A 2 week hectic schedule that took me from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, New York, Princeton, Chicago and Washington DC was a whirlwind tour. But it gave me an opportunity to finally meet with the team at Accion Labs in Pittsburgh to share business plans and dreams, meet my long lost childhood friend Atul Pawar to talk late into the night learning about life in the US, spend time with college friend Ananth Koppikar and have a lovely home cooked dinner, meet with Mahesh and his beautiful wife Nikki over lunch, stay in a cute little apartment in downtown Chicago belonging to my nephew Ranjit, attend an amazing jazz concert to listen to some awesome music with Kalyan Pathak, share a tasty Mexican meal with Sandeep and Monica Garg and their kids, meet with Kulwant and Amardeep at their large but warm house and share a game of pool in his basement, and finally meet with Sameer and Monica Bhide in DC where Sameer was kind enough to drive me through downtown DC to get a quick glimpse of all the wonderful monuments, before flying back the next morning to India.

Here are some photographs I took on this tour:

Margaritas in Pittsburgh Margaritas in Pittsburgh

New Vrindaban Temple in Pittsburgh New Vrindaban Temple in Pittsburgh

Mount Washington Tunnel, Pittsburgh Mount Washington Tunnel, Pittsburgh

Three rivers heritage trail, Pittsburgh Three rivers heritage trail, Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh skyline Pittsburgh skyline

Pittsburgh skyline from Mt. Washington Pittsburgh skyline from Mt. Washington

Bird's eye view of Monongahela river Bird’s eye view of Monongahela river

Sunrise on a snowy morning at Princeton Sunrise on a snowy morning at Princeton

Sunrise on a snowy morning puts a coat of white on all the houses Sunrise on a snowy morning puts a coat of white on all the houses

Starbucks, Chicago - makes for a great temporary work space Starbucks, Chicago – makes for a great temporary work spaceStarbucks, Chicago

View from 41st floor, Chicago View from 41st floor, Chicago

Bridgehouse on Michigan Avenue, Chicago Bridgehouse on Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Chicago River at night Chicago River at night

Statue of Irv Kupcinet Statue of Irv Kupcinet

Zara Zaharieva at Studio 914 Zara Zaharieva at Studio 914

The Coalition at Studio 914 The Coalition at Studio 914

Xavier Breaker on drums at Studio 914 Xavier Breaker on drums at Studio 914

Kalyan Pathak's Jazz Mata at Studio 914 Kalyan Pathak’s Jazz Mata at Studio 914

Dandia by Jazz Mata at Studio 914 Dandia by Jazz Mata at Studio 914

Ivanhoe Castle, Chicago Ivanhoe Castle, Chicago

Deep pan pizza, Chicago Deep pan pizza, Chicago

Sears Towers during day time Sears Towers during day time

Trump Tower during the day Trump Tower during the day

Quesadilla magnifique Quesadilla magnifique

Washington Dulles Airport Washington Dulles Airport

National Archives, DC National Archives, DC

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