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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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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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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Marriage: Year Nine

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. *Plays Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping* “I get knocked down, when I get up again, you never gonna keep me […]

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Marriage: Year Eight

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. I know what you are going to say: “Why was year seven so short and sweet? Where […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Marriage: Year Seven

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Year Seven was proving to be a good year. I felt like Maverick after Goose’s death in […]

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Marriage: Year Six

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. The days leading up to ringing the New Year, 2015, made us feel empowered to achieve almost […]

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Countdown to 10! Mrs Enginerd

Marriage: Year Five

This year, 2018, marks the 10th anniversary of my wedding to W. As part of the celebration, I will be documenting our relationship from the proposal up to the wedding, and each year up to our 10th anniversary. Around year five, our marriage went back into the more natural meh vs yay vs ahh routine […]

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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 […]