Tuesday, September 02, 2008

LA, San Diego, Las Vegas Trip

We started for our grand road trip of LA/San Diego/Las Vegas at 29th August Friday afternoon. We reached Los Angeles downtown before midnight and stayed in Ramada Inn. The next day we covered Universal Studio where we enjoyed Terminator 3D, Water World, Universal Studio Tour and Jurassic Park Tour. The most horrifying one was The Mummy Ride that I and Shusmita went for. It's simply terrible and breathtaking for it's speed, darkness, turns and reverse directions even though only for 5 minutes. We had our dinner Saturday night at Aladin where I got my Magi chicken corn soup packet that I couldn't get anywhere else in USA, not even in New York.

The next day we drove to San Diego Sea World (120 miles from LA) and came back by night. This time we enjoyed the Shamu Whale show, Rope way and a ride to the height something similar to the ride we had in London 2 years back.

Monday we started for Las Vegas from LA, a pleasant drive through the rocky desert. We reached a little early in the noon at Las Vegas Hilton hotel. That night we roamed around the Las Vegas streets, ride monorail, walked through Hotel Paris, MGM, saw a last few seconds of a Bellajio water show and drove through Luxor. It's very difficult to say if we liked Las Vegas more or The Universal Studio Tour in LA.

We started driving back to Fremont from Las Vegas (a close to 600 miles drive) Tuesday morning. One the way back, we stopped in the highway for Iftari. We reached back home at night to have dinner at Shalimar completing our 1600 miles amazing trip. This, along with our Niagara Falls, Washington DC and Manhattan trip that we had in mid-August is one of the best trips I ever had.

Thoughts on Life, Death, and Overcoming Fear

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