When I was little, my grandpa bought this movie from a discount bin called My Neighbor Totoro. If you haven’t seen it, the story starts with a family moving into a ‘new’ home. It’s old, rickety and to me, full of charm. I fell in love with the architecture, the shoji (those Japanese sliding doors covered in washi paper) and how they might make you feel like you were barely separated from what was outside.
My Neighbor Totoro led to my becoming a semi-otaku and an interest in some day visiting Japan.
On top of that, during my early twenties I became obsessed with tea so Japanese tea ceremonies are also on my list of things to experience.
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The next place John and I would really like to see is Banff National Park in western Canada. We’ve had a strange obsession with Canada lately – joking about moving there, even lingering a little too long in Canada at Epcot. This was one of the places we seriously considered for our honeymoon but I found that sometimes roads were closed in November up there due to snow and something about chains and tires – I’m not sure what you do with chains that relates to tires but I did not want to deal with that. (Lifetime Floridian here.)
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John and I have been thinking about traveling a lot lately. My bucket list is pretty much all travel-related. On our honeymoon, we’ll be visiting a few places in California, including the Redwood National Forest. My parents took me here when I was a wee babe and of course I don’t remember. It’s always been somewhere I’ve wanted to go.
I always love simple travel posters and graphics, so I thought I’d try my hand at one. I can only hope to get lighting this amazing when we’re out hiking in California.
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