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Category Archive: travel

Hilo to Las Vegas

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We went to Vegas this past summer.  Unlike some of our other Vegas trips during which we get to relax with sleeping in and watching movies, this trip was action packed!  Here is… Continue reading

Only Live Once: The Japan Carb List

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By Misty I. Warning…this post may make you want to eat a doughnut. Okay, maybe two. So, if you are trying to work on losing some jiggle or that pesky muffin top stop… Continue reading

Empty Nesting Test Drive, part I

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A weekend without the kids?? A weekend without the kids!! There was a time when that phrase would have immediately relaxed my shoulders, put a smile on my… Continue reading

Cross Country Running on Kauai

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We recently flew on Hawaiian Airlines from Hilo to Lihue, Kauai to support my son and the rest of the Hilo High cross country team (and all other Big Island runners) at the… Continue reading

When Your Dad is Cooler Than You

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. My dad is 83. He is one of those people who make you say “83 is the new 63.” He’s always been cool in the sense that my… Continue reading

Day 6 Osaka and Hilo

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This is our last morning in Osaka.  Although I am sleeping later than 4 and 5 a.m., I still wake up before the rest of my family. I ventured away from the convenience… Continue reading

Day 5 Osaka–Shopping and Family

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If you are looking for affordable places to eat in Japan, one such place is Yoshinoya. They are open 24-hours a day and have affordable and quick service. We sometimes visit it for breakfast… Continue reading

Day 4 Osaka–Cup Noodle Museum

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We took a day trip to Ikeda city today. Ikeda city is home to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum. There is one in Yokohama, I think.  We went to the one in… Continue reading

Day 3 in Osaka–Aquarium and Dr. Stretch

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It is day 3 and I still woke up before 5 a.m.  I went to Lawson’s for breakfast while the rest of my family slept.  This time, I got a melon-pan, katsu-don, katsu… Continue reading

Day 2–Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama in Kyoto

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I thought that the lack of sleep I had on my first night in Japan would have gotten me on Japan time quicly, but on the second morning, I still woke up at… Continue reading