We arrived in the cold and rain and bought rain ponchos and hopped on a bus tour. Soon after the tour ended, weather changed for the better, and we walked around the zoo and took the shuttle bus for most of the day. So many animals were quite active, and we saw quite a few… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: San Diego Zoo Part 1
Even though the day was cold and cloudy, we headed to Ocean Beach (which also had a dog beach, and we had fun watching the dogs). We ended up at Mission Beach for sunset.
We spent a whole morning and afternoon at the Grand Canyon before little people started melting. The atmosphere was quite hazy as you can see.
We stayed the night in Santa Rosa, NM (which my siblings dubbed Radiator Springs) rather than in Albuquerque in order to have some time to spend in the latter city. Before heading to Albuquerque, we stopped at Blue Hole which is an extremely small, deep pool, great for divers; the site is decrepit. While driving… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: New Mexico
We visited friends in Texas and the next day started for New Mexico. We saw plenty of different types of Texas terrain. We stopped at the 2nd largest canyon in the U.S.: Palo Duro Canyon in Texas.
My mom and one of my sisters signed up for a mini (or half) marathon in San Diego and that trip grew into a fortnight mid-western and western roadtrip (or survey trip as my mom said since we did not have much time for extended exploration) for all the girls of the family. For the… Continue reading U.S. Southwest Survey Vacation: Oklahoma
Part of my family made a brief trip to Chicago following the Christmas holidays. As I mentioned before this was my first time to Chicago, and the largest city I have ever visited. I would never, ever go to a popular place on a major break unless that was the only way. I somewhat enjoy… Continue reading Chicago