Category Archives: Traveling

Cathedral & Petite France in Strasbourg, France

We visited Strasbourg on a cold rainy day.   Our fist stop was Strasbourg University where Bob’s sister teaches.   After parking the car and using the bathroom, we walked to the old town area.  Although the campus buildings looked just like the … Continue reading

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Heidelberg, Germany

Right before the midterm elections, we went to visit Bob’s sister who lives near Strasbourg, France.  Strasbourg is right next to the border to Germany, so we flew to Frankfurt and went to Heidelberg, Germany before going to my sister … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms

Spring arrived super late here in Washington this year, and we couldn’t wait for the sun any longer, so we booked a flight to Japan to see the cherry blossoms.  I particularly wanted to see them at Himeji Castle in my … Continue reading

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Barataria Preserve, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

The Cajun Country Swamp Tour was great, but we wanted to see a few more Alligators, so we visited the Barataria Preserve before visiting the French Quarter in New Orleans. The preserve had nice boardwalks, and well kept dirt trails. … Continue reading

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Cajun Country Swamp Tour, May 15th, 2016

Bob has been wanting to do a boat tour in a swamp for a several years, so we decided take my niece and her family to Lake Martin in a town called Breaux Bridge, and did the Cajun Country Swamp Tour.  Our tour guide … Continue reading

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Orange Beach, Alabama! (May 11-13, 2016)

We went to visit my niece who recently moved to Baton Rouge, LA from Chiba, Japan.  On our way there, we drove 4 hours in the opposite direction to have a mini vacation in Orange Beach, Alabama.  My in-laws lived … Continue reading

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Japan 2015

Shigakogen, Nagano On our way to visit my folks in Himeji, we took the  Shinkansen to Nagano, and spent a night in Yudanaka Onsen.   It is a rustic town famous for monkeys soaking themselves in hot springs.  However, when we … Continue reading

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