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HELLO, BABY!

I’m sharing a family moment here, so if that’s not your thang, please ignore this post.

Lilly meeting little sister Elizabeth for the 1st time

Lilly meeting little sister Elizabeth for the 1st time

We’ve been staying close to home, limiting our adventures to things like the local Japanese grocery store(s), DAISO/SERIA (Japanese dollar stores), NITORI (Japan’s version of IKEA), etc.

And, with good reason; we’ve been anxiously awaiting a pretty special delivery . . . •chinkle•

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I have the sneaky suspicion these two are gonna be joined at the hip . . . •wink•

Life doesn’t get any better than these moments . . . Am I right?

Thanks for letting me share my joy . . .

GO, SEE, DO!

KINTAI BRIDGE, IWAKUNI, JAPAN  There’s a Samurai Castle up high on the hill above the bridge; requires a hike or taking a gondola… We plan to come another day and do that—this first visit to Kintai Bridge we roamed the beautiful gardens, enjoyed matcha ice cream and grilled squid on a stick!

KINTAI BRIDGE, IWAKUNI, JAPAN

There’s a Samurai Castle up high on the hill above the bridge; requires a hike or taking a gondola… We plan to come another day and do that—this first visit to Kintai Bridge we roamed the beautiful gardens, enjoyed matcha ice cream and grilled squid on a stick!

STATUS: CURRENTLY OUT OF THE COUNTRY


A year and a half ago, I went to Japan to visit my daughter and grand daughter while my son-in-law was on deployment. I brought my mama with me and we had a blast—it was the chance of a lifetime.

Fast forward to last fall, when my daughter announced that grand baby #2 was on the way and asked if I would come. Second chance of a lifetime???

How does a Nana refuse such a request?

She cannot. Well, this Nana cannot. (chinkle) I brought my mama with again, so we can help out, enjoy snuggling TWO precious grandweebles, AND see more of a different area of Japan than our last visit! EEP!!!

I’m sharing photos on my Instagram of different places we’ll get to see… if you’re interested you can follow me there and see what I see!

ENTERING THE GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

ENTERING THE GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

WHITE IRIS, GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

WHITE IRIS, GARDENS AT KINTAI BRIDGE

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OUR FIRST MEAL IN JAPAN THIS TRIP? SUSHI GO-ROUND

OUR FIRST MEAL IN JAPAN THIS TRIP? SUSHI GO-ROUND

MATCHA ICE CREAM - OH, HOW I’VE MISSED YOU . . . !!!

MATCHA ICE CREAM - OH, HOW I’VE MISSED YOU . . . !!!

By the way… Japan is like food heaven for me, and I can’t help but take photos of food—especially when it’s presented so prettily… you’ll more than likely see lots of food photos, too in my Instagram stories/highlights… Just sayin’…