Thursday, January 06, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy new year!!

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...
Dream Team
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...


SG said...

Excellent post. Hats off to you. Thanks for the nice pics.

A Childhood Journey said...

Nice summarization of the fun time we all spent together. Will wait for the next post on the rest of the trip.

Sumandebray said...

It was great reading your travelogue.
Welcome back. Wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year 2011

sangeeta said...

Wishing you all a great time.Loved the quote on the plaque...

Neha said...

loved the have enjoyed there a lot :) Siddharth looks very happy in the pics :)

Nona said...

Kinda late to wish. :p Happy New Year!

Varsha Shrote said...

Happy New year to you and family..though late! Nice photos there, Swatantra! It's great that the kids enjoyed with each other :)
For me the most precious memories are the ones spent with my siblings and cousins!

sm said...

beautiful post
with pics.

Balaji S Rajan said...


I am here after long time. Well enjoy your stay. Hope your 'Chottu' enjoys as well.

The unsure ascetic said...

Hi Swatantra, You always come up with great candid pics . God bless your family!