Spring!Restarting this travel diary after over three months' neglect ...here's my rough travel outline for the year, written in beach sand. I expect changes.
- Hang gliding in New Hampshire, at least two weeks. I will be tent camping, channeling my father's Depression Era cheapskate approach to recreation.
- Cross country drive with Tess, Sean, and Cocoa in early June. This will likely be the most fun per resource unit I will have all year! Itinerary is theirs to control, I'm just along as #2 driver and supercargo.
- Two - three weeks as a guest of a generous couple, wandering Puget Sound's Olympic National Forest and letting my body adjust to high altitude climbing.
- Space-A flight from Travis AB to Yokota AB in Japan. Rambles will be guided by circumstance, when I get there, what I find, who I meet. Possibilities include visiting the U.S. Navy base in Yokosuka, the Gion Matsuri festival in Kyoto, and of course climb to Fuji-san's 3776 meter summit -- hopefully to see the sunrise! Core intent, though, is just renewing my acquaintance, relearning the courtesies and cultural norms of this fascinating culture.