Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Let me just say that this post is LONG overdue. Mark and I tried Seaside BBQ months ago, but life has been incredibly busy (and fun) so I've struggled to get the post up! However, I'm here now with information about a BBQ joint that will make you feel like you're in North Carolina! Aw, NC, how I miss thee.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
On our last day in Kyoto, we were graced with the presence of a Good Samaritan Club tour guide, a college student that takes you around for free! From what we learned from our guide, Senna, a lot of the members join the club so that they can practice their English with the people that they show around. I think it's a brilliant idea and love that both the student and the tourists benefit!
The ladies with our guide, Senna. Thanks, Christa, for the photo!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The second day in Kyoto was another amazing, fun-filled day. We were left at our own devices and we knew what we wanted to see: The Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) and Fushimi Inari-taisha (a shrine with thousands of torii). First up, The Golden Pavilion!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Over Columbus Day weekend, some of my friends were able to convince their husbands to stay at home with the kids while they all escaped to mainland for a little bit of girl time! Luckily, I caught wind of said plans and invited myself (leaving Mark to watch Maylee). They happily told me to "come on!" and before I knew it, we were off to historical Japan!
Thursday, October 17, 2013
This will be a nice little picture update to wrap up my "short" layover in Hawaii. There was a lot of time spent in the passenger terminal the last few (read: 13) hours, but the good news is that I made it onto a flight to mainland! But before that...
I went to Pearl Harbor. The only word that describes it is humbling.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The next morning, when I woke up in Hawaii, you probably would have imagined that I was super excited and ready to go explore. That would have been the case had I not been so incredibly ready to go home and see Mark and Maylee. So, instead, I woke up to a 72 hr Space-A schedule that had NOTHING for Japan. I turned into super pitiful Kassie and didn't even come close to "carpe-ing" and "diem." Ha! After some self loathing and pitiful conversations with my sister, I got my life together and embraced the opportunity.
Monday, October 7, 2013
On my way back to Okinawa, from my 2 month stay in the states, I had a layover in Hawaii. Well, I use the word "layover" lightly because I had only bought a ticket from Indiana to Hawaii and then planned to Space-A from there to Oki. If anyone has flown Space-A they know that my "plans" were quickly turned upside down! It could be worse, right? Right.