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It keeps getting hotter and more humid here in Tokyo. But first, I thought I’d share some pictures I forgot to post in my last blog about Okinawa. We went to the Aquarium! Impressive! Dan checking out the sharks Dolphin show on the beach! But back to Tokyo! I wouldn’t say running has been put [...]

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Better late than never, right?! Enjoy some pictures from our getaway in Okinawa! Dan with one of many shisa statues we saw. We especially liked this one- the shisa dog had a bowl of ramen! Also note the weather- 95 degrees and raining! Out front of Shuri Castle Dan at Shikinaen Cute Hello Kitty statue! [...]

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Can you believe it?! It seems like it was just January, Dan and I were a combined 50 lbs heavier, in bed on our laptops, signing up for the half marathon, feeling like it was ages away, and worrying we won’t lose weight or train enough. Oh, we’re training. Here’s a picture of Dan after [...]

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Everywhere you go in Okinawa, you see shisa dogs. They are a pair of dragon dogs, one with its mouth open and one with its mouth closed. You place them on either side of your building or home, and the open mouth shisa wards off evil spirits, and the closed mouth one keeps good spirits [...]

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Okinawa!

Dan and I are on summer vacation! It’s our first day in the beautiful prefecture of Okinawa. We arrive last night, got settled into our hotel, had some local cuisine for dinner and walked a main street browsing shops. It is HOT here and so humid! Very similar weather to Tokyo, maybe a bit hotter. [...]

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