A Habit Learned In Japan

While we were driving around today it occurred to me that there was a habit I learned in Japan that I didn't notice until now.  Instead of pointing towards something with my finger I use my whole hand in a more gentle gesture. I was pointing at something out the window and gestured with my … Continue reading A Habit Learned In Japan

From Capua to Capua

We live in ancient Capua which is now called Santa Maria Capua Vetere and is about 10 minutes from now Capua (I know it's a bit confusing) so we took a day to go see the small town a few minutes away and it is beautiful.  Click on this link for a decent explanation of the … Continue reading From Capua to Capua

A New York Minute

First let me disclose and apologize for the photos or maybe lack thereof.  It's a long story but the basic of it is we live overseas and have phones overseas except we kept our iphones from before moving overseas to activate and use on visits home.  Following me?  So...the photos are using an old iphone, … Continue reading A New York Minute

Two Off The Japan Bucket List

As our time in Japan comes to a close we managed to get one last trip in that has been hanging over us for the last three years.  It accomplishes ticking off more than one bucket list for us.  Some will not appreciate our indulgence here but it was something we truly wanted to experience … Continue reading Two Off The Japan Bucket List

Awesome Noise

Noise...I've experienced different kinds of noise to wrap up my 2015.  From OzzFest (Head-banging, thrash metal concert festival) to Hong Kong at Christmas, and Tokyo for New Years Eve - the noise was real.  One was literally a lot of sound and cranked up high and the other was more pushy salesmen and noisy touristy … Continue reading Awesome Noise

The Honeymoon

On March 15, 2012 I got married.  It was a quick Las Vegas - drive thru non-event that neither of our families attended with us.  Almost a year later we had a reception where we invited our families to celebrate our wedding with us. We never had a honeymoon. This year is our last year in Japan, … Continue reading The Honeymoon

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

Monkeying Around

I've been procrastinating the blog thing, not sure why but here we go! Solstice/Christmas time was amazing! It was pleasantly cold enough to wear coats, gloves and scarves which made it feel even more magical.  Originally, our plan this year was to go to the Sapporo Ice Festival which is a long trip up North … Continue reading Monkeying Around

Opera and Steel

What started out as a concert and overnight stay at the hotel in Tokyo became so much more.  The husband originally was going to go up with me on Monday afternoon, see the concert, spend the night then head home Tuesday but his work interrupted that plan and we adjust accordingly.  He could no longer … Continue reading Opera and Steel

November-December 2014 Adventures Part One

Well hello, what have I been up to lately?.... After such amazing trips in October we were super excited to jump into November knowing we were heading to Kyoto, Japan for 3 days and just after returning home we jumped on a bus to the airport for a 12 hour flight to the U.S. to … Continue reading November-December 2014 Adventures Part One