Places visited in 2014

  1. Rhode Island – Feb 2014
  2. Hudson Valley – April 2014
  3. Yosemite National Park, CA – May 2014
  4. Mammoth Mountain Area, CA – May 2014
  5. San Fransico, CA – May 2014
  6. Disney World, LA – May 2014
  7. 17 mile drive, CA – May 2014
  8. Milford, PA – July 2014
  9. Dingmans Falls, PA – July 2014
  10. Harpers Ferry, WV – Sept 2014
  11. Washington DC – Sept 2014
  12. Berkshires, MA – Oct 2014
  13. Mt. Greylock, MA – Oct 2014
  14. Sleepy Hollow, PA – Oct 2014
  15. Williamsburg, VA – Dec 2014

Road trip in June/July 2014 with Vamsi’s parents:

  1. Rhode Island (yet again)
  2. Salem, ME
  3. Portland, ME
  4. Akadia National Park, ME
  5. Boston, MA
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Places visited in 2013

  1.  Saratoga Spa State Park, NY – March 2013
  2.  Disney World, Orlando, Florida – March 2013
  3.  Charlottesville, Virginia – April 2013
  4.  Lake Taghkanic State Park, NY – June 2013
  5.  Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts – June 2013
  6.  Brussels, Belgium – July 2013
  7.  White Mountains, New Hampshire – Sept 2013
  8.  Ricketts Glen State Park, NY – Sept 2013
  9.  Seattle, Washington – Oct-Nov 2013
  10.  Cape Flattery, Washington – Nov 2013
  11.  Mystic, Connecticut – Nov 2013

And finally road trip in Dec 2013:

  1.  Chincoteague Island, Virginia
  2.  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  3.  Savanah, Georgia
  4.  Fernandina Beach, Florida
  5.  Key West, Florida
  6.  Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Visited North-Western most point of contagious US (Cape Flattery) and South-Eastern most point (Key West) within two months. I should start travel blog soon!

Published in: on January 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Betrayal

Her eyes fluttered open. She found herself looking at the window curtains and then looked at the clock. She had been asleep for 4 hours. She slowly rolled her eyes and realized she was underneath a bed. She looked at the floor and found the blood dripping from the bed. Slowly the memories of the night haunted her and she heard a gushing noise from her neck to her head.

She quickly crawled out of the bed and looked down to see that the floor underneath her feet was covered in blood. She kept walking, looking at the blood on the floor and searched for the phone in her purse. She picked her phone and kept thinking for few seconds. She decided to call John.

“Hello John”, She said in a choked voice.

She heard him, “Hey Alice, I tried calling you last night. Where were you?”

“Lucy is dead. Someone killed her. I came home today and found her in this state. I am scared” . She couldn’t control crying.

“I will be there in half an hour, darling. Don’t worry. Just stay right there.” He disconnected the call.

She dialled 911. “This is an emergency. My friend has been murdered”. She gave them the address.

Within few minutes, she saw a police car as well as John’s car approaching at the same time. John came running and hugged her. The CSI unit immediately started documenting the crime scene. A police officer walked up to her, “I know this is a tough time for you Alice but you have to tell us everything that you saw”

“John killed Lucy last night”. This time it was John’s turn to get shocked. She already got two surprises last night. John cheating on her and her best friend’s betrayal.

Two police officers immediately surrounded John. She looked at him, “I came home early last night to give Lucy surprise on her birthday. Alas, I found you and her busy arguing about money and blackmail. I realized you both were cheating on me. When you stabbed her, I hid myself underneath the bed. I knew you would kill me too.”

He didn’t say a word and she did not look at him again. Tears started to grow in her eyes as she thought, “I don’t feel guilty for not saving my friend. My friend?”

Published in: on June 5, 2011 at 2:04 pm  Comments (4)  

Pleasant interruptions…

“One white wine please”, I adjusted myself on the high-stool.

She handed me the glass and smiled widely, “Enjoy your drink”.

I was sipping my wine when  my attention was diverted to loud guffaws coming from a bunch of teens. I took a deep breath and smiled, taking another sip.

A voice interrupted my thoughts, “You are surprised thinking that even though you are alone, you are content and satisfied”. I looked at his twinkling eyes, surprised and confused. He looked at the crowd and then turned towards me, “You are also thinking how come the treats and parties that once enticed you don’t bring the same satisfaction when you are alone.”

I raised an eyebrow, “Are you a mind reader?”

He smiled, “No, I am a mind writer. I like writing beautiful stories in women’s mind.” He winked, “Care for a dance?”

A voice yet again interrupted me, “That is a nice story”. He smiled widely. Well, this was a guy sitting next to me in train. 🙂

Published in: on October 24, 2010 at 8:01 am  Comments (6)  

Sixteen or sixty..

