Travel

Buddhist Church?

You would refer to a Buddhist house of worship as a temple, right? On a recent trip to San Jose, I found out that isn’t always the case. The San Jose Buddhist Church was founded in 1902 by Japanese and other Asian immigrants in the city’s Nihonmachi (Japantown) neighborhood. I found that designation as a […]

Internment of Japanese Americans (1942-1944)

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in concentration camps in the western interior of the country. The number of Americans incarcerated was between 110,000 and 120,000. At least 65% of those interned were full-fledged United States citizens. The forced relocation of these […]

Japanese American Museum of San Jose

I made some time during my work trip to San Jose, California to leave the convention center and do a little exploring. The trip from downtown to Japan Town only cost about $15 dollars in a Lyft and took only about 10 minutes. I’ve been told that San Jose is only one of a handful […]

A Martian Experience is Closer than You Think

A Martian Experience is Closer than You Think

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know we love space. We are what you’d call “Astro-nuts.” We are always looking for ways to enrich our space-loving lives such as attending Space Camp. We’ve stumbled upon an experience that sounds awesome, that is if you have a month to spend pursuing a […]

American Airlines Makes it Easier to Get to America’s Caribbean

Getting to the U.S. Virgin Islands has just become a bit more convenient. Dallas-based air carrier American Airlines has announced that it will add a third daily flight between Miami and St. Thomas. American Airlines says the additional flight will operate as a “same-day turn” leaving Miami Airport (MIA) at 8:35 a.m. and landing at […]

The Gulf (Stream) War: A Sail to the Bahamas

The Gulf (Stream) War: A Sail to the Bahamas

  We’ve been teasing my sailing adventure with my sister and brother-in-law for some time now and it’s time to share some details. I arrived in Fort Lauderdale after driving across the Everglades in a rental car about a week and a half ago to meet Andi, Matt, and their crewmate Sam. I was geared […]

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach

We continued our tour of the beaches around Tampa this weekend with a stop at St. Petersburg Beach. The town and its municipal beach are set on a barrier island just off the coast of Pinellas County, Florida. The island has long, wide beaches and, at least during our visit, calm water. The cute downtown […]