Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Weekend at Wisconsin



S and I have been taking the roles of nomads every weekend, since Summer. We're looking forward to being at home in winter to keep away from Illinois's harsh weather. So, once again we hit the road to Wisconsin last Friday. We went to Door County to enjoy the Fall colours.



S and I both enjoy driving and love long scenic drives, but this time it was tiring - we rented a dreadful car that made us realise we had parts in our body that we never knew existed before! But those beautiful colours made us forget all the pain, and once we reached back home, we started feeling all the stress.

Door County is one of the most beautiful places in the US to visit during fall. Fall, in Chennai, is usually a bunch of dried leaves gathered on the streets, which people nonchalantly call trash... and you can find the corporation sweepers using a bamboo broom stick and basket picking up those dried leaves. We sometimes think that God has been a little too partial towards the US in terms of scenic beauty.

There's a score of trees lined outside apartments and homes... so imagine, if you owned a home out here, you'd be mowing your lawn, cleaning the porches and sidewalks off these fallen leaves, and shovelling the snow in winter, all by yourself. This country is the mother of all DIYs. And then, that's what shows us how pampered we've been in India, and the kind of things we take for granted back home... God Bless India!

P.S - We clicked plenty of pictures and some cousins thought S smiled like ''Chandler'' in a few snaps






6 comments:

Instinctive Traveller said...

fall. the only thing that falls here in chennai is garbage. all around you. never mind that you are only walking down a street. maybe that' sonly the case with places like triplicane and not the whole of chennai. but boy! u need to be careful here.

lovely pics.

Rums said...

hehe, i know. but u know what could be worse than chennai's garbarain? Mumbai's! you should consider sharing an apartment with friends somewhere else, and not the mansions... wot do you think?

Instinctive Traveller said...

i think so too. only i like triplicane with all it's garbage. : ) hate the place. love the place. hate the place... love the place...

Rums said...

Hehe, did I tell you, my ole man's bachelor days were in one of those mansions in Bell's Road... till he got to Mumbai on work.

Prahalathan said...

Nice pics! :) Hope u both having lotsa fun...

Rums said...

Thanks da, I remember sending the picasa link to the group too. Yes, we're having fun too. Dey, how do I do blogrolling - like your Pals list?