Monday, April 24, 2006
A Trip to the US
Tomorrow, my parents are arriving from India. They will be making their first stop/stay at Bay Area, the silicon valley or the "land of desis" for the next couple of months and then continue their trip to the east coast for a couple of months from where they will head back to India.
Like most folks out there, i am excited, about my parents first visit to the US. Of course, the excitement comes along with a tinge of nervousness of how their stay with us is going to be. Over the past few weeks, my parents have been passing me information on how well they have stocked up for their trip. Even before i begin to tell them on how and what to prepare during their journey, they speak up with confidence on the various advices given by their friends and relatives who have visited their sons/daughters in the US. Even more surprising is the fact, that they know the activities, temples, places etc here in the Bay Area and it never ceases to amaze me about how the information from a US-returned parent spreads.
I guess i am fortunate to be living in Bay Area, with its variety of shops, desi stores, bus/public transportation facilities and choice of fine restaurants that should occupy them during our absences. Anyways, i am counting the hours between today and tomorrow afternoon to see them after 2 years.
Welcome Amma and Appa.....