Much as I love to travel, I realized that all through grad school, I really never traveled unless it was coupled with a conference or organized by someone else. When it is left to me, I pretty much cop out at the last minute making excuses of work or money. No more of that now, there is so much I have yet to see here, and now that I may be seeing an end to my stay here, its time to make that list. So here goes, a very do-able (over a year or so?) list.
2 The West Coast! : Ideally: Redwood forests, SF, Yosemite, LA, SD (otherwise a certain blogger may kill me) and Joshua Tree. Whew! May be this will be my exit trip from the US, after I leave my job and don't have to worry about length of the holiday.
3. The Grand Canyon.
4. Dallas, Houston, Lubbock (Never been to Texas, and some of my close friends live there)
5. Lutom: just to go back to one time.
6. Cincinnati : To meet, hang out with and get drunk with S just like the good old days. To do the trip with my friend that we had often thought about and planned.
7. Yellowstone National Park
I think that's it. If I had to make my absolute essential list, this would be it. And I am starting with Chicago in a couple weeks. yay!