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.....

11 comments:

Anand Prabhu said...

have a great time with your parents :)

tt_giant said...

Have a nice time with them and take them around. Wonderful time of the year!

Prasanna said...

I can feel how excited u must be. Have a super time with ur dad and mom. I still remember the time when i visited my brother, when i was in the US for an assignment, for thanks giving, and my parents too had visited him at that time.That was the perfect way to say "Happy Thanks Giving".

Viji said...

wow, that's good for you!!
Have a great time, Mitr and update us later about the trip! :))

Raju said...

hope ur parents had a good trip.. Have a good time with them.. I am seeing lots of 'madisaars' and veshtis in this part (NJ) of US..

Me too said...

Hope your parents enjoy their stay here and you enjoy their company!

Shiv Shankar said...

Mom's food and US life the combination .

mitr_bayarea said...

everybody-

Thanks..my parents had a good trip and are getting settled.

Jinguchakka said...

Sometimes the Indian things we get here, we don't get even in some cities of India.

Nyneishia said...

Awesomey !!!

Guess they have already arrived..welcome to ur parents. :) Hope they have a wonderful stay and enjoy loads...have a lovely time all of you !!

mitr_bayarea said...

jinguchakka and nyneishia-

Thanks.....yes, a lot of stuff that they have brought are already available in Indian stores here.