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Back to reality

A small note: Many of you must have got an update on your blogs that I posted something with a title "TY" - it was an error by Mr. Blogger.
Was out for a small trip to Southern Texas. Drove close to 1200 miles in four days and visited San Antonio, Austin, Houston and Galveston.
Also got a chance to visit NASA SPACE CENTER near Houston. It was an interesting experience to witness a group of people are so futuristic in their approach to life. Such experiences are eye openers at the right time when we keep dwelling in the past and wasting away precious moments of life.
Before I post some pics - take a look at this video - it is hilarious and entertaining : (dunno how many have seen it)
Its from the program Britain's Got Talent - from a guy named Suleman Mirza (a Micheal Jackson impersonator but with a big Twist)....



Here are some pics:

Oasis on Lake Travis - Austin
This is the full view of the part pic I posted in the last post. Its a combination of 5 pictures joined together on Photoshop.

RiverCenter - San Antonio

RiverCenter - San Antonio

State Capitol - Austin (the squirrel in the last post was from here)

Inside the State Capitol - Austin - Central Dome

Downtown Houston

Inside NASA SpaceCenter
(sorry if this became too long - just tired from the trip and nothing else to post right now)

68 comments:

--xh-- said...

yeah.. was kinda wondering abt teh Ty post.. good shots.. why no shots of ur car? :) like the panorama one.. :)

vEENs said...

ohh absolutely bloody Brilliant :))

I m IMPRESSED! --> thats for the videos!!

yay!! i have been to Austin :D and I lived in Houston :)

I missed going to NASA :(

but well heard it was VERY NICE!

it was the time wen sme people went inside NASA and killed a scientist and well it was pretty tight there i remember :D

see see! i have been there :)

Austin... i loved it there!


State Capitol is beautiful :)

anamika said...

loved your pic of the Central dome.

Very well taken pic.

brocasarea said...

oh man!..that video was awesome..he deserves to be in bollywood!...[u saw it live?]:)

Solitaire said...

Yay!! I am excited!

Ankur said...

i can just say...

WOW!!!

:D

Cheers!!!

Noushy Syah said...

Welcome back!

I've seen that vid,and yeap it was really entertaining. That duo behind the screen are the famous MC/TV presenter here-Ant and Dec...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics of the places in the States.

You must have taken lots of them @ NASA too rite? Do you have to take a special permit to enter?

Have a relaxing and nice weekend my friend.TC.

Satish Bolla said...

bhai, i jus loved the video. that guy was amazing. in the pics, i loved the oasis one and the central dome one. waiting for lots more abt ur escapade...

aneri_masi said...

hey there. haven't had a chance to see the video yet (youtube banned at work!), but I totally loved the first panoramic pic, and the one of the dome. Dome is my fav! It looks like a snail's shell!

Did you see my new pics?

Neeku said...

thanks for sharing pictures... went to houston when i was 6 years old... after looking at it now... me think its worth visiting again... as this time would remember...

KP! said...

nice snaps...:).

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ceedy,
That video just made my day. It was so hilariously funny. It is a riot. I love it and the audience loved it too. The pictures are nice and dandy but the video is simply fantastic. I have to view it twice just to satisfy my awe at what they did. Thanks for the marvelous post. God bless.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

That was a long drive I guess,& looks you enjoyed the trip thoroughly..Recoup your energy and share the rest of the stories..lol
tc
cu

Cinder-Single said...

Ceedy, Texas is my favorite get away!! I always go to San Antonio and see my friends! I am glad you had a great time.. I know you are going to have to catch up on sleep now!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Ne.

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

seems like u in a writer's block..
don wrry it will pass over....
the video was awesome man...i loved it and so were the pics

Ankur said...

bhai.. bahut drive kara... 1200 miles??? :O :O

yaar lagta hai bahut maje kare... and NASA :O :O

mujhe bhi jaana hai :((((((

:(((

aur woh pic bahut achi hai.. :D
yaar really dont lalchaofy me so much tat i come to US :D :D

hehehe

so how was the vacation overall??u were alone kya???

and tiredness ab toh khatam ho gayi hogi na??? :P
hehehe

chalo enjoy karo n catch ya soon...

m still enjoyin mine vacations :D :D

ehehe

Take Care
Cheers!!!

