Sunday, November 30, 2008

OREGON: Portland

Urban hikers at Ecotrust building in Portland

Thursday, November 27, 2008

OREGON: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

OREGON: Welcome Home Dinner

Welcome home dinner

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

JAPAN: Homeward bound

Plane for flight Narita Japan to Seattle

JAPAN: Outdoor skydeck

Skydeck at Nagoya airport Tsugoi

JAPAN: Lunch Nagoya airport

Lunch at Nagoya airport

JAPAN: WALL-E in Nagoya

Happy! Merry Christmas WALL-E

JAPAN: Gaudi in Nagoya

For Andrew

JAPAN: Last morning in Nagoya

Ohiyo Nagoya

JAPAN: Sunset near Nagoya

Sunsetting on our final day together in Japan

Monday, November 17, 2008

JAPAN: Tsumago conclusion of hike


JAPAN: Samurai town Tsumago Nakasendo Way


JAPAN: Falls along the hike of Nakasendo Way

Otaki falls

JAPAN: Trail sign to direct hikers on Nakasendo Way

Trail sign

JAPAN: Hiking past tea house Nakasendo Way

Tateba tea house

JAPAN: Hiking the Nakasendo Way

On the Nakasendo Way from Magome Toge (pass)

JAPAN: Yum snack in Magome before the hike on the Nakasendo Way

Snack in Magome

JAPAN: Keen shoes Magome Japan

Keen shoes on the samurai path Nakasendo Way in Magome

JAPAN: Magome begins our hike on the Nakasendo Way


JAPAN: Window washers in Nagoya

Look carefully to see two blue suited window washers dangling from the top of the building!

JAPAN: New and old in Nagoya

See the Shinto shrine on the rooftop terrace?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

JAPAN: Gassho house in Shirakawago

Kirei gasshozukuri Shirakawago

JAPAN: Totoro in Shirakawago

Totoro in Shirakawago

JAPAN: Breakfast in the mountains in the thatched-roof house in Shirakawago

Asagohan Shirakawago

JAPAN: Momiji morning Shirakawago

Ohiyougozaimasu Shirakawago Koemon Gasshozukuri Nov 17 2008

JAPAN: Dinner in Shirakawago

Dinner in Shirakawago at Koemon Gassho Zukuri

JAPAN: in Shirakawago Japan

For Linnea

JAPAN: Gassho house Shirakawago

Tatami room at Koemon gassho zukuri Shirokawago

Saturday, November 15, 2008

JAPAN: Lunch outside Takayama

Lunch outside Takayama

JAPAN: Takayama sarubobo

Saru bobo Amy

JAPAN: Setting for breakfast at the Hida Plaza hotel, Takayama

In a private tatami room.

JAPAN: Oishii asagohan, breakfast Takayama

Feast for breakfast at Hida Plaza Takayama

JAPAN: Kiki and Pooh

Kiki and Pooh san in Takayama

Kiki and Pooh

JAPAN: Yum2 second image dinner Takayama

Beef is now cooked Tabemashou

JAPAN: Yum dinner in Takayama

Dinner Takayama

Friday, November 14, 2008

JAPAN: Hotel sweets welcome you to your room in Takayama

Welcome at Takayama hotel

JAPAN: Bento lunch on the train to Takayama

Bento bakko on train Nagoya to Takayama

JAPAN: Train station Kyoto

Kyoto eki

JAPAN: Oishii breakfast Fujita hotel Nara

Japanese breakfast at Fujita hotel Nara

JAPAN: Nara deer

Famous deer of Nara

JAPAN: Chestnut ice cream for dessert in Nara

Dessert in Nara

Thursday, November 13, 2008

JAPAN: Hi from Japan

To the family from Tom and Sue in Nara Japan

JAPAN: Okonomiyaki lunch in Nara


JAPAN: chef preparing okonomiyaki lunch in Nara


JAPAN: JR train to Nara. We all got seats!

Train to Nara

JAPAN: Full moon and pagoda at Koyasan

Full moon and pagoda at Koyasan Japan 13 November 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

JAPAN: Yokoso welcome at Sekishoin monastery

Walking Softly entrance sign at Sekishoin monastery Koyasan Japan

JAPAN: Yeah. Hikers completing three summits in three hours at Koyasan


JAPAN Hiking at Yoryusan, Koyasan, Kii mountains

On the summit of Yoryusan second of 3 peaks

JAPAN: Oishii desu ne! lunch at Koyasan

Lunch at Koyasan Japan