Monday, March 29, 2010

Hop on Hop off across the US


It has been a while since I said Hello here and I blame it purely on travelling, lack of time, low online connectivity and laziness. It has been about 20 days since I landed in New York and then I have been criss crossing the country to see places like Phoneix, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, LA, Santa Barbara, SFO ,Monterey - Big Sur on the coast and now back to NY-NJ. Met a lot of friends and family and its been a great time bonding while travelling around.
 
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Ironically, this has never been my style of travelling. I usually do a lot of research and plan an itinerary before landing anywhere and then see places which are a combo of touristy and non touristy and spend quite a bit of time everywhere. This time though, its been like literally being on a hop on hop off bus across the US and trying to see whatever I can within the short span of time. In most places, we had friends and family giving us company, taking us around and guiding us, except in Vegas where we were on our own. And its been fun either ways.
Im heading to Manhattan in a few hours if the weather holds as its been raining here and the temperature is in single digits..else am planning to snuggle up and read and enjoy the warmth of the heater next to me.

13 comments:

African Safari said...

I would love to visit the United States for a tour. I've been on African safaris but always wanted to visit new york especially.

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,
How wonderful! Enjoy the end of winter and the beginning of spring there. There must be, however, some remnant of snow around still I guess. Have a lovely trip and come back refreshed.

May I suggest next time to plan a trip to NY-NJ etc in autumn when the weather is good and colors, simply fabulous! Like I did, 5 months back. Cheers.

iamyuva said...

wow... that's nice.. i did travel around US when i was working there.. but not roadtrip.. i guess roadtrip is more fun (but need loads of energy).

hv fun & safe trip..

Aaarti said...

Me wanna see more pics..

hey, did u meet Shankar in Monterey??

spiritinlife said...

I happen to reach your travel blog somehow and am enjoying every bit of it. Mountains fascinate me , Himalayas in particular. Read about Ladakh and will also read about places not well known. You are doing a great job, keep it up. Sarika

Wendy said...

Hope the weather improves which it should do later this week and glad you are seeing other parts of the country as well. I'm heading to Delhi 2morrow. Can't wait.

asha said...

Must be having a nice time.Share your experiences often.

AJEYA RAO said...

Wow...thats a surprise. How did you like the Grand Canyon? lovely isnt it? If you happen to visit Naigra Falls do visit Old fort Naigra....its an amazing place.

Priyank said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Good to hear about your rabbit ride, hopping all over the place. :) Too bad I'll miss you...

Jeevan said...

Wow that's great to know about your travel to US. Enjoy and do share u r experience and joy often here. Take care :)

Trotter said...

No wonder you were on your own in Vegas... ;)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very interesting indeed!

Laxmi said...

It's really nice.Ideally my type of vacation is a grand tour of sorts.I booked a USA tour to cover the whole country and a little bit of mexico n canada too.When is the next time you'll be heading the the states ?