We had a wonderful time in Perriamalai -Leann saw patients with Dr Jeyachandran and Dr Rohan, Prabhu assisted with some minor cases, Ashwin and Priya had fun playing in the cool fresh air, and we all went hiking in the nearby hills - and got caught in the most beautiful thunderstorm (outside of Minnesota) we'd ever seen. (the thunderstorm did cause a very small stream we had forded on the outbound leg of the hike to become a three foot deep torrent on the way back, which sucked the shoes right of Ashwin's feet, which was a little exciting!)
After two days in Perriamalai we spent a pleasant weekend in Bangalore, where we enjoyed getting to see our nephew /cousin Vijay. Bangalore bears the 'Garden City' title with pride. The world class Lal Bagh and Cubbon parks are oasis in an otherwise hectic urban landscape. We also enjoyed a great Japanese meal at Harima restaurant which included good Chimay beer( worth it even at 7 dollars, says Prabhu).