This was our second weekend in Asheville, after visiting Biltmore Estate back in 2005. Our first trip there couldn’t have been more perfect; the bed and breakfast we chose, the restaurants we experienced, Biltmore Estate. It was all a dream. This time, we didn’t go back to Biltmore this time, and the bed and breakfast… Read More 2007: Another trip to Asheville.
Our last day in Japan, we spent the afternoon at Design Festa, a convention for all things creative. I got to meet a friend of The Captain’s, and we had some of the most terrible nachos ever produced. We rounded out the day in Akihabara, and ended with some selfies in the train station. Farewell,… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day nine.
I fell off the wagon with my catch-up project I’d started this summer. Trying to get back into it. This post is the second to last of our Japan trip from 2007. We’d gotten back to Tokyo from Takayama, and I think this may have been our busiest day. Looking back at these photos, it… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day eight.
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