After almost five months we went for a travel out of town during this eid ul adha / thanksgiving vacation last week. Wednesday night Amin called me and we met at Peacock for tea. We instantly decided to start for LA the next morning just a day before the eid day. I think this kind of sudden plans are fun even if a bit expensive. We had to do the hotel booking at that time and buy the tickets of Universal studio and Disneyland.
Next morning we left Fremont at around 11 AM and reached Airtel Plaza hotel at Van Nuys (in 5 and half hours of drive), just 15 miles before LA downtown. After taking some rest, we went to Aladin Sweets for dinner. We ordered almost all dishes at once and couldn't finish most of it.
The next morning we went to Universal studio around 10 AM. Amin and I enjoyed the rides very much, specially Mymmy ride and Jurasic Park. The studio tour, waterworld and Terminator is always my favorite but I didn't like much Shrek 4D. The front line pass helped us bypass the holiday crowd and at the end of the day we bought the annual pass as we definitely plan to come here a few times next year.
Saturday we went to Disneyland at Anaheim after having breakfast at hotel.Well, the first half till lunch the only people who seem to have enjoyed were Ahyan and Shusmita.However, after lunch the situation changed very well when we saw the parade and started the rides one after another. Finding Nemo, Star Spaceship tour, Slider, Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Small Worlds. We finished the visit to Disneyland after watching the beautiful fireworks at 9:25 PM for 15 minutes or so. We didn't even get time to go to the Disneyland Adventure park. We went to Noel and Afroze's house from there which is within 10 miles of Disneyland. After having dinner and adda till late night (2 AM) we came back to hotel.
We were sorry to know about Sayeem and Shornno's car accident while returning from the eid prayer. In highway, a car skid due to rain that morning and dashed Sayeem's car. Both the car as a result hit the divider. However, they are all okay now after getting released from the hospital emergency. Sayeem's car is declared as a total loss and I know what a pain it will be for him to run around the insurance and medical staffs as I have gone through this recently.
Next morning, we went back again to Noel's house for breakfast. We went to Little Dhaka from there for some Bangladeshi food. But we didn't get the soups we were looking for and hence again went to Aladin. By the time we finished all shopping in Aladin and started back for Fremont it was 2:30 PM. Due to the heavy holiday traffic, we reached Wali Bhai's house (for dinner) at Fremont after 9 hours of drive. Last 150 miles in the night, almost 3 hours, Amin drove the car as I was feeling a bit tired driving since morning.
It was a good vacation on an instant notice and I loved driving my new Accord in its first long drive which crossed 6500 miles by the end of this trip.