Wednesday, June 17, 2009

San Diego

Last weekend we went to San diego..it was the graduation time for my SIL. Here in US they make it look so grand ceremony......it was like their advisors putting that sashay on them and then all the way we had those flower shops selling bouquets and garlands. We also thought of buying one and my daughter picked 2-3 and the seller was watching like..hellooo:) because when he said 20 $ we said for how many? and he was like what do you think, its for one:)
After the ceremony there was a reception for all the parents, families and all.and everybody was having photo sessions. Looking at the parents I thought how happy they were, it was also their fruit of labour,their moment of glory and I remembered my son's graduation day so much and how much he had made efforts to make it possible for us to be there and I have very fond memories of that day and wished that I could see my daughter walking on the podium, but that time neither I had any idea, nor my daughter thought of calling us:).
In the evening we wanted to go to an Indian restaurant to celebrate the occasion and somebody said..MONSOON is best..its in downtown..here there were so many indian restaurants all in 1km radius. This Monsoon was not good at all, neither the food was good nor the servings enough:).
We stayed at Hyatt at La Jolla and the hotel was good, service is also good, but even the internet is charged extra there..it was a bit on expensive side and the crowd..it was so crowded all the time and there was some wedding party also going on, so I saw some really best dressed people, otherwise here I get to see people always casually dressed:)
Weather was very pleasant there so it was a nice weekend,met few friends-one Indian and one Mauritian. and now tomorrow I am leaving for Canada:)

25 comments:

Reflections said...

Glad u r enjoying urself;-)!!!!!

Smitha said...

It sure sounds like you are having a lovely time :) San Diego is a wonderful place! I have many fond memories of it :)

Renu said...

Reflections: :):):):)

Spontaneous Mini said...

Hey you are having a fun vacation nice to know that.
I did the 25 thingie tag finally.
SH had his MBA graduation ceremony last weekend and I have yet to write abt it..
Dekho na, I am lazy not busy.

Just call me 'A' said...

ohh i wish i had a chance to meet you. I live very close to La Jolla...one exit away :)...and i was in downtown too that weekend :)

you show have dropped a line earlier that you would be in San Diego. I would have drove over to say Hi :(

Renu said...

Smitha: Oh yes:)..I have been to San diego a few times and lived there with my daughter and loved the place:)

Spontaneous mini:..Here graduation ceremonies are quite fun:)....I would like to know how it was there.

Actually If I get delayed for something, then I forget all the details and even loose the enthu also:), so iw ant to write immediately.

Just Call Me A: Now i am really regretting, would have loved to see u, may be you were there, we were in Horton Plaza also.
earlier also my daughter used to live in La Jolla only:)..Now i am missed this opportunity:(, may be next time.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sounds like you are having fun!! :)

- Pixie

Bedazzled said...

wow ! travel .. and more travel !

Solilo said...

Congratulations to your SIL!

I love San Diego and esp. Shamu :)

Sandhya said...

Renu, I can feel that you are enjoying thoroughly! I have seen a video of this graduation ceremony of a relative from a US school. The girl is very smart and gave some speech also. She was the leader of some art group. It was nice to watch.

I too, am not lucky enough to watch my son getting MS degree from the premium university, over there - that too 5 year course with full scholarship. He was getting some cash prizes during the previous years also. So many things are happening and we are here, just blessing him. Bad luck, in that way.

So, next Canada and Nayagara falls, good! Enjoy!

Piper .. said...

Congrats to your SIL!!
Renu, you sound like an excited child! :):) So glad you`re enjoying. Have fun at Canada.
The Indian restaurants here at Minneapolis arent that good either. In fact you`ll never find the food as good as back home, anywhere in this country I guess...:)

Mystic Margarita said...

Congrats to your SIL! And you keep having fun! :)

Chriz said...

on my gradutation day too, i had fun donning all black coats and stuff..

Still thinking said...

Wow! Looks like you're having one whirlwind of a trip.

Glad to hear you're having fun :D

Waiting to hear all abt Canada :)

Renu said...

Pixie: yeahI am enjoying:)

Bedazzled: yes travel and more travel but for pleasure..so its a pleasure.

Solio: Thanx:)

I loved Shamu and pet show:)

Sandhya: Sandhya, sometimes we take something very lightly at the moment:), but now I feel that we must do everything to celebrate every occasion as much as possible.

I will keep updating every place I visit:)

Still Thinking: yeha..I am not able to keep up the blog, I am in Canada, but so far I havent written about even Saettle. will do so very soon:)

Amrita said...

You are having some time!!!

Renu said...

Amrita: Yes I am:)

Renu said...

Piper: Thanks :) and yes I am still a child at heart:)

Even in Ottawa, there are 48 indian restaurants though its a samall place.


Mystic margarita: Thanx:)
and how are u now?

Shilpa said...

Wow! Its been a long trip, isn't it?

the blogger formerly known as sansmerci said...

have fun!!!!!!!!!!

Renu said...

Indyeah: thank u so much!! you are so generous to me but you made my day:)

I am like that, cant ever tell a lie and very straightforward.and cant change myself to please everybody:)

If we ever meet, i think we would be instantly friends....I love anybody who shares my love of reading.

And only a good soul can appreciate others so whole heartedly:)

deepsspeakingup said...

I envy youuuuu,Renu..you're being treated to a heavenly weather and its scorching here!

Having said that I'm glad too that you're having a blast of a vacation.
Take care:)

Renu said...

Shilpa: Yeah its a long trip, i just hope that I dont get bored by that time.

Deeps: here if the temp. goes 24 ..its the talk of the town how hot it has become:)

Manasa said...

20 $ ?? hmmm

Renu said...

Sansmerci: Thanx:)

Manasa: yeah,some times here things are like that:)