Monthly Archive: November 2006

Off to Vegas!

Will be traveling to Las Vegas later today on a 4 day vacation. Its been quite some time since me and Chitra had a nice break from work, … and thanksgiving is the best time to have one ! (ideally.. not! – but given our work/situation!)

So, we start on the 21-Nov, and return back to Houston on the 25-Nov. Also plan to drive to Grand Canyon on one of the day.

Photos and updates once I get back!

PS3 Launch

PS3

Well, PS3 is all set to launch here in USA on the 17th November, and there are queues in front of stores to get one!

Yesterday, me and my friend had been to the local Walmart, and we found that there were around 6 to 7 people camping outside to get their hands on the PS3 console. Inside, we could see the PS3 console at display, with a notice above it directing people to the queue outside for it! There were only 10 Units for sale.

BTW, its getting very cold these days, and yesterday it was really windy! I have never experienced such winds before !!… Cold+Wind is terrible. Can’t imagine the enthusiasm of the people waiting in queue for the console!

BTW… check this site dedicated for Console Camping : http://www.consolecamp.com/index.php

I also read reports that people were placing Ads on Craigslist to stand in line for the Console/Black Friday sale!

San Antonio Trip

This post has been long due. Wanted to post this a week back, but work is kind of hectic. So, could not post it. Anyways, to cut the story short, me and Chitra had been to San Antonio during the Oct 28/29 weekend.

San Antonio is the 7th biggest city in USA and has got a historic touch to it. Its around 3 hrs drive from Houston. The main attraction of the city is the “River Walk” area. Its a small river which flows right thought the heart of the city. There is a walkway around this river, and the walkway has all kinds of shops and restaurants on it. Nice place to spend a day! One more attraction is the Sea World water park. We spend our first day at the Sea World water park.

Here is a photo essay of the trip!

We started our trip with Sea World…
Sea World Entrance
Sea World Entrance – Click to Zoom

Sea World Entrance
Sea World Entrance – Click to Zoom

At Sea World, you can feed the dolphins!… but only during the feeding time. But we did manage to get pretty close to these wonderful creatures…
Sea World Dolphin
Sea World Dolphin – Click to Zoom

Next, we went to the Sea Lion Show. It was just Amazing. You need to see the show to believe what these wonderful creatures are capable of! The show was really funny and cute!
Sea World - Sea Lion Show
Sea World – Sea Lion Show – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Sea Lion Show
Sea World – Sea Lion Show – Click to Zoom

Sea World Sea Lion Show - Uncle Max
Sea World Sea Lion Show – Uncle Max – Click to Zoom

Next was the Shamu Show – Shamu is a huge whale and this show too was great. Below are some pics of the show…
Sea World - Shamu Show
Sea World – Shamu Show – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Shamu Show
Sea World – Shamu Show – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Shamu Show
Sea World – Shamu Show – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Shamu Show
Sea World – Shamu Show – Click to Zoom

Lady Selling some soft drinks
Lady Selling some soft drinks – Click to Zoom

We saw one more show called “Viva”… it was the one with white whales and dolphins and some synchronized dancing!. Was good…
Sea World - White Whale
Sea World – White Whale – Click to Zoom

The last show that we saw was Water Ski Show. Saw some amazing stunts…
Sea World - Water Ski Show
Sea World – Water Ski Show – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Water Ski Show
Sea World – Water Ski Show – Click to Zoom

Then we spend some time on different rides… and this was the first one… the Roller coaster… was pretty exciting..
Sea World - Roller coaster
Sea World – Roller coaster – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Roller coaster
Sea World – Roller coaster – Click to Zoom

Sea World - Roller coaster
Sea World – Roller coaster – Click to Zoom

After Sea world, we checked into our hotel, and spent our evening at the River walk area… which was fully lit-up at night … Here are some snaps… of the same….
San Antonio - River Walk
San Antonio – River Walk – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - River Center Mall
San Antonio – River Center Mall – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - River Walk
San Antonio – River Walk – Click to Zoom

The next day, again we went to the River Walk area, and took a boat ride…
San Antonio - River Walk
San Antonio – River Walk – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - River Walk
San Antonio – River Walk – Click to Zoom

There are Restaurants, and shops all along the River walk area… Nice place to shop and hang out…
San Antonio - River Walk
San Antonio – River Walk – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Restaurant on the River Walk
San Antonio – Restaurant on the River Walk – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - River Walk boat ride
San Antonio – River Walk boat ride – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - River Walk - Theater
San Antonio – River Walk – Theater – Click to Zoom

And here are some pictures of the buildings in the downtown area…
San Antonio - Downtown Area
San Antonio – Downtown Area – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Downtown Area
San Antonio – Downtown Area – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Downtown Area
San Antonio – Downtown Area – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Downtown Area
San Antonio – Downtown Area – Click to Zoom

This was shot from the boat ride…
San Antonio - Downtown Area
San Antonio – Downtown Area – Click to Zoom

Doesn’t this building look like a flat wall ?
San Antonio - Downtown Area
San Antonio – Downtown Area – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Downtown Area - RiverCenter Mall
San Antonio – Downtown Area – RiverCenter Mall – Click to Zoom

The famous Alamo – This monument has its own place in the History of Texas
San Antonio - The Alamo
San Antonio – The Alamo – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - The Alamo
San Antonio – The Alamo – Click to Zoom

Our last visit was to the Tower of the Americas. Its a 750 Foot tall tower, with a revolving restaurant at the top!. You get to see an amazing 360 degree view of the entire San Antonio Area!
San Antonio - Tower of the Americas
San Antonio – Tower of the Americas – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Tower of the Americas
San Antonio – Tower of the Americas – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - From Tower of the Americas
San Antonio – From Tower of the Americas – Click to Zoom

San Antonio - Downtown area from Tower of the Americas
San Antonio – Downtown area from Tower of the Americas – Click to Zoom

Hope you enjoyed the Virtual Tour of San Antonio! :)