Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A Break in the Weather

Tropical Depression 8 (sounds like a psychiatric disorder) skirted by us this morning as it headed up the coast to the outer banks of North Carolina.  It brought a bit of rain and lowered the temperature, we may finally have a day not in the 90's.  Then Thursday into Friday Tropical Depression 9 heads into the Gulf of Mexico, makes a 90ยบ turn and goes across Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.  Lots of rain forecast for that one.  We need it, it's been a very dry summer.
We're busy getting organized for our next trip, we're off to Japan to see our daughter and then taking her with us for a few days in Cambodia. I have always wanted to see the temples of Angkor Wat. This is going to be new territory for us, we usually travel in Europe. Having our daughter living in Japan has finally given us the incentive to go there.   Interestingly enough on our way to Cambodia we have a lengthy layover in Korea and we've signed up for a day trip into Pusan, they run the tours from the airport for those who have long layover.   Mac was stationed in Korea many years ago, but that was up on the DMZ so he says he doesn't know Korea at at all.
Our daughter has a bunch of stuff planned for Japan including a visit to a volcano, a Japanese baseball game and a train trip to Nagasaki.  In Cambodia Mac has arranged for a private guide for the time were there.  I'm starting to count days till we leave.


16 comments:

  1. I would completely wilt if it got to 90 degrees... fortunately there's not much danger, here. Japan! with a tour guide daughter! How absolutely wonderful. Can I come???

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  2. Glad you got some rain. That sounds like an exciting trip! :)

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  3. What an interesting trip. My niece has just come back from Japan and she visited Cambodia a few years ago.

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  4. Sounds a brilliant trip you have planned and so lovely to spend precious time with your daughter.

    All the best Jan

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  5. So happy to hear you got a little break in the weather. My daughter was in Japan as an exchange student and her work took her to Cambodia. Your trip sounds so delightful. Pat xx

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  6. I'm looking forward to your trip too. Sounds amazing. Glad the weather is a little cooler for you. B x

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  7. Oh wow, what a fantastic trip to look forward to! Have a great time. x

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  8. What a great trip you have planned. We travel a lot in the US, but haven't made it out of the country recently. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your trip!

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  9. What an exciting trip you have planned!! I can't imagine visiting even one of those places.You will sure have lots to post about. Sure hope one of those tropical depressions swings in far enough to give us some rain. I've never known it to be so dry here.

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  10. Wow, how exciting! I look forward to coming along via your blog.
    We had some welcome rain this morning, too, a nice drizzle that hopefully soaks in. The big one is coming Friday, though. Unless it changes direction.

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  11. Good grief. Your itinerary sounds no less exotic than if you'd described which moons of Saturn you planned to visit with a layover on Mars.

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  12. Sounds like you are going to have an amazing time with so many wonderful things planned:)

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  13. We've had a sudden break from the heat & humidity this morning! Such a change, the A/C is off and the windows are open. You sound like your going to have an amazing trip Janet! How wonderful to visit your daughter and to see such a different culture in all these travels abroad. My brother visited Korea twice when he adopted his children. He said it's a fascinating country and the temples etc are amazing. I'm looking forward to hearing more of this when you return. Have the best time!!
    Wendy

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  14. Hope you have a wonderful time!! We have a room painted with scenes of Angkor Wat at Basildon and it is fascinating, so I am sure that to see the real thing will be incredible!!! My husband went to Japan a few years ago and had a wonderful time so I am sure your trip there will be amazing. Have fun, and happy travels!!

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  15. This sounds like a fabulous trip. Japan is a country I'd love to visit, my uncle went there on a business trip decades ago and thought it was wonderful. I still have the handkerchief with a Japanese lady on it that brought back for me. I presume that the lady was a geisha. Hope you have a wonderful time.

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  16. Your trip sounds so exciting. I've never been to Asia, but my brother has been there on several backpacking trips. You know, the kind where you ride with locals on a bus with goats and chickens and a roadside vendor offers roasted insects for snacks. My ideas of traveling there would involve a lot less "roughing it" though.

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