Another Japan retrospective post, and only two more to go after this one. On day six, we spent a bit more time in Takayama, going to the morning market on the river. I had been craving milk during our entire stay there, and finally found some at the market! We must have gotten back to… Read More 2007: Japan trip, days six and seven.
After our exhausting last day in Kyoto, it was nice the following day to get on the train to head to Takayama. The highlight of our stay there was the lovely food we had, as you will probably be able to see in the photos. The Hida Folk Village was a beautiful place, and we… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day five
Day four of our 2007 Japan trip was another that was packed with lots of walking, walking, walking. We went to Nara, Ginkaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, and Gion, all in one day. Just thinking about it a decade later makes me tired! Nara Lunch! Ginkakuji Kiyomizudera Gion
On our third day of our first trip to Japan, we did the Arashiyama walking tour. We explored the Japanese countryside on foot, seeing the bamboo forest, lots of mossy-roofed houses, and beautiful nature. I loved the contrast between Tokyo and Kyoto. Arashiyama
Wrapping up our second full day of our 2007 trip to Japan.… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day two.
Getting back to my catch-up project, where I left off in May 2007. Up next are posts from our 2007 trip to Japan.… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day one.
Going to the Carolina Renaissance Festival became an annual trip for us, and it was one of my favorite things to do while we lived in the Carolinas. It was always a fun photo opportunity, and despite it being a bit corny, it was fun to be surrounded by the sights of colorful costumes and… Read More 2005: Carolina Renaissance Festival
We don’t have many photos from this daytrip, and I think it is because we only brought the Canon, and shared, rather than each of us having our own camera, as we usually did. The photos really aren’t fantastic, but I want to include them in our story for a few reasons. For one, I… Read More 2005: Crowder’s Mountain State Park
For my 27th birthday, The Captain took me to the Hill House bed and breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina. It was my first time staying in a bed and breakfast, and I was very excited to visit Biltmore Estate. Plus, being in the Blue Ridge Mountains in October is a beautiful experience of its own.… Read More 2005: Asheville and Biltmore Estate
Being young, with minimal responsibilities outside of work, and having disposable income…that was fun. We stocked up on a bunch of camping gear in 2005, which we still have today. Our first camping trip was to Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, NC. Before we field-tested the gear, we set up camp in our apartment.… Read More 2005: Hanging Rock State Park