Our kids were thrilled to see some of their classmates and even the age differences didn't get in the way of everyone talking and learning a bit more about each other. I think all of the kids were just excited to have a conversation with someone outside of their own family. The girls enjoyed a mini-book club and compared notes of their favorites. The Fault in Ours Stars and The Giver were both big hits.
As it turns out the partying in Mumbai doesn't really get started until 11pm but Liz and the kids had an early flight and after our harrowing 1.5 hour, cramped taxi ride to the restaurant we all needed to head out in search of a return ride. Mumbai is such an enormous city that the taxi drivers will just refuse to drive you if they feel your destination is too far. The work-around for this seems to be getting one driver to take you to a central drop off point then another to pick you up and drive you the rest of the way. We would have practiced this more often if we had any idea what the street names were or could even pronounce them. Lesson for next time.
PS - Maddy and Izzy shopped for authentic Indian dress today and found some really cute things. See below. It's going to take me a while to figure out how to drape Izzy's new saree so I will post a picture of that soon.