Saturday, July 28, 2012

San Francisco

Saturday was San Fran day! We left around 10 in the morning and arrived at San Francisco about an hour later. We took a walk through the Golden Gate Park (which is huge!) We had brought packed 'Stanford' lunches with us which some of us ate at the park (others gave their lunches to the nice of them!) After that, all of us walked around, got coffee or just hung out.

We headed to Fisherman's Wharf where all of us split up and went wherever our feet took us. There were lots of souvenir shops, electronic shops and, most importantly, ice cream shops :) Pier 39, however, is what impressed me the most. Pier 39 was first developed by entrepreneur Warren Simmons and opened October 4, 1978. I expected a tiny, wooden walkway going into the Pacific. But, this was nothing like that AT ALL. It has all kinds of shops, lots of different cuisines, a video arcade and street performances etc. There is also a two-storey carousel (!!!) which is, probably, the main attraction of Pier 39 and the ride was even more fun than it seemed. There are so many other things you could do at the Pier...I spent the entire afternoon there and I still didn't have enough time to see and do everything there.

At around 6, we met at Ceasar's Italian Restaurant for dinner. After dinner, when most of us were almost asleep, we got onto the bus and came back to Stanford. Most of us hit the bed exhausted, but happy.

Over and out, dudes!

The busy Pier 39

USA's first public children's park

Pier 39

Sea Lions at Pier 39

Ceasar‘s Italian restaurant 

Boats docked at Pier 39

Another gorgeous from Pier 39

Finally here :)

Hey! This is just a short update on what we've been upto the past two days...

All of us arrived at Stanford on the 26th and we settled in at Durand house. And Friday, we had our orientation, introductions were made...and after lunch, we left for the Grand tour of the (awesome, fantabulous amazing.....insert other synonyms here) Stanford campus!! We came back and relaxed while those of us fighting Jetlag took a siesta. Six of us went to see Batman.

Getting to know each other and talking to people from all parts of the world has been fun and exciting!! Stay tuned....coming up next is our day in the glorious (and cool) city of San Francisco!!!

Over and out.

Durand House

The entire group (minus the staff) at the main entrance of Stanford

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

All packed up

At noon tomorrow, I will be boarding my plane to Stanford. I cannot wait! My bags are packed, my ticket's ready and the Stanford maps are printed out! I am READY (!! I am so excited I am shaking :D Cannot wait to meet everyone tomorrow....I will try to post an update with pics tomorrow. Peace!

Over and out, folks.