This time on Christmas santa called us in his own country.Vivek has got some conference in Jan 2011 and he planned that he will not go alone this time and wants his family to come and spend time with the family here in USA. Luckily i also got few of my meetings and the trip was planned.
There were sweet co incidences happened from the day we planned our visit. Siddharth's winter vacation shifted to Jan first week it supported the days we wanted to go. The day we booked ticket it was Vivek's birthday. This was Siddharth's first travel overseas and our first overseas trip together. Siddharth got his first immigration stamp on his Grandma(Daddi) and his favourite Niru Massi Birthday.
Siddharth at his first international airport. Amsterdam
Our stay here was for six hours and Siddharth did not got upset, rather he was enjoying the airport by roaming and exploring it.
Siddharth enjoying elevators at Amsterdam
view of the iceland from the flight.. on the way to SFO
view of the pacific from flight
and we reached San Francisco.. Vivek brother lives here with his wife Piya and a cute daughter shreya..
at san francisco airport
The first day at USA and we were out for shopping, shopping of jackets.. The jet lag made us awake at 4 AM on the Christmas morning!! and we all were curiously opening our gift which was a nice sweet surprise from Piya . She did the wonderful thing by packing gift for all in red paper they looked beautiful and there was a gift for everyone they wanted..
Siddharth, Piya, Vipin, Vivek enjoying their gifts..
Almost 13days we spend at San Francisco with the Vipin, Piya and Shreya..Time flies.. we drove to LA, went to disney land, universal studio, pacific drive, hiking.. it was all fun.We enjoyed so much being with each other. Siddharth had great fun making cookies with Piya Chachi. Their Dream team was at best. Shreya learned cute hindi conversation from all of us.. and we picked some bangla words from them.. below are some pictures which shows the fun together with the family at SFO.
tera mera saath rahein...
Ja ud ja re panchi (17 mile drive)
aakhoon hee aakhon mein ishaara ho gaya..
Golden gate ke aage...
tera mujhse se hai pahle ka naata koi
Crookedest street at SFO
Yoohin kat jayegaa safar saath chalne se..
These are the thoughts i have...will come soon more on the journey and the incidences it offered...