In March, 2013, I was about to complete my First (Freshman) year of undergrad and didn't have any substantial plans for the Summer break. My maternal uncle had recently announced that he, aunty and their two sons would be heading to visit my maternal aunt in the US.
Now, my uncle and my two cousin brothers were Hollywood buffs. One would assume that, fans like them would definitely visit LA. However, their plans were quite the opposite. They planned the trip around real-life locations that they had watched in movies. This put some particularly interesting spots on their itinerary. Liberty Bell (National Treasure) and Las Vegas (Hangover), to name a few.
Then, something unexpected happened. Uncle suggested that I join them on the trip (Factor 1 of 3). My parents agreed happily (Factor 2 of 3). My aunt in the US decided that she wanted to gift me the trip, right from the international flight to my meals and hotels in various cities (Factor 3 of 3). The holy trifecta! The craziest part was that while my uncle's family would return after 3 weeks, I was going to be there for 2 months.