My sister Yifaat visited in July 2000.
You can see pictures from the
from "Land Between the Lakes" in Kentucky
Finally, assorted pictures from her stay
can be seen here.
Pictures from a
barbecue that Jong arranged.
I had a short vacation in
During the summer, I used my new camera to take pictures of
lots of people .
at the university, and its
side as well (summer 2000).
During the fall semester, I had many opportunities
to take pictures.
Take a look at some interesting scenes of
the Allerton conference,
and places outside
the campus (fall 2000).
My one-day excursion in
Brussels (December 2000).
My vacation in Israel.
lots of flowers,
and we went to some
was cold and leafless, a stark contrast to
Around February, the snow
and then, all of a sudden,
began (December 2000-March 2001).
Nearing the end of the semester, I paid a visit to
Opher and Iris in
We also managed to spend an afternoon in
I had to see the
of the Mississippi river (May 2001).
I drove to the
ISIT conference in Washington, DC, for enhanced scenery.
You can see pictures of
of Washington itself, some
DC shots, and the battlefielf of
On the fourth of July, I went with Suraj to
Wisconsin and Chicago
In late July, our family went on a three week vacation.
We left Illinois, drove northwest through Wisconsin
and Minnesota, visited
continued to the
black hills region,
(Yellowstone and Grand Teton parks).
After a brief stay in
(Craters of the Moon monument),
we drove through
where we visited Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam.
We returned to
(Zion National park), drove south to
and returned to
where we visited Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches,
and Canyonlands National Parks, and much more!
On our way home, we drove through a nice mountain
My mother was on sabbatical at the University of Pennsylvania
up to February 2002. As a consequence, we were in
New York twice.
I also took several
during the winter.
During the spring and summer months, I talked my
office-mate Ashvin and his room-mate Prasad into
joining me for a series of excursions.
This habit of ours eventually became known as
"the weekly road-trip".
Starved Rock state park (IL),
Turkey Run state park (IN),
the Wisconsin Dells,
Wyandotte caves (IN),
and random minor excursions in
In August, my parents and I went on a two week excursion
around the Great Lakes.
We mainly visited
In November, I traveled to
where I saw friends, toured a bit, and gave a talk
The winter was too busy. I defended my Ph.D.,
deposited the dissertation, traveled to a conference
in Baltimore, interviewed at an amusing university,
and submitted two paper revisions and two new
journal papers. Overall, lack of sleep was the
main theme. A few pictures can be seen
The first interesting activity during the spring
was a road-trip that Armin and I took down south.
Unfortunately, it is impossible to reconstruct
the many philosophical discussions, fabulous meals,
the humming of Pilot Armin's propellors,
and immitations of certain southern gentlemen :)
However, there are some
and I attempt to reconstruct some of the folklore
on that webpage!
In late May, I went to
for several days. My visit to
Some Illinois pictures (including several interesting
Master Armin went on a brief summer day-trip to
After we had warmed up on these secondary excursions, Armin and
I decided that we wanted to partake in truly compelling adventure.
We set out on a Grand Western Tour, and drove west through
Our goal all along had primarily been to enjoy Colorado,
and we began with a morning walk in
followed by a drive up
The next day, we visited
Great Sand Dunes
National Park, followed by encounters with cliff dwellings at
Truly awe-inspiring views awaited us at the
Black Canyon of the Gunnison,
whose sheer walls and deep canyon are magnificent (the photos absolutely
do not do them justice). The following day we headed to the
Colorado National Monument,
where the oppressive heat prevented us from completing a perhaps
ambitious trail. Needing to recover from dehydration, we continued to
Arches National Park.
The highlight of the vacation was our climb in
Rocky Mountain National Park.
The return included a routine stop in the
Little did we know that a "pilot pirate" friend of Armin would
harass us 2 hours later in Nebraska. But I kept the camera shuttered.
A brief vacation in
Israel in December.
Photos from Houston
My mother visited me in
Texas in September.
In late September we were threatened in Houston by Hurricane Rita.
My colleague Shri and I had to leave for a conference and took the
Another visit in November in
In June I was in
A conference in Seattle led to some sight-seeing in
Washington in July.
I spent most of 2007 in Israel. Some photos of various excursions
Some photos from a trip to
Paris in August.
I spent several days in
Amsterdam in October.
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