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Bits from my east coast vacation

I am back, sort of happy, a lot tired, and a little bored, a little disappointed, and no mood to work at all.

Vacations are so good, but the week after is like one big drowsy Sunday afternoon.

Newark airport station, 0:00 am, waiting for NJ transit towards  NJ, a bit scary. Damn their display boards don’t work

Every single vacation, just before I am about to leave, something nasty comes up at work, and I am made to struggle, taking calls from airport, and having to close up in the middle of the night, and this time at 2am.

One advantage of not being a sound sleeper, you can sleep at 2:30 am and wake up at 5:30 am next day to begin your vacation, without even an alarm clock. It does surprise people around me, that my body clock is very accurate.

Corning Museum of Glass is just spectacular, if you guys plan to go there, make sure you have plenty of time. I wish I could have spent more time there. Here’s a glimpse

One of the glass exhibits at CMOG
One of the glass exhibits at CMOG

If you choose a cloudy day to go to the Seneca lake do not worry, its just awesome when it gets murkier. Just check this out

A cloudy day at the Finger lake
A cloudy day at the Finger lake

Best time to get to cave of the winds, has to be in the night, just when they are about to close. The view of the fading sunlight onto the bridal veil, followed by the views of colored light onto them is one spectacular view.

Rainbow over the Bridal Veil
Rainbow over the Bridal Veil
In all its glory
In all its glory

Extra fireworks over Niagara, even when its not July 4th, is like a jackpot.

When you are traveling with family, specially when you have kids, one needs to be very careful when you channel surf. Even Holiday Inn seems to air porn for its residents, and that too for free.

If I could control the maid of the mist, may be I would have a gone a little too close, as you begin the boat ride towards the horseshoe falls, you feel like going a little closer, and each time you do, the feeling just goes on and on.

New York night life, is a little strange, and so much different from other cities. Of course you get a visual treat to your eyes, which ever gender you like. Still somehow its so much fake.

After 27 years and so many changes later, I discovered I am still not a social animal, and specially when I am put into a conversation with women.

Hoboken is one of the  best places to live in. I just loved the proximity to night life, yet away from the noises of new york. I wish I get to live there for about a month or so.

Atlantic ocean is not as fierce as I thought it would be, clam, blue, and cold is how I would describe it.

Its calm, its blue, its atlantic
Its calm, its blue, its atlantic

People in NY, no offense guys, but you people are way tooo cold. You could atleast throw a smile back, or an occasional Hi. If I thought texans were not as friendly as people from Arizona, new yorkers were worse.

Caramel Frappuccino on a warm day, is just a step away from heaven.

I seem to have connected well with a friend after a long time, which I was surprised did not happen the last time around I met another friend.

22 thoughts on “Bits from my east coast vacation

  1. Looks like you went to some picturesque places. 🙂
    And I’ve always wanted to go to NY.
    Perhaps, it’s the way TV shows and movies seems to make NY seem like the coolest place on earth.
    The pictures are lovely – my personal favourite being the one of the Atlantic. You’ve taken it so nicely. 🙂

  2. Nice pictures… Good to see u had a good vacation.. Have been travelling as well. Was in Hyderabad for two days this week. Am back in bangalore but am busy till tonight.. Will mail u later…

  3. I have/had the same view about NY 🙂
    Did you visit Boston though??

    Atlantic Ocean is ALWAYS cold, at least the coasts of Boston and up north from here….I think Pacific is more spectacular than Atlantic….. 🙂
    Glad you had fun…..such great journeys are rare! 😀

    1. No Shruti..I did not visit boston..may be next time around..well i think pacific was cold too..atleast all parts of pacific i have visited.

  4. sounds like you had a great trip.. did all the touritsa things and enjoyed the beautiful scenery,, how nice it must be to be able to travel like that…

  5. Sounds like you had a great time! Good for you. It sounds like you needed a vacation. It’s great to have you back. 🙂

  6. Oh you went to some marvelous places I love the waterfall and the rainbow behind it Gorgeous picture My dad went to the Niagara waterfalls and loved it
    Yes it is hard to pick up life after a holiday isn’t it but you keep the nice memories

  7. aaah..the lovely east coast !!!

    btw, CARAMEL FRAPPUCINO meelttsss me in a second…aaaw…i love that one!

    glad u enjoyed ny…i wuld personally never wanna live in nj or hoboken…ny and the city life runs wid in me…though, i agree abt the attitude issue u came across…reminds me of “Sunscreen” wherein he writes…Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard !!!

    1. Well I am not so big a fan of caramel more of a pakka south indian filter coffee guy 🙂

      oh tell me more about sunscreen..I wanna read that one.

      1. Youtube “sunscreen” by buzz lehman or somethin like that….Wonderful piece that one!!
        all the words , makes sooo sense!!

  8. I try to be friendly to other people…especially when someone is nice to me-I’ll pass it on to the next person.

    I haven’t been to Niagra Falls in many years, I’d love to go back-this time I’d love to go on the boat ride, something I was unable to do the first time around.

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