I have mentioned a few times that Steve Alten is one of my most favorite authors in the world. I love how he usually does large animal attack style books. I love his Meg series and Meg is usually my go to travel book when I go on vacation. I plan on taking my copy of Meg with me when I go to Hawaii. Especially since we will hopefully swimming with sharks. … More Vostok: Book Review
The next morning we woke up and prepared to head out to Kyoto. Before we went to Kyoto though, we wanted to check out Expo City in Osaka. To get to Expo City from the hotel we had to take a train and then a monorail. When we walked to the train station we were surprised to find an art gallery in the train station. It had paintings that I had only seen in art museums back home. Japan is full of surprises and this was just one of many for this trip. … More Last Day In Osaka
On Day Two in Osaka we decided to check out the aquarium. On the way to the metro we stopped off for lunch. We found a cute little shop on a street that looked like Hondori Street. We walked in and we were instantly confused. People were lining up at a machine, punching something in and then going to sit at the bar. We stood at the machine when it was our turn until someone showed us what to do. You put your order into the machine and then it prints out a ticket. You take the ticket to the counter to be served. The food was good and the experience was interesting. … More Fishing For A Good Time (Osaka & Kyoto Part Two)
Woohoo! I am officially half way through my New Year’s Resolution of reading 10 books this year. This latest book I decided to back to my True Crime roots to read a book from. I mentioned back in March 2015 that I know a lot about True Crime. It’s a subject I find fascinating. Recently I fell back in love with True Crime through podcasts and those podcast’ fan clubs on Facebook. In those fan clubs a lot of members like to toss around different books to read about certain crimes. I took that list of books to the library on base to try and find something to read because it is getting frustrating and expensive to keep ordering new books. … More A Date With Death: Book Review
While Mom was here, the three of us went on our biggest trip yet. We decided to go check out Osaka and Kyoto. Osaka has a huge aquarium with whale sharks and Kyoto has been as much of a dream for Mom to visit as it was mine. We used ITT to plan the trip and to make all the travel arrangements. They really made it easy to plan such a trip.
… More Speeding Off To Adventure (Osaka & Kyoto Part One)
One of the things Mom really wanted to see when she came to visit was the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima. … More Onward To Hiroshima!
If any of y’all know me in real life, one of my favorite shows is Teen Mom. I feel like I have seen these women and their children grow up over the years. Of course when you watch all the shows and follow their social media, its easy to think that you know them and you know what their stories are. If you keep up with any of the Teen Moms, you’ve probably heard of Kailyn’s drama in her marriage. Up until this season, I sided with her. How could you not? She worked herself up from nothing, is about to graduate college and she is a fellow milso (military significant other) since Javi is in the air force. With the news of her divorce and possibly cheating on Javi, I wanted to know more about her story. On social media Kailyn says that we don’t know her story and that we only see what MTV wants us to see. Well, what better way to see her side of the story than to read her book? … More Pride Over Pity: Book Review
One of the festivals I wanted to check out while Mom was in town was the Azalea Festival in Hofu City. Back home in North Carolina, Wilmington has an Azalea Festival as well. I thought it would be cool to see how Japan does their azalea festival. I didn’t know if it would a street festival like we had been before or more of a quieter affair like the wisteria tunnels. … More Day Tripping With Mom: Azalea Festival
Last year I mentioned briefly that my mom came out to visit us for a couple weeks. I know I had taken a break from blogging while she was here because I wanted to focus on spending time with her. Believe it or not but blogging takes up a lot of time. It isn’t all … More Going Back Into The Past