Monday, August 29, 2005

San Diego Trip


Had a blast with Kavya in San Diego last week. She was really well-behaved and didn't miss home or mommy or anything, the flights left on time, we did all the things we planned to do, didn't have any problems with the hotel reservation, car rental, finding places to eat, etc. In other words, it was just how a vacation should be :-)

We flew on Monday and after a short nap at the hotel, took off to the beach. It was a nice sunny day and the water was just perfect for Kavya to splash around in (the incorrigible Madrasi in me was reminded of Marina Beach and the numerous trips I have made there when I was young. All that was needed were some sundal sellers and wooden boats for couples to cozy up behind and I would've felt right at home :-) Though we live in California, this was actually Kavya's first trip to a beach and she had a great time.

Went to SeaWorld on Tuesday. Nothing much new for her since she's already been to the one in San Antonio. Some pink flamingos, a really cute show with pet animals and a Cirque de Soleil-kinda show were some of the new things for her and she enjoyed them the most.

Off to Legoland on Wednesday. It was the first time for both of us and IMO, the best part of the trip. There were a lot of very imaginatively constructed rides for kids her age and I think I covered as many of them as humanly possible. Scattered all around the park were lots of models like a dragon, Einstein's face, etc. all constructed out of lego blocks. There is also a section with models of cities(like New York) and world famous attractions(including the Taj Mahal) built solely out of lego bricks(each of them uses thousands of those little lego blocks). Really amazing works of art.

Stopped again at the beach on the way back from Legoland and Kavya was able to wade in the water and play on the sand to her heart's content. Also made it before the sun set and so was able to catch a really picture-perfect sunset(more pictures here and here).

Visited the world-famous zoo on Thursday. It was blazing hot and my usual 'zoo jinx' was in full form, keeping most of the animals fast asleep in the water, under the water, on the shores or inside their caves. I think the bear was the only animal that helped me break the jinx and convinced Kavya that we were really at the zoo!

To sum up...

Four days of fun
With the li'l one
Wish I could do it
All over again :-)

43 Comments:

At 11:14 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

gr8 fotos balaji. Gud to hear that Kavya and u had fun. Guess u ll wanna go on more such trips. Keep the spirit going.

 
At 11:27 PM, Anonymous ram said...

bb, nice pics...and even better 2 hear that the trip with kuttys went off well w/o any glitches...kewllll...!!

"Visited the world-famous zoo on Thursday"--konjam sarcastic-aa soneengelaa or did you really mean it?!

i've been to the SD zoo once...just had a fun day in the sun with appa and amma...apapo edho jandhookall kannla pattudhu!

 
At 2:06 AM, Blogger Nithya Swaminathan said...

lovely write up... the sunset snaps are awesome! why dont u put the snaps within the blog itself? LOL @ ur zoo jinx..;-)

 
At 8:30 AM, Anonymous GP said...

Nice to know how ur vacation went.. well-written.. will u give 4 stars for this trip? :-)

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Ms Ch said...

That sounds wonderful, something that I look forward to doing with my kids myself! You know taking them all by myself for outings! How fun! BTW, I think Kavya is pretty lucky! ;)

 
At 9:49 AM, Blogger thennavan said...

Welcome back. Looks like you had a lot of fun :-)

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Arvind said...

Super pics of the sunset and pink flamingos :-)

Already, see you in action ;) bashing up ONAK/N :P

 
At 11:13 AM, Anonymous ram said...

bb, why no pics of you with kutty-paaps?

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, thats how they call the zoo. but too much walking(pushing a stroller!) and not enuf animals. not a memorable day :-)

nithya, thanx! didnt post them as inline images cos i was worried about bandwidth. this way, ppl dont have to wait for the page to load and can see the fotos only if they r interested :)

gp, LOL. good one. yep, definitely 4 stars!

missy, yep lotsa fun. been doing it a lot since karthik was born and thoroughly enjoying myself :)

 
At 4:45 AM, Blogger stony said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!
I have a affiliate program site/blog. It pretty much covers affiliate program related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger stony said...

Great blog here! I have a car renting site/blog. It pretty much covers car renting related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Online Incomes said...

Hey nice blog! I just want you too know that I have a atlantic city hotel blog/sie too!
It's a free information web site for discount hotel rooms!
It can help you save big on your next trip!
You should check it out if you get a chance :-)

 
At 1:46 PM, Blogger Editor Choice said...

