Kind of like the Okanagan of Japan

Today we headed off for Japan’s wine growing region.  We got out of the house just before 9 and made our way via bus and train to Kofu. We stopped at Enzan station and hopped in a cab for the short ride to Okunota Winery, the smallest we could find on the internet at approximately […]

Kashima Walking

Miwa woke up with some spectacular bed head. After breakfast we went for a nice long walk through KashimaJingu, a local park and shrine.  Just a pleasant walk in the woods on a nice, warm sunny day. On the way back we picked up some lunch from a bakery and a convenience store.  The fried […]

The Looong Haul to Kashima

March 14 Today we were off to visit Nancy in Kashima on Japan’s east coast.  We packed up 2 days worth of supplies and left the house at 9. On the way we stopped to visit Mitzi’s aunt, whom she hadn’t seen in about 20 years.  We arrived at about 11, had a nice visit […]

Ben has been remiss in posting here so….

here are the links! March 8 March 9 March 10 March 11 Bath, Breakfast, Baby (?) and Beer Hotaru woke up at 4:30.  There is just no way to explain to her that it is not time to get up yet.  If she is up, she figures everyone else should be too.  Jill […]

2 posts in 1 day, lucky, lucky blog

March 7 It was a little chilly out this morning and there was some frost in the yard. Miwa and Ru-chan ran around the house for a while, but then Miwa broke the rule about going through the gate, 3’ from a narrow road where people drive fast, and I told Miwa if she couldn’t […]