Sunday, May 30, 2010

How I just LOVE washi paper...from my Japan trip

One of the highlights of my trip to Japan in January was my day with Sadao. Subways, walking, temples, shrines, cookies, mochi, sushi, & washi! I lugged around a 3 foot roll of washi all over the city. At the end of the day, laughed over a beer with Sadao that the washi had quite the walking tour. I should have thought to take photos of it in front of all the sights...kind of like the Travelocity Gnome! next time!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Na Pali Coast...50th birthday continues on Kauai!

What an amazing adventure. The weather was perfect, a bit overcast, a few drizzles to help fill the waterfalls. Low tide and calm seas early am enabled us to take the boat into the caves. Snorkeling at the old fishing village brought us to a playground of honu (sea turtles), a school of yellow tang so dense, you couldn't see the water! My first time with a white tipped shark.
We were escorted home by a fleet of dolphins playing, spinning, jumping & racing!