August 31, 2009

Splendid Chicago

Itinerary:
Dates: Aug 29 - Aug 30
Hotel: Hard Rock
Flight: American Airlines

What a beautiful city Chicago is!! We had one of the best times... starting with a cruise along the Chicago downtown river, and ending with an adventure fun on segways. Some shopping and pizzas are put in the mix to make this a very memorable weekend trip.

We liked our hotel "Hard Rock" more for its location than comfort... Residing in the most happening sweet-spot of Chicago, we did not put our rented car to much use.

We visited...
Michigan Ave (Magnificent Mile)
A very happening place... Shop, eat, and enjoy!

Architectural Cruise tour of Chicago Downtown
Structural Beauty... Jus cant miss it!

Pizza at Due's Pizzeria
Mmmm... its like a pizza I never had!

City Segway tour - The Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Lakefront, Chicago skyline viewpoint
Luv riding the segways... Feels like skating N biking - Two in One!

Millenium Park - Cloud Gate
The iconic Bean... photo fun!


Just Missed... Hope to see on my next visit
Signature Room at Hancock Tower (Magnificent Mile)
Willis (Sears) Tower
Navy Pier - Navy Pier AeroBalloon, Transporter FX simulator, Funhouse Maze
Art Institute of Chicago

August 24, 2009

The Heart of Bay Area - San Francisco

Our Itinerary...
Hotel: The Westin at SFO Airport
Dates: Aug 22 - Aug 23, 2009
Flight: American Airlines

Our trip to San Francisco was more romantic than all our prev trips... Jus loved the chill breeze, roller-coaster styled roads, scenic views, and the company of my lovely wife :) However, we missed the 'Half Moon bay beach' and the Marin-Headlands / Muir-Woods.

We Visted...
Bay Bridge - Boring n lengthy drive
Fisherman's Warf - Stream of bay styled restaurants & shops
Pier 39 - A nice outdoor hangout place
Ripley's believe it or not - Hard to believe
Ghirardelli Square - The best Hot fudge sundae icecream
Lombard street (Crooked) - Fun driving
China Town - Time pass shopping...
Golden Gate Bridge - magnificent construction & fantabulous walking experience
My cousin's house

August 17, 2009

Roadtrip to Austin

Our Itinerary...
Hotel: DoubleTree
Dates: Aug 15 - Aug 16, 2009

We Visted...
InnerSpace Caverns
IKEA store
Hotel Oasis during Sunset
Roundrock Premium Outlets
Texas Capitol Building
Friend's house

Just Missed... To visit next time:
Educational tour at UT Austin
Nature Watch & Hiking at Mt.Bonnell
Bats at the Bridge