Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Taking Off

I know that I haven't posted for awhile and it's going to be even longer since I am leaving for Japan tomorrow.  I'm so looking forward to this trip.  I had been to Japan with my husband 28 years ago as part of a larger Asian tour.  I fell in love with Japan and always wanted to go back and see more of the country.  On that trip we saw Tokyo and Kyoto, this time we will see a bit more.  Since I am now a widow, I'll be traveling with my sister and three friends as part of a Tauck Tour.  We've traveled with Tauck before and it is a fantastic way to go, strictly top drawer.

What I'm not looking forward to is the 14 hour non-stop flight in coach.  Ouch!  It was $8,000 to upgrade to business class.  Thanks, but no thanks.  We are going one day early to help  a little with the jet lag and not sleeping on the plane.

It would be nice if I had a laptop and could blog as I go,  as some people on QuiltArt are doing, but I only have a desktop, so I'll have to post my pictures when I return. 



Anonymous said...

Ohhh, I think you should run right out and get one of those super lite little macs and take it along so we can all share the journey. Wishing you and Ruthie a fabulous time. Sue Miller

Vivien Zepf said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip, Norma! Can't wait to see pictures!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What beutiful pictures and I loved your narration to go along with it as well. I would love to see all of your pictures! you will have to make a slide show and we can pop it on You Tube! I can only hope to be traveling with my friends when I am retired and going to all of these amazing places! You know, i woudl have starved in Japan...lol..i cannot eat raw fish, it creeps me out! PAt woudl have had a wonderful time with that though. Keep us up to date on your quilting and your next adventure, I always look forward to it! love, Nancy xoxo