chapter 15 {discovering delhi}

i had my hopes set on seeing the taj mahal on sunday, but i knew with the nausea that i was feeling and the long drive and kavita having no idea where we were headed {it's a 3.5 hour drive from delhi}, that staying in delhi was not a terrible idea. our friend amanda set up the day with a driver and we set off for the local sights:

lodi gardens

kahn market

parliament house and the king's gate

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the temperatures are pleasantly sitting at 100 degrees. that's less than it has been lately.

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we got out to explore the lodi gardens, acres of acres of green space. several tombs and architecture over 500 years old.

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and this girl took off running!

and ben took off playing chase!

she was delighted to run with such freedom and grace.

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the space she's been living in is great, but at most is a medium size courtyard.

kavita loves to jump.

jump off of things.

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we drank all of our water and were thirsty for more. plus our hour was up and it was time to meet the driver.

we picked up two more big bottles of water from a vendor at 40 rupees. that's 80 cents!

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we ate at smokehouse deli. oh my! so yummy!

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kavita ordered veggie spaghetti from the kids' menu and later it came with a strawberry milkshake.

kavita vs spaghetti

she gave ginger tea a try.

sour

and thought coloring pages and crayons to be quite interesting at a food table!

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she tried praise's roasted chicken {that might have been her first bite of meat...not sure}

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she sits criss cross.

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and what made the day so great? it was father's day!

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we're getting some things for kavita to gift to her each birthday through age 18.

picked her up a kashmina wrap!

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girl was worn out!

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so while kavita slept, our driver drove us around parliament, the king's palace, and the india gate.

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what was super cool was that it was international yoga day and prime minister modi led the exercises on a platform at the india gate. yoga signs were everywhere made of marigolds.

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a fun day out and about for sure.

learning her land.

holding her hand.

learning who she is.

loving that it's us...

who gets to do this.