Learning to Fly: A Dream Come True

Ever since I was a little kid, I have dreamt about flying an airplane and getting a pilot’s license.

Well, that dream is a little closer to reality today:

That's me with training aircraft

That's me in the Cockpit of a sports plane

Thats my pilot logbook. So proud of it.

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A visit to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas, Texas

Here are some beautiful pictures I took during my recent visit to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. If you want to see more pics, check out my Flickr set which has almost 200 pictures taken during this visit. Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hkotadia/sets/72157634534748311/

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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Stunning Double Rainbow Over Lower Manhattan, New York City

Awesome double rainbow over Hudson river and lower Manhattan, New York city. I recorded this on May 21st, 2005 from my apartment in Jersey city, New Jersey.

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A Visit to Times Square, New York

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Beautiful Day in Dallas, Texas

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Holiday Lights: A Joy Forever

I am very lucky to be living in a community that put up a fantastic show of holiday lights for Christmas and New Year from November 2012 till January 2013.

Wanted to share some of the pictures of these lights as seen from my living room and in my ‘back yard’ park.

Hope you enjoy these pictures and let me know what you think:

Walking in my back yard

Dallas,Texas Christmas winter wonderland! #wfaasnow

Stunning

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Beautiful moon set

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Reflection

Moonset and lights

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My backyard walking trail

Love the reflection

My backyard lighting

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Trip to Kansas city, Missouri

I visited Kansas city, Missouri several times last year and stayed at a hotel just across from Union Station in Kansas city. Highlight of the trip was seeing trains come and go at Union Station from my hotel room balcony. It brought back childhood memories of train travel or going to railway station! I surely miss those days!!

Some of the photos taken during this trip are embedded below. Hope you enjoy them and let me know what you think:

Beautiful day in kansas city missouri

World war I memorial and museum

Sunset in Kansas city.

180 degree Kansas city at night panorama picture

This is the beautiful Kansas city Union Station and water fountain in the front

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A Trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Here are some pictures from my extended trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earlier this year. It is a great city full of historic sites on almost every city block in down-town.

I stayed at a hotel just opposite Logan Square and had some fantastic views of down town monuments and sky scrapers from my hotel room. Hope you enjoy these pictures:

Philadelhia-View of Logan square from balcony of my hotel room

Philadelphia downtown on a cold winter day

Philadelphia on a cold winter morning

view from my hotel room

Philadelphia in a single picture

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Favorite Park Bench

All of us have favorite spots where we can relax and may be read a book, magazine, news paper or may be watch Netflix or Hulu Plus on iPad. This is my favorite bench in a park near where I live.

And picture below that is of my favorite park bench in New York state when I use to live in New York/New Jersey tri-state area few years back.

Beautiful day in Dallas.

Bench with a view in Bear Mountain State Park, New York

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Some Beach, Some Where!

Some times when work gets hectic and life pulls me down, I am reminded of a song by country music star Blake Shelton titled “Some Beach” (if you are not familiar with that song, here’s a link to official video of this song).

During such occasions, I conjure up following images in my mind of photos I had taken in and around West Palm Beach, Florida during my stay there.

Classic Florida

Aha, the sight and smell of ocean

On the beach

Temperature in Dallas right now is 105 F and here I am on a Florida beach near Miami

Beach panorama, Boca Raton, Florida

On the beach

On the beach

Amazing

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