April 14, 2010

An itinerary, a daydream

As I have often posted in past few months, I am writing my thesis at the moment, which means I am working, working and working. Remember the exam days from school days? The two-three weeks when all you get to do is study and remember how during those weeks you would make list of things you would do once exams finished.

Now imagine extending that two-three week period to six months. Yep that’s how I feel like at the moment and yes, I have been making lists of things I want to do. I know a lot of them are not feasible or practical but that doesn’t stop me from day-dreaming.

Anyway, I have been planning this hypothetical cross-country road trip that I want to take. I know I won’t be able to make it and have to settle down for something less (probably a west coast road trip from San Francisco to Seattle: its more practical.), yet I have been day-dreaming. I have a rough itinerary as well:


(Courtesy: Google maps)

A- San Francisco, CA: Starting point

B-  Death Valley, CA:

Eric-Moore-Death-Valley(Image from:http://www.und.edu/instruct/mineral/Eric-Moore-Death-Valley.jpg)

C- Grand Canyon, AZ:


D- Arches National Park, UT:

 (Image from: http://fruitfly.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/delicate-arch-arches-national-park-utah.jpg)

E- Salt Lake City, UT:

SALT%20LAKE%20CITY%20SKYLINE[1](Image from: http://www.wfrc.org/cms//images/photos//SALT%20LAKE%20CITY%20SKYLINE.JPG)

F- Craters of the moon, ID:


G- Yellowstone National park, WY:

ecophoto(Image from: http://www.greensolutionsmag.com/back_issues/GSM-Aug08/images/ecophoto.jpg) 

H- Mount Rushmore, SD:


(Image from: http://www.welcometothepond.com/American%20Symbols%20WebQuest/mountrushmore.jpg)

I- Chicago, IL:

info-Chicago_river (Image from: http://www.essential-architecture.com/A-AMERICA-N/USA/CHICAGO/CHIC.htm)

J- New York, NY:

travel_g_newyork_580(Image from; http://sports.espn.go.com/travel/cities/index?city=new-york-city)

K-  Washington, DC:

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Well someday, I will visit all these places, even if I can’t take this trip…

Yeah, yeah. I will make the west coast road trip itinerary too.


  1. Wow!! That's a cool plan!! They say, everything starts as somebody's daydream. Its the first step. So, may be some day you will realize this dream!
    All the best for that and best wishes for your thesis too!
    Cheers :)

  2. I so miss my university life. I loved everything about it...can't wait to get back to school some day, any day :)

    And you know what, I've been wanting to do a East - West road trip too. I haven't planned at all, but I'm sure to do it someday. Take a month or so off and just drive around the country. What fun that would be. :) Will definitely come back to this post to make sure I cover all the places listed here :D Thanks i advance.