こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today was a busy day for Mariko and me, plus a milestone for my son Bay. For him, it was the first time that he drove alone – he took my car to school and then back home at the end of the day. And happily, it was an uneventful trip. I am hoping this is the beginning of a long and safe driving career. 😆

The reason that Bay took my car today was that Mariko and I flew to California in order to attend my brother’s wedding this weekend. We actually flew to LAX, where my parents came to meet us, and then we all drove down to Oceanside together, where my brother and his fiancée rented a beach house for the weekend. We’ll be having the wedding here, on the sand, with dinner to follow. It’s gonna be a blast!

"Wine and Cheese" Austin, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18mm, f/2.8, 1/90 sec, ISO400
“Wine and Cheese” Austin, 2018

Earlier at the airport in Austin, Mariko and I splurged a bit on some wine and cheese at the Vino Volo wine bar. It was pretty good, but of course more expensive than normal being as though we were at the airport. Still, we enjoyed living the high-life for a little while before getting on the plane. Speaking of planes, we like Delta a lot these days. The Delta planes we’ve flown on the past few times have had a great entertainment system with plenty of Japanese and other international movies. I watched a little bit of a Chinese movie How Long Will I Love You but then decided to read my Kindle. I really enjoy flying (being on the plane) because I can concentrate on reading. I love it!

And when we arrived at the beach house in Oceanside, we had a little birthday celebration with cake and gifts. It was fun. 😊 (It’s 10/19!)

"Cake Time" Oceanside, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO1250
“Cake Time” Oceanside, 2018

I hope you had a nice Friday!

またね~

"Night at the Beach" Oceanside, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/2.5, 1/25 sec, ISO3200
“Night at the Beach” Oceanside, 2018

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