Thinking About Where to Travel Next

"Heading West" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 50mm, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO100
“Heading West” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This morning I saw this amazing contrail from a plane zooming across the sky, and since it is heading west, I am imagining that the passengers are traveling to the west coast of the US, and perhaps connecting to a flight to Asia.

Speaking of traveling, my next trip that is planned is a cruise with my immediate and extended family in July. I’m really looking forward to it, but I am also thinking about a solo trip somewhere. Mariko went on a solo trip to Europe last year, and she is going to Japan next month as well. She said I should go traveling solo sometime, but I’m not sure where I would like to go. I love exploring new places solo, and I would like to take my sketchbook and iPad with me to do some on-location sketching. It seems so fun! So a bit more thinking and research will be needed to figure out a nice destination for that activity.

I’d love to travel to Vietnam, Thailand, or Singapore, so those destinations are high on my list. Honestly, I’m not too interested in other regions at this point in my life, but I know that can change, so we’ll see. But just thinking about the possibilities for solo travel gets me excited!

"Morning Light" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO100
“Morning Light” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

Vacation’s Over – Carry On

"Palos Verdes" 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/9, 1/450 sec, ISO200
“Palos Verdes” 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

We’re back home in Texas after a wonderful holiday vacation in California. While I enjoyed myself quite a bit, I let my daily habits fall by the wayside, but that’s okay. I was on vacation after all. Nothing to beat myself up over.

While I did post on my blog, play some ukulele (my dad has a cool Kamaka ukulele), exercise/stretch, and take a daily photo, I didn’t study my Japanese vocabulary nor do a daily drawing. And of course, I didn’t do a daily decluttering. But now that I’m back home, I’ll pick those back up. It’s a new year which is kind of cool. No new year’s resolutions for me. I’m just going to continue what I’m doing. Little by little, every day, ought to be enough. 😊

またね~

Spending Time at the Ocean

"Sunset Light" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/11, 1/70 sec, ISO3200
“Sunset Light” Redondo Beach, 2019

こんばんは。And Happy New Year!

This afternoon we went to the Redondo Beach Pier to walk around, have some snacks, and enjoy the outdoors. Even though it was chilly out, the kids got ice cream and funnel cakes, and Mariko and I enjoyed some oysters on the half-shell. As the sun went down, we got sat down for a cocktail and then took photos of the sunset. It was a good day! Please enjoy the photos.

またね~

"Sunset Silhouette" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“Sunset Silhouette” Redondo Beach, 2019
"Oysters" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO640
“Oysters” Redondo Beach, 2019
"Seafood Snacks" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/90 sec, ISO3200
“Seafood Snacks” Redondo Beach, 2019
"All Signs" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“All Signs” Redondo Beach, 2019
"Tony's" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“Tony’s” Redondo Beach, 2019
"The Horseshoe" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4.5, 1/160 sec, ISO200
“The Horseshoe” Redondo Beach, 2019
"Black and White Pacific" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/16, 1/220 sec, ISO200
“Black and White Pacific” Redondo Beach, 2019
"Bye-bye Sun" Redondo Beach, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/16, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Bye-bye Sun” Redondo Beach, 2019