I'm not a cat person but this temple was pretty cute. The largest one cost ¥5000, smallest was ¥300 and about the size of a cell phone charm. Right paw up is for welcoming, people, left for money. #manekineko #gotokuji #cattemple #東京 #ネコ #招き猫
It's a 40' (12 m) fall from that veranda to the ground and legend has it that if one survives the fall/jump a wish would be granted. We were hungry and opted for lunch instead. #🍜 We arrived around 8:30 am to avoid tour groups and school trips; it opens at 6 am and was packed by 9:30. #Kyoto #京都 #kiyomizudera #清水寺
Just a little snowy out there today in #Niigata Prefecture. The 3 1/2 hour drive took almost 6. Absolutely beautiful to see from the warm car though! Nearly 10" fell today and 6-8" is predicted for tomorrow. Perfect for ⛷ and 🏂 #雪 ❄️ #新潟県
Highlights from New Year's Eve with @margarettewolfe at #TsurugaokaHachimangū in #Kamakura. Okonomiyaki, crab, chocolate covered bananas and the best part...relaxed open container laws for my beer along Komachi Dori and a chuhi for trek from the station. #鎌倉 #正月 🎍🐓⛩
Writer, cookier, wife and stay at home mom. The Navy has moved us (in the following order) to Annapolis, Maryland; Charleston, South Carolina; Balston Spa, New York; Groton, Connecticut; Kings Bay, Georgia; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; back to Groton, Connecticut; back to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Yokosuka, Japan, Dam Neck, VA; back to Pearl Harbor; Newport, RI; Monterey, CA and now back to Japan. We'll see where else it takes us, but for now I'm just going with the flow. I enjoy every minute of it and am a sponge when moving to new places.