City Life

Naomi and I have not lived in a city for a very long time. It is a treat to be able to walk out of your home and enjoy restaurants and the arts. A block away from our apartment is the Milwaukee Delicatessen: a wonderful place to relax. Perhaps it is the mid-western attitude or the character of a neighborhood landmark, but the atmosphere is unhurried and friendly. The pizza is great too. Click on the image for a larger view.

National World War I Memorial

This Egyptian Revival monument was originally named the Liberty Memorial and dedicated to those that died during the Great War. Two Assyrian sphinxes flank the Liberty Tower. Each sphinx hiding its face with its wings. The sphinx shown here is known as Memory, facing East toward the battlefields of Europe. The other is Future. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Winter Advisory

Heading into the weekend, a winter advisory was issued. This was our first major winter storm since moving to Kansas City. In comparison to Maine, the 4 to 6 inches of snow does not seem very intimidating. But like Maine, the peaceful nature of these storms, the dampened sound and gentle snowfall, makes this a pleasant way to spend a weekend. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Happy New Year

Naomi, Hikari, and I wish you a wonderful and prosperous new year!

We have been busy with preparing for a new adventure and so have not been able to post for a while. Our life has taken us to Kansas City, Missouri. We started this blog when we were living in rural Maine, sharing our life on five acres of woodland as well as previous adventures in Japan and the US. We spent a wonderful year in Florida before arriving here. We hope you will continue to share our adventures as we explore this new place.