First Alex Pic of 2019…and An Afternoon at Hikawa

We took a brief outing to our local Toys R Us in Minami-Furuya New Year's morning, for the first time in a long time. The weather has been great all week...I'm thankful for that. The store wasn't that busy either...don't know if that is good or bad, considering the company filing bankruptcy not long ago. …

Sakura 2018…With a Graduation Beforehand

Alex, our son, had his preschool graduation on March 26th...we are very proud of him! After the ceremony, we stopped by Hikawa Jinja (shrine) to view this year's cherry blossoms. This place in Kawagoe is one of the most popular viewing spots...and is usually crowded. I even saw a drone hovering between the branches...times are …

Hippie Jack’s mountain mission on wheels

There are still some good people in the world, doing for those who can't. You would think in this day and age, especially in one of the most prosperous countries in the world, that people couldn't live "off the grid" like this anymore. But they do. https://www.tennessean.com/picture-gallery/news/2017/11/24/hippie-jacks-mountain-mission-on-wheels/107498878/