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Making a Trail

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Monthly Archives: March 2014

We have seen a ton of people eating these Octopus Balls around Japan. I’m sure they have a proper Japanese name, but I don’t know it, and wouldnt know how to write it anyway. Regardless, given their popularity we figured we should try them. Bad idea. I should have known they were bad news when […]

Around the famous Tsukiji fish market are food stalls serving fresh fish and sushi spots everywhere. I convinced Mike to bring me for some breakfast sushi. Everything we had at the sushi place was fresh and delicious, except for some weird, chewy piece of fish I chose to eat, resulting in this face. It was […]

Did that really just hapen? Is it possible that someone actually dreamed up that cacophony of madness and then hired real people to perform and execute it night after night? It took me about a day–and skipping through these pictures–but yeah, it is real. And the world is a better place because of it. Let […]

Becky and I visited Meiji Shrine in Tokyo today. It was a really great experience. It is a fairly new shrine (1920s) but it was still an impressive sight. There were a couple wedding ceremonies going on and we saw the cutest little Japanese girls in kimonos, this picture came out well: The entrance to […]

Safe and happy. Smooth flight. Slightly chilly weather. A woman already touched Beckys hair and said “like Barbie.” Please advise on this faucet into toilet situation:

..except when it’s pouring. We arrived in Maui and spent the weekend with my mom and dad exploring the island in the rain.   We did the world’s muddiest hike and drove up the volcano (Haleakala) only to have it rain again. Bonus was we saw tons of endangered silversword plants and had a fun […]

This is one of the better national parks I have ever been to.  It felt like a once in a lifetime experience hiking over volcanic crater as sulfur dioxide and hot gasses poured out of the cracks all around you.  Even more impressive was the ability of small trees and plant life to grow in […]

I was trying to get a picture of the cliffs at Volcanoes National Park, then this magic walked right in front my shot and happened.  This was not a one off.  She did this exact pose at least 4 more times as we continued our hike towards the lava flow. I am going to stop […]

I have the sense of humor of a 8 year old boy:   ~ Mike

For our connecting flight from the Big Island to Maui, we were on an airline called “Mokulele.” We thought that the airport shuttle guy had taken a wrong turn when he dropped us off in front of a trailer instead of the main airport entrance, but then we saw our plane in the background: Needless […]