Oct 31, 2014

Happy Halloween from Crafts and Carafes!!

Today is the last day to save 10% over at Crafts and Carafes! I can assure you, the shop is full of treats with no tricks! Happy Shopping!

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Oct 27, 2014

North Island New Zealand: Our last day - Te Puke & Auckland

We were back on the road with our final destination, Auckland, on the agenda. Our trip was coming to an end and we were so sad! We could have just driven straight there, but to keep up with our trip history, we headed on a new route - north on 2.

Oct 22, 2014

Wanderlust Wednesday

If you've ever been to Oki, you'll recognize these bulbs right away. From what I've been told, the farmer's light these bulbs over their crops at night to "trick" them into believing that it's daylight. This makes the crops grow faster and helps the farmers produce more. I must admit that I have no idea if this is true, but they look beautiful all lit up!
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Oct 20, 2014

North Island New Zealand: Rotarua

THIS is why you take the road less traveled! What a beautiful waterfall!

We made it to Rotarua at 11:30AM and had plans to head to the iSite for “zorbing” and Maori info. We got there and realized that the Maori show that we wanted to go to included dinner, but we had just bought groceries and didn’t want them to go to waste. So, that was out. Then, the zorbing was $70/each and you basically went down a straight hill... that was out, too.

Oct 17, 2014

A Visit from Home

Back in September, my family came to visit. I went home for 2 weeks and, then, they came back to Japan with me. My mom, sister, great aunt, and great uncle all flew halfway around the world to experience Okinawa and we had lots of fun!

Oct 15, 2014

Wanderlust Wednesday

Picture courtesy of NIOSC

Here I am with the wonderful board of ladies that represents NIOSC, North Island Officers' Spouses' Club. We were able to spend the morning with Yuki, from Oriental Place, during our most recently monthly coffee! We had delicious food, great prizes, and fun times! I'm looking forward to getting to know this crew more and more throughout the year.
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