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post May 30 2009, 01:39 AM
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After nearly 20 years, I had set foot once again on the United States of America soil!

In this thread, I would present some pics. taken (still taking) in that connection.

To start with, here are a couple from SNOQUALMIE WATER FALLS, Seattle Area!

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post May 30 2009, 01:45 AM
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Incidentally, this is your Venkat! Next to him is his wife. More pics. later.

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post May 30 2009, 02:00 AM
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Tulip Festival at Mount Vernon, Seattle Area!

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Venkat,

What a pleasant surprise. Love those tulips. How long are you planning to stay in US? How did you like Hawaii? Please post more pictures. .Nice to see your wife and you.

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post May 30 2009, 02:12 AM
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Venkat,

It is nice to see the real person behind 'Rare Diamonds'. You have a very happy family. May god bless you a long life ahead.

Recently, a friend also sent me photos of the tulip farm.; they are so pretty. I had visited Seattle area a few times.

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QUOTE(lakshmi @ May 30 2009, 02:05 AM) *

Venkat,

What a pleasant surprise. Love those tulips. How long are you planning to stay in US? How did you like Hawaii? Please post more pictures. .Nice to see your wife and you.

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Lakshmi,

We have just got back from our 6 day trip to Hawaii (Honolulu-Oahu & Mauwi). By any standards, that is a very short trip to Hawaiian islands. No question, however, that Hawaii is a beautiful place! Shall post pics of Hawaaii as we continue this thread.

My heart-felt thanks for your post. smile.gif

Venkat

PS. We are here based out of Bellevue, Seattle Area, and will be around until end-June.

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QUOTE(Exon @ May 30 2009, 02:12 AM) *

Venkat,

It is nice to see the real person behind 'Rare Diamonds'. You have a very happy family. May god bless you a long life ahead.

Recently, a friend also sent me photos of the tulip farm.; they are so pretty. I had visited Seattle area a few times.

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Hi Exon,

Many thanks for your kind words.

My daughter, there in one of the photos, has all the 15 CDs of my "Some Rare Diamonds Of Rafi Saab" and also "Some Rare Diamondsa of Other Legends"! rolleyes.gif

What a pleasure it was to travel while listening to those!!! smile.gif

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smile.gif Hi Venkatji,

What lovely pics. and it is so nice so see you and your family in them. Beautiful tulips. I visited the Washington area about 8 years ago. My husband was working on a project and we stayed in Bellingham for about two months. I fell in love with that place. Be sure to visit some of those San Juan islands...they are absolutely gorgeous. I will dig out some of my old pics.

p.s. If you could make the pics smaller, they would be easier to see.



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Venkat ji
Lovely pics. Specially loved the waterfall one. Looking forward to the others.
Hope you have a great time with family there. smile.gif

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Many sincere thanks, Madhavi and Hildebrand, for your posts.

This Seattle is a commercial, bustling City and a sleepy, premium hill-station, both thrown into one!! I think that makes it very special.

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On May 8, 2009, we went for a Jagjit Singh ghazal concert at Benaroya Hall, in downtown Seattle.

Though I was disappointed with the show, as he did not cover any of his greater songs, here is a pic.


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Here is the famous Seattle Space Needle!

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A trip to Bainbridge Island, an hour of ferrying from Seattle port!


Pic 1: On the boat, in the company of a glass of Budlight!!


Pic 2: Inside the Bainbridge Island



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Really fantastic Venkat. The pics would look even more beautiful if you resize them. Love the color of the water. Did you already visit California? Any idea of coming to Midwest? You are welcome to stay with us. Let me know.

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Venkat..It is great seeing you and your family. smile.gif
Hope you have a wonderful holiday out there.. I just resized a pic and added a frame and posting here...hope you wont mind.
And...yes, nothing like listening to our fantsatic melodies out there.. best of Audio and Visuals. smile.gif


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