Beginning of Asia Occasion
Trip Start Jun 05, 2011
195Trip End Feb 28, 2013
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What I did
KAL002 from LAX to Tokyo
Cause I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
LEAVING ON A JET PLANE lyrics (John Denver)
In California again after our unplanned return here from Costa Rica, we stored the bikes and panniers in Santa Barbara and loaded up the backpacks bound for Asia, our favorite part of the world for this kind of travel. And to paraphrase the John Denver lyric, we don't know when we'll be back again. We bought a one-way ticket to our old home of three years, Kamakura, Japan.
Our next order of business was to get a new mascot. 'The Frog' was frog-napped in November. No ransom demand was received and we have missed him. We need a new good luck charm. We broke down and went to a few Rainforest Cafes in search for a new frog. The decision was tough, but picked one and strapped him to the backpack!