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Tokyo Skytree – Day 7.5 (2019)

The quicker we leave, the faster we can return. Right? Piqued by my husband’s adamant need to visit the tallest freestanding broadcasting structure in the world (634m) and egged on by the ability to stop in Akihabara on the return trip, I went along with W’s plan to trade Yokohama sightseeing for an additional Tokyo […]

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Sakuragicho – Yokohama, Day 6.5 (2019)

By the time the Shinkansen rolled out of Shin-Osaka station, I was already in a panic. The WordPress editor’s justify function wasn’t working well and the Guttenberg editor had earned my ire. A three hour trip with no chance of publishing post would delay many weeks of meticulous musings and pondering. It would also delay […]

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Akashi Kaikyo Bridge – Kobe, Day 5.5 (2019)

Sunshine ✅. Cool breeze. ✅ Gorgeous ocean views. ✅ The city of Kobe is a beautiful jewel by the sea, bordered to the west by a lovely mountain range. The cable cars and air gondolas could be seen in the distance, transportating tourists and locals to the park atop the hills. Rows of homes and […]

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Hello Kitty Shinkansen, Day 4.5 (2019)

I woke up on September 24th, 2019 to a very happy W. His mission for the day was to reach the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, a short stop away from the Maiko station on the JR line from Shin-Kobe station after we rode the Hello Kitty themed Shinkansen. From Kobe, a local line would take us […]

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Kyoto – Day 3.5 (2019)

The day we went to Kyoto, September 23rd, was the Autum Equinox holiday. All of the shrines, temples, castles and attractions were open even though it was a Monday to allow locals to enjoy the sites. This was good news for W who feared our already action packed schedule would get delayed thanks to not […]

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My First Shinkansen Ride – Tokyo/Osaka, Day 2.5 (2019)

The problem with having a wonderful vacation day, when you are coping with loss and the aftermath of sudden unexpected news, is that you are constantly wondering when the poop is going to hit the fan. Happiness is this elusive construct that feels more like a moving target that is impossible to hit, no matter […]

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The Happiest Place on Earth – Tokyo Day 1.5 (2019)

“There is no way in hell I’m going to Disney in Tokyo” – That was W’s response to my request to spend anywhere from 2 hours to a half day enjoying the Halloween 2019 celebration at the park, about 30 mins away on train from our hotel. For whatever stupid biased reason, he gave me […]

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Kaiju Hunting – Tokyo, Day 0.5 (2019)

I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in months, heck, maybe in YEARS. The map is in kanji and the few English words aren’t enough to help us find our way at the massive Tokyo Station. The little Taxi sign indicates at least three possible pick up spots, but we are not sure which exit […]

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Between Two Vines, Part Deux: A Wine Tasting Weekend in Walla Walla and Pokémon Hunting

Check out Between Two Vines: A Weekend Wine Tasting and Pokémon Hunting in Walla Walla for more information on the wineries listed here, places to stay and visit! Last time I was in W2 you could still feel the ripple effects of the economic downturn. Lots of buildings were empty with For Lease or For […]

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ECCC 2018: Geeks and Mental Health Awareness

For this edition of the Emerald City Comic Con there was no discernible topic or theme in the marketing and promo materials, at least not one beyond be Geek and Proud of it. However, as my adult family walked the halls and attended panels, talk about mental illness awareness permeated the stages and panel Q&As. […]