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Road Trip Day 2 – Indianapolis and Memphis

Mark and I left Jill’s at about 11:30 after a relaxing morning and some good conversation. We continued west on 70 and made our way to Indianapolis. As we were pulling into Indianapolis, we stumbled on Long’s Bakery. Mark, a

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Road Trip Day 1 – It Has Begun

My heterosexual life partner Mark is doing this crazy thing. He’s moving in with his wife. It’s a long story, but they’ve been bicoastal for a while thanks to school and career complications. That’s okay in the big picture because

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Quebec City

I’m dusting off the cobwebs here. I’ll be posting back dated entries to get the things I’ve done and places I’ve seen added to the site, but I want to burn the candle from both ends and start updating again

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Norsk Hostfest in Minot North Dakota

    [Note: this was originally posted to but I’m planning to remove that site, so I copied it over here for posterity. The other day I had the good fortune to stumble on the fact that Minot, ND was

Friday February 13th, 2015 – In the Jungle (Continued)

A full night’s rest did me some good. When I woke up, I felt like I was able to function, if a bit… off. Sadly, it didn’t last. It wasn’t long before my legs were again like wet noodles underneath

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Side Note – Adding Galleries

Mark and I were discussing these posts and he made the argument that there aren’t really enough photo in each post to provide proper context for the posts. I think it’s a good line of thinking. So, rather than go back

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Thursday February 12th, 2015 – Welcome to the Jungle

Took a chartered boat down the “Japanese Amazon” to the starting point of our hike. Beautiful vistas on either side of lush vegitation and deep jungles greeted us as we passed. We entered the jungle at a dock built to

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Wednesday February 11th, 2015 – Planes, Trains, and…

Mark plays the japanese banjo...

Going to start breaking the trip down into single days in an effort to keep the ball moving forward here a bit more…   We woke early and caught the train to the Kansai Airport where we hopped on a

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Landing In Japan

Monday, February 9th, 2015 For all intents and purposes, I spent all of Monday in the air. Yay for international flights and time zone shifts! I arrived at Tokyo International Airport (NRT) and headed straight for my hotel. I’d arranged for

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The Japanese Adventure Begins!

A breakdown of the trip thus far as copied from (I plan to put all Japan trip posts here, but started it out over there)… Friday February 6th, 2015 Left northern Florida (JAX) via Southwest. Stopped in DEN and

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