Prats said...

My weekend started off on a fantastic trippy note.....loved this video...thanks for putting it on...

Those pictures are lovely...looks like you've had a fun filled time...driving around...
take care

J said...

Wow.. nice pics man.

How do you do it.. driving 1200 miles in 4 days.. I'd be dead by the time i reach the destination.

Cinderella. said...

Amazing pix !
I loved each one...
My uncle's in Texas too. So I had seen the State Capitol pix earlier. Includin gthe dome pic.

You look tired in that pic of yours...

And the video is buffering now. Will watch and then get back.

HOw are you now ?

ceedy said...

@-xh-

cool - the car was a rental car - chrysler pacifica....not mine

ceedy said...

@veens

hahha - you are omnipresent I guess....if I had known that you have visited would have asked you before going.....damn!

ceedy said...

@anamika

thanks - you dont blog?

ceedy said...

@brocasarea

no man - that is in Britain...me is here in US...

ceedy said...

@solitaire

gud for u

ceedy said...

@ankur

I guess you must have eaten a lot of fod by this time - so only WOW....hehe

ceedy said...

@noushy

well like a dud I drove my car straight to the Main NASA headquarters and was stopped by the security as it needs federal clearance...but they have a show and tell kinda museum known as space center - the link is in the post which one can visit...

have a good weekend

ceedy said...

@satish

thanks man....wil post some more in the future

ceedy said...

@aneri

if you get a chance do see the video....dont miss it.
yeah the dome I took more than 15 snaps, this one came out neat...

I will see your pics now...

ceedy said...

@neeku

cool....so you have been in the US all your life?

ceedy said...

@kp

thanks

ceedy said...

@mel

glad I made your day....hope all is well with you.

ceedy said...

@compassion

yeah it was a long drive but always fun as I love doing it....

will share some more stories...:)

ceedy said...

@cinder-single

welcome to the space....I stayed in San Antonio as my cus is there....its a quaint little town....

ceedy said...

@the daydreamer

guess yeah...tiredness makes the mind work slow....

thanks - the video is really cool - hope this guy makes it furthur in the competetion

ceedy said...

@ankur
*bhai.. bahut drive kara... 1200 miles??? :O :O*

Yeh to normal hai mere liye - cause I like travelling - just did another 800-900 miles trip in March to Raleigh-Smokie Mountains-Atlanta.....and hopefully another one in the coming year...

*yaar lagta hai bahut maje kare... and NASA :O :O

mujhe bhi jaana hai :((((((*

NASA I only could visit spacecenter - the link is in the post....the main one you need federal security clearance

*aur woh pic bahut achi hai.. :D
yaar really dont lalchaofy me so much tat i come to US :D :D*

Roka kisne hai ;).....yeh to free mulk hai - aap ka swagat kerenge.....


*so how was the vacation overall??u were alone kya???*
Overall it was hectic but a good break....helped with breaking my mental rythem on every aspect (you know what I mean)...and was not alone - with my masa/masi/cus...cus studies in san antonio

*and tiredness ab toh khatam ho gayi hogi na??? :P*
Tiredness to khatam ho gayi..met up with some old buddies and was out till two at night...so am tired again :P


*chalo enjoy karo n catch ya soon...

m still enjoyin mine vacations :D :D*

you too enjoy karo...and I can see that you are enjoying....life me aur rakha hi kya hai....maje karo :)



ehehe

Take Care
Cheers!!!

ceedy said...

@prats

yeah...and I did finally put some pictures of buildings...guess cant run away from that can I???

cool you liked the videos

ceedy said...

@j

dude - driving in the US is simply fun...will post something on it soon...so it not all that tiring...

and cool you liked the pics

ceedy said...

