It’s an always a pleasure and fun thing to meet your childhood friends abroad. I have meet Suhas and his brother here. I have also meet Aditi and her family. We all meet at time square, like time square is our new Katta. In my native language “Marathi” we refer a place as katta where we all friends use to meet. I could have meet Anup too when he came to east coast in New York but unfortunately I was on my way towards Niagara. So when Rohan told me that he is going to come to New York I was 100% sure that I need to meet him. Last time we meet was four years ago. And if I miss this chance to meet him then god knows when we can meet again. He was coming to celebrate his sister’s commencement ceremony. His mother was also visiting to attend commencement ceremony. And we wanted to visit her too. And off course his maha-naughty kid “Arjun”. So overall this was a best opportunity to catch up with old buddy. But destiny always has different plans…
Just before one week Trupti started have severe lower back pain. She was not able to walk. So we have to cancel our New York trip. And we all were sad that now when can we meet. But then we decided whatever it takes let’s make sure we meet this time and we decided to do a road trip to Ithaca, NY. I have told at office that coming Friday I be working from home for half day and then I will be off in the afternoon for the commencement ceremony. Though Shivani has completed her masters from Binghamton University she is living in Ithaca, NY. So we started our 444 KM journey to Ithaca, NY.
We started our peregrination from West Hartford around 4.15pm. We were little anxious about the thoroughfare near New York because of the traffic. Ways came handy this time. I loved this mobile app. The app creators tried gamifying the whole monotonous navigation task. It also have some nuance of social networking site where multiple people can post events such as vehicle stopped at shoulder, police patrol, accidents, traffic jams etc. But they need to improve on the commentary of the navigation. Sometimes it is confusing as opposed to Nokia here app.
I was thinking about Ithaca as a very normal city like may be “Hartford, CT”. And since Binghamton has a university it will be like student filled city. It took us almost
When we reached there picturesque town of Ithaca was looking little touristy.
I didn’t get a chance to visit the Tougnoack falls during this trip, but I will definitely include it next time.”