Sunday, April 03, 2016

San Francisco, California

After exploring Canyons, Vegas and the Disney’s we finally arrived at San Jose in Bay area to meet my school friend Saravanan and his family. It was so nostalgic to meet Sarvan after nearly 10.5 years and time really flies away. Sarvan had a daughter Sasha who is also of the same age like Anish and they both had a great time together. Golden gate bridge was always a picturesque scenic post which hangs in most of our houses during our childhood days and it was always my dream to explore this wonder one day and finally the dream came true. It is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait covering around 4.8 kms between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. 

It is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. After exploring the Golden gate bridge we had a chance to go to Palace of Fine Arts which was very impressive and indeed a beautiful place. 

Next day we went to Mystery Spot which is a visual illusion based tourist attraction near Santa Cruz in California. The illusion experienced by visitors results from the oddly tilted environment as well as standing on a tilted floor. Inside the tilted room of the Mystery Spot, misperceptions of the height and orientation of objects occur. Then we went to Santa Cruz beach and Anish enjoyed playing in the beach sand and he built the sand castles with his mommy. It’s a nice beach to hang out on a sunny day. Thanks to Sarvan, his wife Anusha and his daughter Sasha who gave a great company for us, their hospitality and helped us to explore the great city of San Francisco and it was indeed a trip to remember in our lives. 

Sathish Kumar S

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