Did anyone think of making a list?

When we travel with our tent, Ken and I have a finely-tuned chorography for getting ready. I have lists that are years old. We each have our own tasks that we do without even consulting each other. Our trips run smoothly because we’ve done this so often.

Juniper has introduced a new routine. Continue reading Did anyone think of making a list?


Introducing Juniper

We’re soon off on another adventure. We’re going westward to explore our country and some northwestern American states.  And we’ll be traveling in a new way, aboard a motor home. We named her Juniper and the name was carefully picked.

We have a dear friend named June. Continue reading Introducing Juniper

The Konbini – your ally in Japan

In Japan, the konbini is omnipresent. On this trip, it provided us with meals, beer and snacks. If we’d needed, we could have gotten wine, umbrellas, lottery tickets, cigarettes, a white dress shirt or tooth paste. Manga porn is on offer along with all the other magazines. It’s also where we discovered the strawberry and whipped cream sandwich – which we didn’t try. We relied on it for our travel-sustaining coffee.

The konbini is a convenience store on steroids, the ultimate multi-service store. Continue reading The Konbini – your ally in Japan

Finding the best restaurant in Hiroshima

Sometimes, luck yields the best experiences. On our first night in Hiroshima, we looked for a restaurant by walking along the main street near our rented house in a residential neighbourhood. Several blocks from home, I looked through the window of a small narrow restaurant and made eye contact with the chef, to the surprise of both of us. The place looked inviting but we walked a few more blocks before deciding to go back and have supper there. Continue reading Finding the best restaurant in Hiroshima

There are stories down every road.