The trip is not over yet!
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As we drove further into the country side, the frequency of agricultural farms on both sides of the highway increased.
For an urbanized person like me, this was certainly the views of a lifetime.
He pulled over several times before we reached the city of Hala.
We made our first stop at a mango farm, where mangoes weren’t hanging on the trees sadly. But seeing trees like this one, with their branches and trunks just above the ground, gave me the idea of them being so wonderful.
Uzair felt quite amazed upon seeing trees like these and he gently pulled a trunk of one such tree.
We then drove ahead and made another stop, right next to a banana farm, where not-so-giant banana trees were harvested and were loaded with heavy amount of green bananas.
Uzair looked at those green bananas in pure amazement as he hadn’t seen them before.
Driving ahead towards Hala, we crossed several small localities on both sides of the road, which provided a very short glimpse about the life on the countryside.
Uzair repeated one question mostly during this whole trip: How do they provide water to such big fields?
Well, the answer was waiting for him just a few kilometers ahead from that banana field we checked earlier!
We spotted several tube wells along the trip but they were all turned off for reasons unknown. But upon seeing an active one, we made another stop and headed out into the field to check it up and close.
Pretty up and pretty close that is 🙂
Uzair felt immense joy upon playing a little from that tube well pipe as water was being poured out from the well for the fields.
He enjoyed this so much that he even refused to go ahead on the trip as he wished to stay right next to that tube well, for as long as it was running up.
But this wasn’t possible, so we moved ahead and Uzair felt a bit sad about leaving that running tube well water. He even thought about taking a bath in it, which was strongly denied by me and Jia.
The next field we checked out was of cauliflower. I saw it for the first time and felt amazed upon noticing just one cauliflower, hiding beneath so many greens leaves.
My mother showing a hidden cauliflower to Uzair on the field.
I gave my smartphone a little rest at this stop and enjoyed a lovely local cuisines of Chicken Handi and Mutton Handi. Uzair ordered fries over there as well, which was the first thing he spotted in the menu.
The lunch was indeed very tasty. My mother and Jia browsed through some local shops after lunch and bought few gifts items from there.
While I was more interested in checking out the red bricked structure of Hala Haveli, which is very much common in the countryside.
These red bricks are made by clay from the banks of Indus River, which is then baked at high temperatures. I spotted several brick making workshops during my trip but they were located far away from the highway and there wasn’t enough time for another detour.
I also spotted the vast green fields located right behind Hala Haveli.
After taking a much needed rest and enjoying our lunch, we headed back on the road.
Upon spotting a field of green chilies ahead, we made another stop to check out this field.
My mother even picked few chilies from the field while Uzair stayed a little behind this time.
The sun of such a wonderful day was settling down but the green fields along the road weren’t just ending up.
On one such field, we spotted a tractor which was ploughing the field for harvesting. Uzair had only saw tractors on TV till now and upon spotting a one running in the field made him excited again.
We made another stop and asked the farmer, who was driving the tractor, to give a little ride to Uzair. He happily said yes and Uzair co-piloted the ploughing process of a field, which is certainly a unique experience I say.
And yes, the countryside farming vehicles are always decorated like this in Pakistan.
We finally called it a day as we drove back home while watching the sun settling down, which certainly handed over such a wonderful set of memories to us.
Spending a day out in the countryside, especially for an urbanized person like me, was something I didn’t knew I needed.
But I’m very much glad that I went on this trip with my family and enjoyed a fun filled day in the most amazing way possible.
And I’m also very much thankful to you for joining me and my family in this amazing road trip 🙂