Tag Archives: travel

You know how it is with adventures

My son left early this morning for the airport, on his way to Japan, his third trip there. This time the trip will last for at least three months but may be as long as two years or more, depending … Continue reading

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Flying the friendly skies

I haven’t posted for the past four days because I was on our 8th grade class trip to Washington DC. with 130 8th graders. Internet was intermittent and well, by the end of the day, I was just plain exhausted. … Continue reading

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Harmony of community above self

I have to admit, I really enjoyed the polite civility I experienced in Japan— the bowing and the apparent joy in every interaction. Even shopkeepers and workers seemed to be enjoying their work and their interactions with each and every … Continue reading

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Savoring Japan for just a bit more

Bleary-eyed (note out of focus picture above), we couldn’t quite give up Japan so soon. Needed sashimi, seaweed salad, and udon before crashing into a well-deserved sleep. We knew we had some time for supper before sleeping, because we landed … Continue reading

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Tokidoki orenji-jusu-o nomimasu.

While waiting for the car’s repairs this weekend (kuruma-o mimasu), instead of working on schoolwork, I made flashcards of Japanese words getting ready for our trip to Japan this spring. It’s not that I will be able to understand much … Continue reading

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