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We are coming full circle as of tomorrow morning, July 8th. We will leave Japan and head to our new home in Hawaii. It’s hard to honestly say I am sad about leaving Japan. I know so many who wish they could stay longer or that they will miss this thing, that thing and many other “things”.  I have been lucky or blessed, which ever you prefer to have been able to live in Japan. I would not trade it nor do I wish it did not happen. There are many great memories I shall leave Japan with. Friends, there have been a few great...

Part 2 of my Birthday adventure on May 25th! I love anything to do with the ocean, marine life. I heard about this place shortly after we had moved to Japan. There was another Aquarium which we went to the first year we were here and it was in Aomori and I do believe I will have to write a post about that place as well in the future. Since this would be my last chance to get to this little aquarium, no better day than my birthday. I will admit, it was a bit confusing finding this place. I will post the directions I have at the end of...

Since moving to Japan, I have done more adventuring on my Birthdays! Cake, ice cream & presents are wonderful but finding and seeing new things brings much peace and joy to my heart! This was my last birthday to celebrate here in Japan so this Peony Festival was the first stop of my day. It was not a particularly beautiful day, in fact it was quite overcast and kind of muggy. I prefer this over what the alternative was supposed to be, rain. For those of you wondering this festival takes place from usually late May to very early June....

Come Spring time here in Japan, one of the most amazing and beautiful things are the sunsets. In the three years of living here, it’s one of the things I look forward to. Since this is my last Spring here I decided I wanted to take a series of sunset photographs. I ended up taking photographs for 7 consecutive days and I will be sharing one photograph from each day. I am not a professional photographer and so these photo’s are far from perfect. None of them have been edited aside from cropping. I live in a tower on the 2nd...