Japan 2016, February 28 to March 4

February 28 First a little background. Why Japan? Well, Jill’s sister, Nancy, has been teaching English in Japan for about 10 years now. She has been teaching in Kashima, but just got a job in Tokyo. I had booked vacation time for this period when we had been planning to take a 5 week road […]

January 29th -31st

We toured the Fort Stevens park after breakfast, accidentally taking a turn into a residential area, populated mainly by a herd of elk. We got re-oriented and made it out to the ocean. However, it was very windy, so we didn’t linger long on the beach. After having lunch and packing up, we headed out […]

January 25-28

January 25 The morning dawned clear and golden. Ben and Miwa went out and took some pictures of Morro Rock as the first rays of sun reached it. It was quite windy and there was a giant bug under the Trillium, so after breakfast, we went into Morro Bay in search of propane, Wi-Fi, laundry […]

January 22-24

As we drove along the coast near Santa Barbra, Jill spotted a humpback whale (most probable culprit) from the 101, we all saw it. It was about then that we realized we really didn’t want to leave the ocean, so we cancelled the desert and pulled into Carpinteria, a spot we had only intended to […]

January 21

The day began with a pink sunrise, and continued to be mostly sunny with some cloud, eventually warming up to shorts and T-shirt weather (By Ben’s standards anyway, Jill wore her toque all day.) We walked along the beach to downtown Pismo and had lunch at Mo’s cafe. The food was pretty good, but due […]