Friday, March 20, 2015


I'm trying very hard to pack LIGHT this time.  I'm tired of dragging a big heavy suitcase through the airport and even more tired of standing in a crowded baggage area waiting for the thing to appear on the carousel.  So this time, I am taking only two bags:  A messenger bag for under the seat and a carry-on for the overhead.  It's gonna be IN and OUT of both the Los Angeles and Tokyo airports in record time.  (I hope!!!)

I figure if I really go wild and crazy in Tokyo with shopping, I'll buy an extra bag.  I'm going solo this trip with no set itinerary.  I'll decide what to do when I get there.  Roam the neighborhoods via subway (if I can figure them out) or sign up for daily escorted tours.  Maybe a little of both.  All I know is that I'm going to begin this new decade with a challenge and a spirit of adventure.  I will turn 60 in Tokyo.  I intend to embrace this age with renewed vigor.  I intend to keep looking forward and never back.  Regrets are going to be erased.  The good memories will remain close to my heart and lots and lots of new ones will be added.  Beginning with Japan!

See you next month!



  1. Happy birthday in advance. I hope you have a fantastic trip!!!

    1. Thank you, Melanie. Really looking forward to it!

  2. Enjoy Japan and have a wonderful time for your 60th. Happy Birthday.
    Will look forward to photos of your Japanese adventure.

  3. I'm looking forward to your photos!! have a wonderful time.