“Okaeri” Comics 5-7

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Passing through Texas with my Dad.

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The real reason we came back to visit.

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Two-Day Travel Funk you up!

We’ve been back for several months, but I just never got around to posting these.

Until next time, STAY AWESOME!
-R

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Riding to Onomichi, Part 1

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So last week I had an adventure. It all started earlier this year when I decided I needed to do something big for the summer, but going to SE Asia was looking less and less likely.  I started looking around the Chuugoku region of Japan for things to do, and Andrea suggested the ShimaNami Kaido, a 70km bike trail that goes across the Seto Sea from Hiroshima to Ehime.
That sounded fantastic, but I needed to up the ante. I know! Why not bike from Tottori all the way there! It’s only 200 km away! Easy peasy!Tottori_Comic_025_BikeTrailMap

The above map is closer to the actual path I took. But my first day of the trip, I decided to make it a doozy and go from Tottori to Okayama City. Thats around 125 km, but I didn’t take the direct route so it was a little bit longer.

It was exhausting but I made it. The beauty of the mountain areas of Tottori (mainly between Tottori and Chizu) was a sight to behold.

I’ll write more about it over several posts, and I’ll even get some video up.
Until next time, STAY AWESOME!

Sakura Thoughts

Tottori_Comic_017_CherryBlossomThoughtsFalling cherry blossoms make every thought seem more profound. Even the mundane ones.

A few weeks ago was the prime Hanami (flower viewing) season for cherry blossoms. Andrea took some great pictures that you can check out below

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Until next time, Stay Awesome!

-R

Getting to Tottori, Part 1

8:30 am

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9:20 am

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9:45 am

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4:15 pm

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5:45 pm

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Some notes

8:30- I’ve been flying many times since 9/11 and this was the first time that I was held up by security.

9:20- This actually turned out in my favor, because the plane had to turn around for mechanical problems, so I was the first to get my flight rescheduled.

5:45- ANA may be the only company to do this. I’ve flown several international flights with American companies, and none of them gave out alcoholic beverages as normal faire.

Stay tuned for more adventures!