Day 10 and 11(actually posted morning of Day 12)

Day 10 I took note of the odometer this morning, it was a 2320 km trip down here.  The plan is to take the interstates on the way back, so it will be interesting to see how much shorter the drive is. After the obligatory morning stint at the playground, we headed into San Luis […]

Day 8 and 9

Despite the weather being perfectly adequate and the proximity to San Francisco being desirable, there simply weren’t any suitable campsites in the vicinity.  They were all too far from the beach or town, or were worse than the one we stayed at last night.  At least it had some bark mulch, a few of the […]

Why Drive to Tofino indeed

As much as I love where we live, there are times that you just need a change of space and location.  For some reason on the Island that place has always been Tofino.  Maybe it’s the waves and all the dynamic motion but we go there at least once a year and always in the off […]

The longest March 24th of our lives.

We had a fairly normal morning except that Tak and I took the kids to the playground while Jill did a final sweep and pack. There was a high school event at the park this morning, and I have never seen so many short skirts in one place at the same time! The kicker was […]

Last Day…

Our last full day in Japan. I can hardly believe it is time to go already, but we will be heading for the airport tomorrow around lunch time. Today was a day of packing and the farewell party. Many of the relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins) came by for a potluck lunch to bid […]