which is about 45 Kms from our place. It is a general practice to go there for summer vacation. The village is a beautiful scenic place. Paddy fields around the village with lakes on one side and beautifully laid roads with trees on both the sides of the road giving protection from hot Sun to all the travellers and very good breeze and the passengers never feel the hotness of the summer. Our grandfather's residential bungalow named " Vanamali" is a fantastic construction in a garden of Mango trees and coconut trees. The garden area is about 1.5 acres and in the corner of the land beautiful building with all facilities which is no way less than a plaza with all amenities.
We always feel happy to spend time there. Fresh milk from the cows in the house, fresh coconuts from the trees and mango fruits from the trees will make us feel delighted. There is a pond in the centre of the village with a lot of space around the pond with a good number of trees, which is no way less than a park in the towns. In one corner children play area with a sliding table, a seesaw and other playing items. All the children in the village gather, play and enjoy in the evenings.
The time will run so fast with four of us playing together and exchanging our issues during the year's schooling. We used to talk about our teachers, students and all other issues of the school. One day we four were swimming in the pond, my sister got tired and she was not able to come out of the pond. Then we three pulled her out...
I am still in my thoughts, my father's voice calling me brought into this world. I have gone to him running. He told me that from the next day we have to go for summer coaching camp. As soon as I heard that I have lost all my spirits and thinking how to come out of this problem. Noticing my feelings my father immediately told me that the course is for one month only and after that, I can go to the village to spend and also confirmed that our cousins will also come at that time. By hearing this my happiness knew no bounds. I silently told my father Thanks.