“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
ROUTE MAP : Bangalore > Bay Area > New Jersey > New York > Baltimore > Orlando-Florida > Washintong DC and back to Bangalore.
NJ > NY
After completing official work, I flew into New Jersey and delivered some home-made pickle to an expectant couple, who were nice enough to drop me at Rajesh’s place. Jet-lagged Wifey, SIL and her hubby picked me up from there.
We then drove down to downtown New York. Visited Ground-Zero, Times Square, Hard Rock Cafe, Empire State building, walked down thorugh Fifth Avenue etc., Dunno about others who didnt get a high at Times Square but I was literally awestruck! The place was full of josh and energy and was bubbling with scintillating advertisements!
We also had South Indian Tamilian meals at Saravana Bhavan at New Jersey. The taste did marginally differ from the original ones from Chennai. And as luck would have it, our digital camera got zonked and so we picked up a disposable camera. ( havent yet processed the philim) Will upload NY photos soon. Thankfully, the weather was just perfect.
The next day the weather played truant again but luckily it didnt snow. We started shivering inspite of wearing all those thermal wear, gloves and woolen headcaps.
Visited Statue of Liberty, had tolerably bad veggie burger, fries and fruit salad for lunch and then drove down Interstate 95. Reached Baltimore within 3 hours, thanks to a really cool GPS gadget. Also listened to S Ve Sekar’s tamil dramas on route.
Meanwhile, we did loadsa shopping, ( or rather my wifey did loooadsa shopping :)). Will write in- detail about my shopping experiences and observations in the american malls later.