“We can work it out. Trust me!”. He looked at her and touched her fingers. She moved her hand and smiled at him, “It’s not so easy. I will have to think about it.” They both looked at rising sun admist the great waves of the sea.

“Two coffees without sugar,the usual’.  The waiter interrupted. She smiled at the waiter, “Thanks.” Her cell beeped, “I got to go. He has come.”

He frowned, “Ok. See you tomorrow.” He got up and got her stick. He helped her get up and said slowly, “I  love you.” She smiled but said nothing. He said irritably, “Come on you can say it.”

She  walked slowly towards the door of the coffee shop, looked back and smiled at him. She saw a car and a person waving and running towards her.

He stopped near her, “Maa, you shouldn’t come for walks. You are reaching 65 and it’s dangerous.” She smiled at him, “But I am still young at heart.”

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Butterfly Fly away.. Awesome lyrics

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Unpredictable..

She gazed at the fishes inside the misty water. She pulled off her boots and rolled up her pants. With a boot in each hand, she quickly put her feet inside the icy water, trying to ignore the freezing temperature. She closed her eyes, let out a sigh and could hear faint sounds of quickly flowing water.

“Alice!”, he called out

“Huh..”, she opened her eyes

“How many times have I told you not to go alone? You don’t know swimming!”

She winked at him, “I have grown up, bro. You need not worry”

She shivered uncontrollably. She gulped deep breaths and started shaking her legs to get warmth.

“Get out of there right now”, he shouted

Without uttering a single word, she got out and sat on the nearby bench, looking at the swiftly flowing water.

She murmured, “So all set for the big day?”

He smiled, “Yes, a bit nervous though. Well, you know what?” His face lit and he looked at her, “The sister gets a present from her brother on his wedding. So what do you want?”

She opened her mouth and suddenly bit her lip, “Nothing”. She smiled, “Just be happy.”

She looked at the sky. It was twilight, “I think we should go home.”

She got up and started walking. He called out and smiled, “Alice, I will be always there for you.”

She turned around and winked, “I hope you remember this present even after your marriage.”

Published in: on October 25, 2009 at 5:12 pm  Comments (6)  

Lost..

I feel I have lost myself in this complicated web called Life.

ps. I don’t know whether the above sentence is original or I heard it somewhere. Just felt like putting it down and I apologize if it is not original and I don’t remember who wrote it!

Published in: on September 13, 2009 at 8:13 am  Comments (4)  

Sic Rick

Everyday this is the same scene. People crowd near a particular area to find a rick to their homes and the rickwalas give the same two letter answer, “NO”. It is really frustrating to wait for hours and this is what I did today. Instead of telling the exact place, I told him some place so that he agrees. This is the  conversation which happened after the rickwala realized where I am getting down:

R: You lied to me. You said you are getting down somewhere else

Me: Yes I did. If you guys are not ready to go to a particular place, we have to resort to lying and I am telling you the truth right now, so that you guys realize the struggle we have to go through

R: This is what we don’t like, when people lie!

Me: But you don’t mind rejecting people in the evening who are so tired after work. I know there is rule that rickwalas cannot reject any people asking them to take to a particular destination. We can meet a traffic police right now.

R (angrily and slightly threatning) : I know where you stay and I have dropped you twice before. (Then he described me the exact place where I stayed. I am still not sure why he said this!)

I was pretty shocked by the last statement he made. While paying him the money, I just told him, I don’t know why he dropped me when he knew my place and that I really hope they understand the plight of the people who wait for ricks. Also lastly, does anyone know any site where I can complain about such rickwalas who just know the two letters or who act as deaf?

Published in: on September 12, 2009 at 4:13 pm  Comments (5)  

Naked Truth ..

There was a distant roll of thunder and it disappeared into the clouds. I was startled for a second and my attention went on her. She took the refuge of near by chaai waala stand, as it had started drizzling. Slowly the drizzle turned into rains and the roof wasn’t sufficient enough to cover her. She removed tiny mirror from her bag and started adjusting her makeup.

The chaai wala oogled at her  “Kitna farak padta hai? Make up rahein yaa naa rahein

She gave a stern look at him asking him to shut up.

A passer-by smiled and winked at her and asked her something. She murmured  and he left with a disappointment on his face.

She turned her face and saw him coming. She smiled broadly as he came running towards her totally drenched. She looked at him with fake anger on her face, “Aaj late kaise? Pata hai kitne customers ko hakaal diya

He made a sad face “Maaf kar de. Biwi ko thik nahi tha. Isiliye late hua. Kaash main humesha tere saath hota.

The smile faded away from her face. A small thought passed her mind. She didn’t know who was more unlucky, his wife or her?

Published in: on July 3, 2009 at 6:28 pm  Comments (4)