Monthly Archives: February 2013

Odawara Castle 小田原城

This was an amazing castle.  We drove with Jeff and his two girls. Here is a great link to details about this castle.  I was trying to remember the name and went to this link of castles.  It is amazing … Continue reading

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Kamakura, Yakiniku and Karaoke

  Friday was  fun-filled day for Owen and Becky and I took turns going out with him. Becky and Owen headed out for their daddy daughter adventure to go to Kamakura in search of the Great Buddha – Daibutsu. The … Continue reading

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Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine – Kyoto Japan

This is recommended to us by a friend of Owen’s and a girl waiting at a bus stop in Kyoto.  It did not disappoint.  It is a short train ride away (except if you get on an express route, not … Continue reading

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Nijo-jo Castle – Kyoto Japan

Loved this castle.  It was built in 1603 as the residence of the first Tokugawa shogun.  It was amazing to see how much room was used to let people know what class they belonged in.  They were lots of different … Continue reading

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Collection of pictures from our day in Kyoto

Here are the pictures that don’t belong to a location but that were fun things we saw as we looked around the way to Kyoto and on the way home.

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To-ji Temple – Kyoto Japan

To-ji Temple was established in 794 by imperial decree to protect the city.  In was then turned over in 818 to the founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism. There is a Lecture Hall which contained 21 images of Buddas.  … Continue reading

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Kyoto Japan

We had a wonderfully uneventful flight.  The kids did great to on the flight.  Brett even thanked me after 9 1/2 hours flying to letting him go on an airplane. I am going to put pictures into individual gallery posts … Continue reading

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Ten on Tuesday

1.  Last Tuesday night I got my first ever singing telegram.  Owen had paid to have 5 girls come and sing LOVE (from parent trap), bring me a red rose and the BEST chocolate, caramel with sea salts EVER.  The girls … Continue reading

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Testing out my first Gallery Post

Testing out the best way to show pictures from our trip.  Thought I’d test out the Slideshow Gallery Option.  I think I’ll show some photo’s in our daily blog write up and then show the bulk in a separate gallery … Continue reading

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Lost on the Block

Owen asked for a quilt last November once I had made one for Becky.  I looked for a while and found the material, Summer Lodge by Bellalu.  Then finding a guy quilt pattern was tough.  I wanted one that let … Continue reading

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