Category Archives: Travel

Travel :: Tokyo, Japan

So this post is looooong overdue! But better late than never. My husband and I try to take at least one trip a year and this year we counted our pennies and made the trek to Japan! Saxon lived there years ago and has wanted to go back for awhile.

I must say, Tokyo is an amazing city! I have never been anywhere that melded the old and new together so well. It is a city with deep and lasting heritage as well as booming innovation and forward thinking, so unique!

While we were truly amazed by the history and culture… our main goal was to eat our way through the city—and we did! We sampled the freshest sushi, richest ramen noodle and the most delicious gyoza dumplings!

With all that food, we walked an average of 15,000 steps a day to keep the calories burning. Needless to say it was an amazing, exhausting and once-in-a-lifetime trip and therefore a much longer blog post than normal.

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Tyler Texas :: A Trip Through Ghost Town

As I mentioned in my last post my husband and I helped a good friend move to Texas by joining her on the 26 hour journey called the 10 freeway! Not long after departure we came across a mysterious little exit called Desert Center. Unfortunately, if you really need to pee this is probably the worst place anyone could ever choose to go, but we were so intrigued by this abandoned town that the bladders had to wait! If you are interested, read more about the town here. Wikipedia has some interesting things to say like, “Ragsdale (town founder) was a teetotaler and once hung a sign on the door of the café which read, ‘No Drunks. No Dogs. We prefer dogs.’ He was known to take a stick to travelers who were drunk in his café.” OR “He (Ragsdale) was accused of dallying with an office worker in his employ and left Desert Center in disgrace, living the rest of his days in self-imposed exile.” What a town! Here are some shots of the town and the abandon housing we found near by; as well as some other shots from the drive.

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Tyler Texas :: Doors & Windows

Last week my husband and I had a long overdue vacation/adventure. We were able to help a dear friend out while visting another group of dear friends while exploring a new part of the US… Awesome! Since I took so many photos of the trip I will break it up into a few blog posts. This part I like to call “doors and windows.” I was truly blown away by the beauty that this small eastern town of Texas had to offer. Here is a small glimpse into the grit, elegance and fun of Tyler Texas!

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