Pleased to present my driving experiences and pictures of Mahindra Great Escape - Kottayam, 23rd June 2012.
Since the announcement of the dates, I was planning to arrange a Jeep and a maximum of 4 pax per jeep. Finally we ended up in confirmed 3 participants. Myself and 2 of my childhood friends. Everything was organized and one of my friends contact had a 2011 model Thar CRDe, with factory fitted A/C, never abused, ready for off roading.
Just 2 days before the event, I called up the owner of the Jeep to get the registration details. There came the bad news.
Owner: " I am planning to sell the jeep"
Me: "What? But how about the adventure trip that was planned?"
Owner: "Sorry, I have a buyer for the jeep right now"
I hung up and informed my friend. He asked me to keep calm. In my office, everyone knew that I was about to go for the trip and I felt embarrassed to cancel at the last moment.
But my friend, I dont know what he did, or how he convinced the owner of the jeep, on 22nd night at 08:00 PM, I got a call from my friend saying he has picked up the jeep and be ready to go the very next morning.
I couldnt sleep that night. We are in Trivandrum and we must travel 150 kms to reach our destination, and that too on a high range ghat section.
Did we reach?