Iwakuni, Miyajima Island and Hiroshima

Our latest adventures took us to Iwakuni, Miyajima Island and Hiroshima.  This was a scheduled tour through the base and included a very long bus ride there and back. We left around 10:00 pm and arrived around 8:00 am, yep all night drive.  No, we didn't get much sleep but we pushed through and really enjoyed … Continue reading Iwakuni, Miyajima Island and Hiroshima

Finally Fuji-San

This was not how I intended to meet Mt. Fuji.  Two and a half years ago I had planned to hike to the summit of this iconic and beautiful World Heritage site at some point during our 3 years here. Last year I planned to hike it with my husband and his daughter, I was simply … Continue reading Finally Fuji-San

Autumn Plans in the Making

My first job was at Karmelkorn, you know, the flavored popcorn place in the mall food court?  I was 15 and the owner was the spouse of someone my Dad worked with.  It was a great job, I went after school and some weekends and was earning my own money.  My parents co-signed for a … Continue reading Autumn Plans in the Making

3 Years And Half A World Away

Apparently, it was three years ago today that I started this blog.  Three years!?  Really, it doesn't seem that long. The blog was born to document and share with family and friends our moving to Japan which I think I have achieved fairly well.  With the digital age, we don't really have a bunch of … Continue reading 3 Years And Half A World Away

Not A Parent Approved Post – New Tattoo

Since 2012, the months prior to the move to Japan in early 2013, I have been plotting and planning to have a tattoo done while in Japan.  I wasn't sure what it would be or where on my body let alone who I would go to for the work. This was more than a little … Continue reading Not A Parent Approved Post – New Tattoo

Food, Fun and Exercise

Food, Fun and Exercise - but not necessarily in that order.  haha! As someone who loves to explore, the last few weeks have been rather close to home other than jumping up to Tokyo to say farewell to a friend who is getting married and since the party moved to the States.  It was a … Continue reading Food, Fun and Exercise

Diana’s Fit Club Diary.. Entry 5

Just a quick note on accomplishments this week so far... I said no to birthday cake at work and stuck to my no even after each person tried to convince me a small bite would be ok....AND it was an ice cream cake so extra hard to say no but I did it!  (baskin robbins … Continue reading Diana’s Fit Club Diary.. Entry 5

We Put Our Tourist Shoes On

Last weekend the husband and I put on our walking shoes and went to a very touristy spot that we hadn't been to in our two years in Japan yet.  While it is called The Raumen Museum it isn't really a museum per se. For 310 Yen we gained access to ramen love.  The first … Continue reading We Put Our Tourist Shoes On

Spring Time Adventures

The first week of March I began feeling the crunch of time, time getting away from me.  It marked the final year of our time in Japan.  Everything from that point forward will be the last chance to do something (seasonal) while we are here. The last Cherry Blossom (Sakura) season: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I busted my … Continue reading Spring Time Adventures

Sakura Season 2015

Time again for the Cherry Blossom season.  The flowers only last a week or two so getting out to enjoy them has to be timed right.  It is the Japanese custom to picnic under the trees, they call this Hanami. A few people have spoken highly of a Temple not far from Yokosuka which has … Continue reading Sakura Season 2015