Very nice blog. Well done.
Here an interesting site regarding: Hotels, Hotel reservation, cheap hotel rates, Discount hotel rates, Deals on hotels. Available for major destinations: Chicago Hotels, New-York hotels, London hotels, Paris hotels, Rome hotels, Boston hotels. Hotel reservations with best prices available for major destinations:
Best hotel prices (in Chicago and major cities): Hotels, Hotel reservation, cheap hotel rates, Discount hotel rates, Deals on hotels

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Hoodia said...

Hi: Interesting blog. I’ll save it in my favorites. I too have a blog about San Diego downtown condos <. Through this site you can view every San Diego mls listing offered for sale. Another new site is about San Diego vacation attractions< Our third site is, guess what? Yes, also about San Diego. This site is an information site devoted to San Diego cosmetic surgery doctors<. Needless to say, please stop by and visit our sites. Thanks Bob

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Peter Dobler said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a adult affiliate program site/blog. It pretty much covers adult affiliate program related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Doniette said...

How would you like to know about a Treadmills resource, that displays all the Treadmills information on one website? Check out
Treadmills today. Not only do they have a good fitness book section, but they also have great articles on fitness. I was really impressed with the resources their webmster put together.

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger Editor Choice said...

Enjoyed your Blog. Well Done. Keep the good job.
Here a site on Car Rental:
Car Rental, Cheap Car Rental, Discount Car Rental, Limousine Rental, Luxury Car Rental. Available for many destinations: Chicago Car rental, New-York Car rental, London Car rental, Paris Car rental, Rome Car rental, Boston Car rental and much more

 
At 2:51 AM, Blogger clandis said...

Considering bank brianna free video ? You'd do better by checking out Fee Free Bank .com . At least a $25 bonus for opening a new account, with bonuses as high as $1,500 ! You save more and get a higher interest rate to make YOUR money work for YOU.

 
At 8:28 PM, Anonymous Yoco said...

Dude, cool site.
Just cruzin the net for sites then stumbled onto this one.

Chillin,
J.J
florida vacation homes at seaside
http://www.european-vacation-hotels.com/

Regards,
Gerald E.
http://www.european-vacation-hotels.com/
florida vacation homes at seaside

 
At 5:07 AM, Blogger hplauze said...

I was expecting something different when I visited your blog. Well I think the information on this blog is great. I have my own blog and I wish I got half as many comments as your blog does. Anyways, I am a fill in teacher at a local high school and I am always doing research on various areas of interest. This weeks topic relates 85% to your blog. I already bookmarked you for future use. If you want to exchange information I will leave my link at the bottom of this. If you don�t mind I will add my 2 cents to this blog topic once in awhile. Although most of the time I just like to read and see what other people�s thoughts are! (hey I am a teacher!)
Thanks again!bc discount hotel vancouver.

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger thomas said...

I was not sure to expect when I visited your blog. Well I think the information on this blog is great. I have my own blog and I wish I got half as many constructive comments as your blog does. Anyways, I am a teacher at a University and I am always doing research on various topics. This weeks topic relates 100% to your blog. I already bookmarked you for future use. If you want to exchange information I will leave my link at the bottom of this. If you don�t mind I will add my 2 cents to this blog topic once in awhile. Although most of the time I just like to read and see what other people�s thoughts are! (hey I am a teacher!)
Thanks again!dallas discount hotel.

 
At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Investor said...

Enjoyed reading some of your blog. Nice to take a break from my own real estate work. Selling homes is getting to be a challenging business right now. Good luck, and thanks for the read. Visit my site if you have a chance.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger alberthaanstra said...

I Like your blog! Do you make money with it? data entry

 
At 12:39 AM, Anonymous 16th century england said...

I was searching blogs,and I found yours.Please,
accept my congratulations for your excellent work!
If you have a moment, please visit my 16th century england site.
Have a good day!

 
At 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I was out blogging and found your site. It certainly got my attention and interest. I was looking for American Airlines information and even though this isn't a perfect match I enjoyed your site. Thanks for the read!

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous adult chat uk said...

Hi Blogger, I found your blog quite informative.
I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my adult chat uk site.
Have a great week!

 
At 11:29 PM, Anonymous adult chat uk said...

Hi Blogger, I found your blog quite informative.
I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my adult chat uk site.
Have a great week!

 
At 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Searching for Travel Guide?
We have collected together in one convenient place a wide assortment of atlantaTravel Guide information.

 
At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Searching for Travel Guide?
We have collected together in one convenient place a wide assortment of asia Travel Guide information.

 
At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that So it is legal for you to have intercourse once you have turned 16. 16 is the "age of consent" - the age when you can legally have sex. Of course, some young people choose to have sex under the age of 16. I saw this on adult friend finder personals is this true ?

