14th February for the world is Valentine's Day, but for my parents, it's their wedding anniversary. This year, they completed 30 years of married life and I'm so lucky to have them. I was watching this episode from the 8th season of Friends yesterday, where Ross gives a toast to his parents on their wedding anniversary saying, "If in 35 years, we're half as happy as you guys are, we'll count ourselves as the luckiest people in the world."
To celebrate their anniversary, we sent them away to Matheran, which is one of the prettiest hill stations around. If you see my history right now, you'd only find Matheran resorts everywhere! The place is not even that far and makes for an excellent getaway at a very short notice!
However, my parents were at Aurangabad for some family related work before that, so they would be flying from Aurangabad airport to Mumbai and then from there to Matheran by road. It'd be a crazy trip, but whatever, their married life has been crazier!
They're flying by Delta Airlines, which had the best deal around that time. In case you're wondering if me and my brother are with them, then you're wrong, we've strategically said them no! My mom wouldn't leave us "alone", but I convinced her that I can cook and take care of the house.
They have another couple with them, which they'd met 30 years ago on their respective honeymoons. Thirty years of friendship--something almost unimaginable for the present generation! Damn, so good, I can almost sense the thrill of having closed ones around!
How are you celebrating your Valentine's?