Monday, June 30, 2014

Halfway Through the Year


It's already halfway through the year, Lupita.


"Wow, I can't believe how quickly the time has gone!"

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Shimoda Photo Album: Beach II

Moments to remember from our Shimoda trip last weekend #5 – Playing in the Sand

















Shimoda Photo Album: Beach I

Moments to remember from our Shimoda trip last weekend #4 – Beach













Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shimoda Photo Album: Café

Moments to remember from our Shimoda trip last weekend #3 – Café and Restaurant


Après surf lunch in a café at Kisami Ohama.



After hydrangea viewing, we stopped for lunch…

at an old folk house restaurant on Perry Road in Shimoda town.



We had a coffee break at this cafe. They served a teddy bear cappuccino…


and a Snoopy cappuccino for us.



Since we came all the way to Shimoda, we went to a local seafood restaurant. Lupikona fell asleep on tatami after having a fun-filled day.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shimoda Photo Album: Hydrangea

Moments to remember from our Shimoda trip last weekend #2 – Hydrangea


When we visited Shimoda Park, the hydrangeas were at their peak.


There are about 150 thousand Hydrangea trees that bloom 3 million flowers. I felt as if I was in a magnificent colorful maze.


We enjoyed walking on the paths surrounded by hydrangeas.


They are really beautiful, aren’t they?


Yes, they are!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Shimoda Photo Album: Surfing

Moments to remember from our Shimoda trip last weekend #1 - Surfing

Scott went surfing.

Lupikona saw him off…




and waited for him…



and greeted him as always.

“How were the waves?”

On another day…

“Oh!”


“Here I come, Scott!”

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Day 3


On the second morning in the cottage; luckily the overnight rain stopped right after we got up.


We enjoyed spending time on the beach…


and exploring Shimoda town on our walk.


We had another good day!

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Day 2


On the first morning in the cottage; luckily the weather is fine.


We are in Shimoda on the southern tip of the Izu peninsula.


Despite the bad weather report, I hope it will hold up tomorrow too.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekend Trip

We went on a trip this afternoon.


We are staying in this cottage this weekend.


I hope the weather will hold and…


we can play outdoors tomorrow.

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FIFA World Cup


We watched the Japan-Greece game this morning.


Go! JAPAN!


Although Kona supported Japan, it ended in a draw.

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