Cafe Rainier

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler We hunted out breakfast this morning in a wee 7-11-type convenience store near where we are staying. (More on that later.) But I just loved that even though we are on the other side of the Pacific, “The Mountain of Seattle” is appreciated in coffee form. Haven’t tried Caffe … Read more

Oregon to Japan 3: The Midnight Savior

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler As the clock neared midnight, we wandered through Noborito Station, trying to figure out the last, shortest and yet most difficult leg of our journey. It’s one thing to take the wrong train, but covered platforms still protect you from the elements. Now we would be leaving the safety … Read more

Oregon to Japan 2: Wrong Train at Shinjuku

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler Thirteen and a half hours after taking off from Los Angeles, our plane gently touched down in Tokyo. Jodie and I looked at each other, tired but excited. This trip is our first time in Japan and my first time in Asia since 2004. Not only is it Jodie’s … Read more

Oregon to Japan 1: Delays

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler When the wind on the other side of the ocean is strong enough to delay your flight thousands of miles away, you know your trip is off to an interesting start. Yet even as we made our way from Portland to Los Angeles, little did we know what twists … Read more

The Tokyo Toddler, or, Going to Japan

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler I have to admit, a few months ago I didn’t think we were about to leave the country. However, for the next 3 weeks my family and I are going to be in Japan. Here’s how that all came about, and what we’re going to be up to. When … Read more

54

Follow the adventure: The Tokyo Toddler As we get ready for our Japan trip, there are of course lots of little things to do. Make sure the dog has enough dog food. Make sure bills are paid. And return 54 books, DVDs and CDs to our local library. Wow. Did I count that right? Yup. … Read more

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