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Travel Blogs from Ashikaga
... their place, quickly. While the teams long term aspirations were most decidedly for me to fulfill a role exceeding entry position, the tricks readily available in my arsenal were not needed. Therefore, since my arrival I have merely fulfilled the role of being the sixth person, aka, the 'split girl'. While my trick, the shooting star, is a higher level trick than a split, I have, nevertheless, greatly desired a bigger role in the show.
Enter the ...
... everyone was getting tired of the go go go that we'd been doing all week and ready for some down time. We shopped for a few souvenirs for Rhonda and Shylo to take home to family, but mostly sat in the lovely lounge at the hotel and drank wine and ate french fries. Decadent and wonderful. We had a nice Thai dinner that night and then Shylo and I took a long walk around the neighborhood ...
... coming to Japan in her early 20s to visit her family and remembers little shops much like the ones we were seeing in the "old town district" so it was particularly significant for her to relive those memories. We also did a sake tasting at a very good sake factory in town, and ended up buying some sake to bring home as gifts. Finally, I bought myself an expensive and VERY SHARP handmade knife in an old shop in town that has been making knives for 7 generations, ...
... this city and next is three weeks. Usually it is two. Since I haven't seen my family (except on Skype) for four months now, I am eager to take this chance to do so! Hopefully I'll get to spend some time with a good many of my friends as well!!
Lastly, for fun, I put together a short video showing a bit of what my traveling city looks like. Clearly, I will never have a career as a videographer but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
Well, I've been away for a while, so it's time to get back on the blog. It's been a busy time with Ann, then Shylo and Rhonda visiting, teaching, and getting ready for two more guests coming soon. This week is my "quieter" time, but I find that it is filling up quickly with many other commitments. For instance, yesterday, I gave a guest lecture in a friend's class who teaches on family psychology. I talked about the gendered division of labor in the US paid and home ...
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