Sunday, July 31, 2005

Our Trip To Atlanta!!!

Firstly... It had been long since i posted any of my experiences.. It was just photos and that too crazy ones.... So i finally decided that i have to again start posting my exp :)

To start off Friday evening itslef we had plans of going to Atlanta.. there were 2 reasons for this, one was we had to attend a house warming ceremony and the other, we wanted to go to Atlanta.

We started around 2.00 PM in the afternoon on Saturday... Filled up the gas... and then left for the CNN center in Atlanta... But as we were half way we realized we would be late to CNN and so we dropped our plan to CNN... So we just moved on to go to the house warming ceremony...
We reached their place around 4.oo PM. the house was really good... It was just beautiful... We just had a tour of the house... left from there around 4.30 PM...

We had plans of going to the Sai baba temple in Atlanta... We had the directions with us... We were moving just fine when we suddenly realized we had a diversion... One moving East and the other West.. We thought lets go West.... And we went on and on........................................
Well we went a long way and we finally realized that we have come a wrong way and we had to take up East to go reach the right track...
We went on and stopped at a Gas station.. And went inside to ask if they could help us out...
Luckily.. there was a Indian Lady... her husband happened to be a trustee of the temple. And they were very frequent visitors... She gave us directions how to reach there.. and we went on according to the directions... We were narrowly gonna miss thew road.. but for our luck i just happened to see the name of the road on a small board.. We finally reached the temple..
We felt as if God had relocated so that we dint have to search anymore...

After all this our plans were to go to Saravana Bhavan in Atlanta... Well this was again 45 mins from the temple.. But we werent sure if we would reach properly.. We met a Indian Family in the temple.. We showed them the directions we had.. They gave us simpler directions... and even offered that they would lead our way till some point..and thus we covered 1/4 the distance without hassels... But even later we dint find it that difficult to reach there.. Oh we were so happy to reach the place.. We were literally screaming with happiness...

Then from here again we caught up the road back to Macon after a few rounds... and once we were sure we were on the right track... we just moved on and on... And we reached home at 12.30 in the night... So tired and stressed out...

Inspite of all this we were happy coz of the trip and all the more exited to go to the next one....

PS: Coz of all the confusion we took just 3 snaps... So no snaps from this trip...

18 comments:

~phobiac~ said...

hey art...please check..r there wheels under ur feet ?....do u travel or what !!

AmitKen said...

Hey Art!

I've been mostly away from blogging recently.. and when i visit ur blog today, i get to know that you've crossed 7 seas and enjoying in US of A :o)

Have a great time.. If you're there on a short term assignment, make sure you see/visit as many places as possible and make the most of all ur weekends..

have fun!

Vivhyd said...

art .. well .. going arnd without proper directions is tough sometimes esp.. with no one to ask on the road etc.. I have got lost numerous times.. but seem to have got better now.. and u guys will become better at tht too.. ya .. sometimes u have to make a decision which way to go and u kinda hope tht u r in the rite direction.. :)

Woodooz said...

You missed CNN Center and went to a sai baba temple and saravana bhavan ? What is this Aarti, u get to see all that here... hmmm.

Anyways, did u take help from google map ? Losing directions and taking diversions can be a little scary... esp in an alien land.

Seems like quite an exciting trip... Picture picture... I want those three pictures. Post them or mail them :o)

junat said...

wow quite a lotsa travelling for you
just amazing
keep enjoying.........

Art said...

Phobiac,

It was weekend and we had gone out... thats all :)

Amitken,

I will be here for a longer time.. So taking my own sweet time to visit places.

Vivhyd,

We did go with proper directions.. Just that we dint understand one line properly. It said conitnue on GA-20 and we dint know which GA-20 East or West. Other than that till then we were moving fine. :)
But i guess we will improve as we get used to it :)

Somu,

Well we skipped CNN coz it closes at 5. And the tour is for 1 hr... So no point in reaching there after 4. And there was too much traffic that we couldnt have reached there before 4.
But we have plans to go to CNN and Atlanta downtown some weekend... We decided we would want more time. But we saw Atlanta downtown at nite... and i must say i was amazed to see that.. Infact wanted to take pics.. But we were in the car..so dint take...
The pics were all in Saravana Bhavan.. We thought after such a long trip there was not even 1 pic.. so just took those 3. :)

Paddy,

Well surely plan to enjoy much more :)

Raju PP said...

"We felt as if God had relocated so that we dint have to search anymore..."

lolz!!! this is too good :))

enigma said...

Hi art,
that sounds like a good adventure. it's been long since i blogged too.. but never miss to see your posts.. though i don't leave comments very frequntly.
You have a good time!!
Cheers!

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Smyta said...

Artz:

Wow I m back to find some nice pictures here. Good good. So r u having a whale of a time in USA?

Enjoy Madi,

Smiles etc.,

Smyta

Art said...

Raj,
At that moment we really felt so :)

Enigma,
Thanks a lot... I just couldnt resist posting this..

Smy..,
I am trying to enjoy my level best :)

Akruti said...

Good to see you enjoying and travelling arthi:) I was out of town and checked my mails today,will reply soon:) takecare girl and have loads of fun

Karthik L G said...

hey hi, I know how it is to lose the way... know what? today i had to travel from accenture, dairy circle to accenture,sarjapur...n i took a wrong deviation and went on n on n on ... into a village... must have traveeled an xtra 30 kms bcos of this fault..

looks like u ... oops 'we' had a good time :))

Art said...

Neels,
I am having loads of fun... And trying to go around places too...

Karthik,
Hmm.. Thats gr8.. wish u had ur camera... u wouldnt have felt the xtra 30 kms... :)

Gangadhar said...

It's glad that you're having nice experiences over there..Waiting to see more from you,Arathi!!
Take care

Fundoo said...

Oh boy! Some seems to be having gala time in the US of A!!! :O) Do keep this posts coming gal.. this is free Amrika trip for souls like us. :D

Very well written! :)

Prakash said...

hi
seems like u are having the time of ur life. enjoy ur self...
but dont forget to post....
Keep it coming
Prakash

Art said...

Gangadhar,
Well.. lots more to come.

Fun_da_mental,
Thanks!!!Sure will keep posting more...

Prakash,
Will post as and when possible...