 
At 8:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good afternoon many have machines which not insuranced,
you have a unique opportunity only today to receive insurance the machine free of charge
auto insurance
auto insurance
cars insurance
cars insurance
texas car insurance
texas car insurance
car insurance quotes
car insurance quotes
car insurance policy
car insurance policy
xanax
phentermine
buy tramadol

 
At 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi people
I do not know what to give for Christmas of the to friends, advise something ....

 
At 6:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mmm my sweety private weblink collection. I hope you enjoy it !
ass parade
naruto xxx





------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
About Christmas
merry christmas

 
At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello. Prompt how to get acquainted with the girl it to me to like. But does not know about it
I have read through one history
Each of you has your personal story; it is your history. Keeping a diary or writing your feelings in a special notebook is a wonderful way to learn how to think and write about who you are -- to develop your own identity and voice.

People of all ages are able to do this. Your own history is special because of your circumstances: your cultural, racial, religious or ethnic background. Your story is also part of human history, a part of the story of the dignity and worth of all human beings. By putting opinions and thoughts into words, you, too, can give voice to your inner self and strivings.

A long entry by Anne Frank on April 5, 1944, written after more than a year and a half of hiding from the Nazis, describes the range of emotions 14-year-old Anne is experiencing:

". . . but the moment I was alone I knew I was going to cry my eyes out. I slid to the floor in my nightgown and began by saying my prayers, very fervently. Then I drew my knees to my chest, lay my head on my arms and cried, all huddled up on the bare floor. A loud sob brought me back down to earth, and I choked back my tears, since I didn't want anyone next door to hear me . . .

"And now it's really over. I finally realized that I must do my school work to keep from being ignorant, to get on in life, to become a journalist, because that's what I want! I know I can write. A few of my stories are good, my descriptions of the Secret Annex are humorous, much of my diary is vivid and alive, but . . . it remains to be seen whether I really have talent . . .

"When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that's a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? I hope so, oh, I hope so very much, because writing allows me to record everything, all my thoughts, ideals and fantasies.

"I haven't worked on Cady's Life for ages. In my mind I've worked out exactly what happens next, but the story doesn't seem to be coming along very well. I might never finish it, and it'll wind up in the wastepaper basket or the stove. That's a horrible thought, but then I say to myself, "At the age of 14 and with so little experience, you can't write about philosophy.' So onward and upward, with renewed spirits. It'll all work out, because I'm determined to write! Yours, Anne M. Frank

For those of you interested in reading some of Anne Frank's first stories and essays, including a version of Cady's Life, see Tales From the Secret Annex (Doubleday, 1996). Next: Reviewing and revising your writing

 
At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. amortization calculator loan fiat wheels Withdrawing from prozac stanford leadership training concord vitamins Barcode scanner batch

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Victor said...

We are the best of the best in condominiums and we have the best service. Also we have the best view toward the sea, be one of the fortunate in enjoying our installations.
Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica ,
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.ramadajaco.com/

 
At 6:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! »

 
At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The information of this site is really important since it counts on specific details for interested in real estate. The illustration that offers on the life in Costa Rica and its people seems to me very advisable the image of the country and contributes great benefits for the tourism, business that offers many economic advantages for the country. The increase of real estate in Costa Rica during the last years is the test that Costa Rica in one of the destinies more looked for by the foreigners eager to invest in this point of exuberant beauty of flora and fauna. I also count on information referring to the subject.

More information at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com
Great investment opportunity at Costa Rica Pacific Coast, Preconstruction condos in costa rica
Condo sales in costa rica, Retirement property in costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costa-ricarealestate.com/

 
At 2:21 PM, Blogger Omar Cruz said...

These articles are fantastic; the information you show us is interesting for everybody and is really good written. It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it...: Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: jaco beach real estate, map jaco beach, hotel in jaco beach costa rica. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger DENNIS07 said...

Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: costa rica beach, costa rica beach condos,Jaco Beach Apartment. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

 
At 9:57 AM, Anonymous KAMILA said...

Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: beachfront condos, condo beach, costa rican real estate. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger DENNIS07 said...

Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: costa rica condos for sale, costa rica retirement, luxury real estate. Visit us for more info at: http://www.jaco-bay.com/

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Omar Cruz said...

These articles are fantastic; the information you show us is interesting for everybody and is really good written. It’s just great!! Do you want to know something more? Read it...:Great investment opportunity in Costa Rica: costa rica retirement property, costa rica retirement information, costa rica hoteles. Visit us for more info at: http://www.costarica4retirement.com

 

Post a Comment

<< Home