Romeo and Juliet, here we come! Verona is a town east of Milan. Shakespeare staged Romeo and Juliet in Verona. Outside the station, is a statue of a giant Egyptian pharaoh . That’s a surprise! The town seemed a modern place: tall buildings, new infrastructure, until we came to the old town. That was a step back in time. All things aside, our first stop … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 41
OMG!! 40 th day!! We are so homesick. I know, I might sound ungrateful, but this feeling is there. Kids are feeling it, too. But I know the next day at being home, I will start missing my summer trip. It’s a weird feeling- we wake up, have breakfast, off to explore, have lunch and dinner, and sleep. Now, from someone else’s point of view … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 40
At breakfast I bumped into Ohio(ions) and found about a church- Sacre-Couer Basilica. It was a fifteen minutes walk from the hotel. Once we got there, I had two options: take the stairs or use the “tram” to get up. I chose the first option. Kids choose the latter. I chose the first options cause if you have lived in Paris for as long as … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 30
No summer is complete without a birthday party. No birthday is complete without goody bags. I personally think the two most important things in a birthday are cake and presents. Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 23
It rained. There was some thunder. Nothing exciting except playing a cultural game “coco.” Coco (nothing to do with cocoa) is a game from back home. There are two teams. One team stand in a horizontal line, while the other team is free to move around. The team which stands tags the “free” running team one person at a time. Once all the team is … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 19
We have no sense of routine. Kids slept at 4:30am! Breakfast was at 3:30pm. With a disrupted start, we gradually started our day. We went to Chuck-e-Cheese. It was actually fun. They have a new system ( at least, I think it’s new for me). The new system is that you can pay by time: 60 minutes = $20. We got that deal and had … Continue reading Summer 2019-Day 3
I am by no means a photographer. But, if you are at Sunset Beach, Oregon, pictures are all that can take your heart away. The water is so cold, atleast for old peeps like me. Kids rock on! (Check out how majestically the crow is enjoying the day!) Continue reading Pic is worth 1000 words…
If you ever hear a lot of screaming coming from inside a high school gym, don’t be startled. It is probably a team of girls volleyball. I have never been to a volleyball game. The only volleyball I have encountered was in my days of high school. I just remember trying out and ouch. It hurts. The other time I witnessed volleyball was on the … Continue reading Earplugs, please.
I have never ever done these two things before. 1-When I was making my plans, I was as strong as a rock. But when the time came, I felt as weak as an infant. I found myself crying in the shower, driving, and in the morning after breakfast. It was not like me. I am an optimistic person. I was leaving my three munchkins for … Continue reading Leaving…
Our kids have been to Pakistan( three cities, only) and Canada. Now when they are all grown up, they have their opinion of vacation. They want something big. If we talk about vacation, our kids always say to go to another country since they have never gone to one( Pakistan and Canada don’t seem to intrigue them much). Well, with this request on it’s way, … Continue reading I can hold it in!