Since coming to Japan, one of the things that every wife seems to collect Starbucks mugs. I held out for about a year before I decided to start collecting them too. I bought a Hiroshima coffee mug shortly after I came back in November. Then in February Starbucks released their Sakura line of mugs. As usual, they sold out everywhere in about 48 hours. Luckily my neighbor, Dacia, was in Tokyo where they sell out a bit slower and was able to grab me one. It is a really pretty metallic hot pink travel mug. Two weeks after Starbucks released these mugs, they released the Purity line of Sakura mugs. Dacia and I decided to drive to Hiroshima the day they released to go pick up some new mugs.
On Day Two in Osaka we decided to check out the aquarium. On the way to the metro we stopped off for lunch. We found a cute little shop on a street that looked like Hondori Street. We walked in and we were instantly confused. People were lining up at a machine, punching something in and then going to sit at the bar. We stood at the machine when it was our turn until someone showed us what to do. You put your order into the machine and then it prints out a ticket. You take the ticket to the counter to be served. The food was good and the experience was interesting.
One of the things Mom really wanted to see when she came to visit was the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima.
Over the past few weeks I have been exploring some new places around Iwakuni. I have gotten into a rut eating at the same places especially while Jeremy was in Okinawa. Thankfully my bestie in Japan, Danielle, has been pulling me out of being a hermit to try new places. Since her kids are in school now we have the time to go to lunch or coffee every week. We decided to go try out some new places.
Last Wednesday I had planned to go to Hiroshima to have coffee with a friend of mine at 11am. I woke early enough to take my time getting ready. Since I had to be there by a certain time, I decided against taking the train. Plus I was excited to drive out there because this would be my first time driving to Hiroshima by myself.
Two years ago, Jeremy surprised me with a Keurig that I had been eyeing for over a year. It was just a basic model that had a reusable filter and just made one cup at a time. It was one of my favorite kitchen appliances.