Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The holiday

Before I had a chance to recover from the jetlag of the NY trip, we headed out to the US again. On holiday this time. And to the other coast.

It was all about family reunions in the cities (H's brother's family lives near LA; met with my cousin golfing goddesses in Vegas after I don't know how many years & then met with my cousins-I-grew-up-with in San Francisco & took a road trip to Monterey). As Indian family reunions go, a lot of great food was consumed in every city (the food in San Fran was outstanding, and in LA we dined at Robert DeNiro's fine dining restaurant one evening - how Hollywood :))

We spent the next week in the mountains: first in Yosemite & then in Napa. Yosemite was gorgeous and I feel like I've seen heaven now! There was a moment in our bike ride when we came face-to-face with a baby deer & its going to be one of the most beautiful moments of my life. The cliffs, the meadows, the waterfalls, the sun, the nippy breeze, the pines, the rocks....I have 600-odd pictures on my camera! The weekend in Napa was about, what else but wine, wine, and wine :) I can actually tell the difference between two kinds of wine now! That's a victory of sorts.Had a great time and have come back inspired & happy; as holidays should make you feel!


Parth said...

Glad to know you enjoyed the trip. You skimmed by very close to my part of the world :)

clickable said...

2 kinds of wine = red and wine? heh! Pics are so fun.

Radha said...

@ Parth - We loved being in California! :)

@ Clickable - Well, no, I'm not that bad. I meant I could actually tell the difference between two Pinot Grigio's for e.g. Still couldn't say which one was better, more expensive, or drier/sweeter/etc. But could at least tell them apart (when had in quick succession one after the other).