In the month of august, the family plans a trip to Thiruvannamalai. It is a temple for Lord Shiva and known as Annamalaiyar there. To know more about it, please visit Thiruvannamalai. This is one of the famous temples in south India and also you will find a very peaceful Ramana Ashram here.
This trip happens every year and this is my 10th year consecutively. Every year on August 27th being my dad's birthday we celebrate it with a special Pooja and Ana Dhanam. This year being special because he was turning 50. I really cannot thing of my dad that old because he never looks like one. He still looks like the person who took me to walks early in the morning or wake me up for school or college( he still does it, though). So for word sake, he has turned 50 and will be living another 50 more years with all of us. So this special pooja is a sort of ceremony which happens if you guys pay that extra money. Actually, as a family we hardly go out and this is one of the trip we make every year. It about 4 hours travel up and down. During the travel, I mostly sleep or read a books or listen to songs on the mobile phone. This time I preferred to sleep because we had to get up early in the morning to travel. I usually get to sleep on my mom's lap. This is one the best thing that keeps happening to me, every year during this trip because we usually don't have that time to do this kinda stuff and I love to sleep on my mom's lap. But this year, it was different. I got to sleep on my dad's lap. Its been like more than 10 years since I've done that. Ah... it was bliss. My dad was stroking my hair while I was pretending to sleep. I dint sleep the whole time. I was just so happy that I had a smile the whole way. Something told me that this would not happen very often. Just imagine a 23 year old on the lap of the 50 year old father.. Its a beautiful feel being with my dad.. I also love to lie on my dad's shoulder!! Being with your mom is a different feeling whereas with your dad is something good. So I was feeling so wonderful. And still happy about it!!! :P