Japan Trip 2019

I have finally gathered sufficient evidence to conclude that my post on our annual trip to Japan is not going to write itself. So let’s get to it, shall we? We’ll (mostly) slip the bonds of personal finance and play travel blog for a day. Our annual pilgrimage to Japan happened a little earlier than

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Japan Trip 2018

Earlier this month we returned from our annual sojourn to Japan. It was a wonderful trip, and it helps explain why the ABL production line shut down for most of June. While I\’ve got many a post in the hopper, today I\’m just going to commemorate our trip.   Getting to Japan from DFW is

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Contrarian Fun

Last week we made our annual summer trip to Japan to see my in-laws and have some fun. We were gone only 8 days, which many would consider too short for so far. But we’re old hands at optimizing this trip, and we managed to do everything we wanted. It was a great visit. The

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TGIF: Saturday Edition

This last week, my son and I sat on a ski lift overlooking one of the world’s nicest cities. We were in Vancouver for the kids’ spring break, and we had stumbled on the greatness of Grouse Mountain. Skiing within 30 minutes of downtown Vancouver – on slopes particularly appropriate for younger kids like ours

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