"Let's go to Goa", my father said from the other side of the phone.
"Gaya?", I asked, pretending not to hear him say 'Goa'.
"G-O-A, not Gaya", he said, a bit louder this time in his trademark no-returning-from-this-decision-kind-of baritone.
I realized that there was no point pretending. Having visited almost all the states in India with my parents (yes, even as an adult) I was not very convinced whether Goa was a perfect destination for travelling with parents, thanks to many Bollywood movies that make Goa look like a bachelor's pad. But surprisingly, what seemed like an odd idea initially later made me believe, yes, you can visit Goa with your parents and have a lot of fun too.