Category Archives: Traveling

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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