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Simla -- Sunday, June 8th, 2008

We set out early for Naldehra, about a dozen kilometers from Mashobra and a bit downhill. Destination: the local golf course/pony ride joint. Golf course, built in 1905, is one of the oldest in the country. The greens looked impossibly sloped.

Horse riding was adjacent. We rented three ponies and went (seemingly) straight up and straight down through a beautiful Deodar forest with leaping langurs a-plenty.

In the late afternoon the entire group (we, our hosts, and their friends) took a long walk, encountering all sorts of fun things and people, including four fun-loving boys tending their cattle. Rahil chased after Kim, the dog, continuously narrating his adventure to anyone who could bear to listen.
Rise and shine.  Immediately demand your current favorite toy.
Rise and shine. Immediately demand your current favorite toy.
Fifteen rings!
Fifteen rings!
Check in with the Bombay crowd.
Check in with the Bombay crowd.
Go for a walk.
Go for a walk.
Neighbor's truck.
Neighbor's truck.
Daisies!
Daisies!
(Anna's idea.)
(Anna's idea.)
Taking in the landscape.
Taking in the landscape.
Said landscape.
Said landscape.
Getting ready to go to Naldehra for horseback riding!
Getting ready to go to Naldehra for horseback riding!
Quick nap on the way.
Quick nap on the way.
At last!  Rahil's with mom.
At last! Rahil's with mom.
The bridal path ran along an old golf course.
The bridal path ran along an old golf course.
After:  Strawarry ice cream.
After: Strawarry ice cream.
Lunch at Chateau Naldhera
Lunch at Chateau Naldhera
A good time was had by all.
A good time was had by all.
Time for another walk.  Rahil shows the way.
Time for another walk. Rahil shows the way.
Interrupted by cows.
Interrupted by cows.
These kids tended the cows.
These kids tended the cows.
View of Mashobra looking east
View of Mashobra looking east
We stopped by a small waterfall on the way back.
We stopped by a small waterfall on the way back.