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

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

Diana’s Fit Club Diary – Entry 9

Quick Update:  I waited as long as I could until the new ink was almost completely healed before getting back to the gym.  It takes 7-10 days usually for the main heal process to complete.  I was prepared to wait, then my body started yelling at me after a few days of being idle. Waking … Continue reading Diana’s Fit Club Diary – Entry 9

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