Aug 28th 2009 - Friday: The entire TCS group decided to go to Wisconsin Dells for the week-end. Arrangements were made for booking the cottage and renting the car. On fri Gopi picked me up at 3:30 from office, went home and did packing and at 5:30 pm junta left from Broadmoor(Kamlesh+Vidula, Tony,Rakesh,Darshan,Venky,myself and Gopi) to Parkway.
There we picked Thomas,Soumya,Johan,Mohit,Shrada and Prashant.
We had booked a 15 seater vehicle, all girls with little Johan sat in the back seat, the other guys rotated among the other 2 seats, Kamlesh and Gopi interchanged in the driver seat and I was given the navigator seat. We left at 6pm from Eden Prairie with an estimate to reach at 11:30 pm.
On the way we stopped for dinner at Pizza hut. We reached the cottage at 11:30. The cottage was beautiful having all the latest amenities, we also had our own jacuzzi :), sleeping rooms were booked by all and then we started the game of cards which went on till 2:30 am.
Even though the game was not over we went to sleep as the next day we had to get up early.
29th Aug'09 ; Gopi and me were the first ones to wake up at 7:30 am, got ready and went upstairs to wake the others, also had to help in break-fast preparation, poha and tea, after all got ready we left at 10:00 am. First stop was at Delton WaterSports to inquire about Parasailing, but as the weather was bad they did not have Parasailing that day and asked us to come the next day. From there we went to White- House (Top secret), well it wa not much of a secret except that all things were upside down. After a lot of photo sessions there we went to Go-Karting and Bungee Jumping area.
Go karting - Darshan, rakesh,Mohit,Thomas
Bungee Jumping- kamlesh,Gopi,Darshan, rakesh
Guys who did Bungee Jumping said they had a thrill while we waited in the cold taking their video :)
From there we went to the roller Coaster ride where Mohit- Shrada,Kamlesh and Vidula and Venky went for the rides.
By this time it was 1:30 and hunger pangs lead us to Denny's.
After a huge lunch we went to Dells Boats to do the jet Boats but their 3:00 one laready started and next one was at 4:30, hence it was cancelled as there was the Tommy Barlett Aquatic Show to be watched at 4:30 pm, so from there we took the tickets for the show and left the rest of the gang at ripley's Believe it or Not @Downtown, myself, Soumya, Johan and Tony went back to the cottage to rest. After a 2 hr sleep at 6:30 pm when I woke up evening tea was ready and the whole gang returned.
Some guys did corn grilling while ladies started dinner preparations. Menu was chole- batura and rice. By 9 pm all had thier dinner and again started a round of cards, this time by 11:30 everyone went to bed as next day we had to vacate by 10:00 am.
30th Aug'Sunday: Gopi and I were the last to wake up at 7:30 , everyone else got up at 6, I guess, could hear their voices, after gettign ready went upstairs and made and omlette for breakfast with toasted bread. At 8:30 - D,R,G,K and myself went to the nearby river for kayaking. That was a fun experience. By 10:00 am we vacated the cottage and left to do the remaining adventures.
One gang went for parasailing, while the others went for jet Ski, while we were left as audience.
Finally by 12:00 pm all were back and we left from WI back to MN. On the way the usual game of mafia was played and by 5 pm was back at home -resting :)