Monthly Archives: January 2014

Arima

I visited the city of Arima, which is near Kobe, primarily to enjoy the onsen there.  Since one does not wear clothes in the onsen, I have not pictures from there.  However, the city, especially the river, was also quite … Continue reading

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Nunobiki Falls

Under the train tracks of Shin-Kobe station, where the “bullet train” stops in Kobe, is a tunnel. It looks like any underpass in an industrialized city, but it leads to a scene of beauty amazing in itself and because you … Continue reading

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Kobe Beef

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Cats in Arima!

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Adventures in Japan: Flying There

When we took off from Minneapolis, the sun was in the afternoon sky. Since we were heading west, we were essentially chasing the sunset. We flew north over Alaska and the Bering Sea. As we went north, I think the … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Part 21 (Jan. 4-10, 2014)

  1. Beautiful mountains poking through the clouds   2. The device I came here to commission is now working, and I am getting useful data   3. Keeping in touch with Kelly via internet text and voice   4. … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Part 20 (Dec. 28, 2013 – Jan. 3, 2014)

  1. Productive and fun meeting about outreach at SDSM&T   2. Helped my wife finish installing new light fixture in the basement   3. Playing Settlers of Catan with new friends   4. Starting the new year with my … Continue reading

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Gratitude, Part 19 (Dec. 21 – 27, 2013)

  1. Safely arriving at our anniversary getaway (Dec. 21, 2013)   2. Friendly owner of our anniversary getaway cabin   3. The roads outside of the city are actually plowed!   4. Gas fireplace to keep us warm in … Continue reading

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