@cinderella

cool - so you are getting familier to the US...then you can pick and choose what to visit...

do see the video - it is really awesome....

yes I am tired as this was in the last leg of our trip....had already been out on the road for 3 days.....

I am fine...rejuvenated I guess :)

gunj said...

heyyyy...awesome pics thr!!
again...im so jealous of u!!

Sweetstickychewy said...

I love Simon!:D lol..

And what a great surprise for the audience and judges!:D

Loved what you shared about your visit at Nasa Space Center.:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Cheers!:)

ceedy said...

@gunj

okies so now I wont share any more pics....;)

ceedy said...

@sweetstickychewy

hey thanks for coming over too....

yeah simon is cool...

Jaggu said...

Aaright man!! nice snaps. Hope I will also visit Texas sometime. I want to checkout that Cowboy stuff over there. And check out the the song in the below link. This location is Texas. Is it?
If not, you can enjoy the music of song.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQIM6NOc3O0

Neeku said...

naah yaar.... not all my life... visited with parents first long time ago ... when i was veeery berry leeeeettle. and then did one year of middle school and then went back to india and them came back for higher studies...

Keshi said...

WB Ceedy!

r ya sure u didnt go to Texas for Miss.Bush's wedding? :)


Lovely pics! I love love love the 'Inside The Dome' pic!


Keshi.

m.flowerr said...

Hey...welcome back....hope you enjoyed your vacation!

Pics are really cool and the video
is damn superb! Now that you are back,keep blogging!TC!

Anvita said...

hey damn cool pics mate hoep u had a great holiday

BTW I have seen the video n its funny man

Impressionist said...

I see that u had a great time!
nice pics mate!

-I

Anjuli said...

interesting pictures!

ceedy said...

@jaggu

Yeah....keep it in your agenda and thanks for the song...someday I promise you I will also understand the language :P

ceedy said...

@neeku

ok cool.....

ceedy said...

@keshi

nah...she got married three days after I left...

and thanks for the pictures

ceedy said...

@anvita

yeah it was a much needed break...thanks

ceedy said...

@m. flowerr

hey thanks - I will try to keep blogging :)

ceedy said...

@impressionist

thanks bud...where are you?

ceedy said...

@anjuli

thanks

Prats said...

hehhe...of course, there's no running away.
back to the board I guess now?

Abreysham said...

the Central Dome pic is WOW- how did you take it? were you hanging out the side of the staircase?

the other yamaysingh shot is 'Downtown Houston'- *really* tall bldg :O

ceedy said...

@prats
yeah back to the board today after a 10 day break....but wish there really was a board to goto instead of the computer!

ceedy said...

@abreysham

no..
I took more than 20 pictures of the dome and this one turned out to be the best...

and that is just one bldg...the whole city has lot many!

Ashu said...

Nice cool pics mate. BTW my old comment deleted.

The thing is u find time to go out n chill out urself which not many ppl are able to do.

rare skill u got :)

Pavi!!!! said...

The brit video is damn cool rite...saw it last week.

I've heard texas is very dry..i had sumthing v.v. diff in my mind!ur pics say a diff story and a gr8 one....nice, that u had a gr8 vaccation :)

Pri said...

heyy cool pics ...maine ghar baithe baithe NASA dekh liya...

thanks for the virtual tour! ;)

ceedy said...

@ashu

glad you liked the pictures

and thanks for the compliments...life has to go on and I love travelling so I find time for it......

ceedy said...

@pavi!!!!!

this is southern texas which is close to the gulf of mexico....it is really green but heard gets really hot in summers and one cannot enjoy it outdoors as much as the northeast

ceedy said...

@pri

hey cool....it was a fun experience....

An ILLuS|On said...

I like the third,fourth & the fifth picture..especially the fifth one as i love its composition & the angle from its being taken=)

ceedy said...

@the illusion

thank you...I took almost 20 pics of the dome to get this finally....:)