Friday, July 30, 2010

some more pics

Our beautiful two months’ excursion has come to an end. It’s back to the buzz and grind of Mumbai now. But a few reminders of the trip here.

In Native American section of Smithsonian museum, Washington DC, we saw some weaving with striking similarity to Mizo designs.

We bought a miniature Cherokee Indian drum from a craft shop in East Virginia. It looks very much like Mizo drum.

Inside Luray Caverns in East Virginia, there is a wonder world of fantastic stalactite formations.

When we came back to Canada, before leaving for India, we took a last walk on this route:

And had this dinner:

Then on our way home.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

fireworks plus

21st June night was the annual fireworks over Detroit river. It’s a joint show from three boats by Canada and US. We drove to the river side from Windsor, carrying a sleeping bag and loads of munches and drinks, and settled down on a spot.

A carnival atmosphere there, and for the first time after landing in Canada i get to see a big crowd of people.

After quite a wait, the sun began to set.

It was 9 o’clock by then. In about an hour, it became dark and the show started. It was grand. Here are some of the shots.

Then to US--New York and New Jersey. We went out on a ferry.

Ellis island.

Here’s us in the boat.

Heading towards the Statue of Liberty.

The same night we drove to Time Square, New York. This is how it looked after 11 in the night.

They say the city never sleeps.

Later an outing to Manhattan Central Park

by Metro.

And then to Jones Beach on Atlantic Ocean

Getting quite wet

Followed by a big Mexican dinner.

Life is fun at times, isn’t it?

I’m immensely thankful to God, people from churches, and family members, who gave us this wonderful vacation