Another 99 Hours in Japan

Last December, Bree and Liam came to visit, squeezing in a quick trip before Christmas. They enjoyed their time enough to return again this year for another 99 hours in Japan. Arriving late Sunday afternoon, Bree and Liam crashed not long after getting to our house. Waking early on Monday, we decided to drive to … Continue reading Another 99 Hours in Japan

Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities

THURSDAY I was engrossed in my in-flight movie and had lost track of time. I looked outside; we were level with water and fishing boats. Before I could completely panic, the wheels touched the tarmac. We were in Hong Kong.  Customs were super efficient, and we quickly picked up a pocket wifi, purchased our Octopus … Continue reading Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities


Hiroshima, Japan Hiroshima has been high on my Japan bucket list since before we moved. I've reserved hotels several times that I cancelled for various reasons. I finally got Mike to admit it wasn't a high priority destination for him and to give Will and I his blessing to go without him. Although we were … Continue reading Hope

Year of the Cock

Winter & Spring Festivals The New Year The first weekend in April, I attended the Kanamara Penis Festival in Kawasaki. However, I first thought it would be fun to catch up on some of the other festivities we've checked out this year. The New Year is perhaps the most anticipated holiday in Japan. Last year we … Continue reading Year of the Cock