Author Archives: Russell

Camping at Lake Motosuko

When we moved to Japan, we really didn’t think we’d be spending much time outdoors. So we shipped most of our camping stuff back to America. We kept sleeping bags, since they see more use as sleds down the stairs … Continue reading

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Of Course We Did…

Betsy tends to plug in to social groups wherever we move–whether it’s a group of runners or a facebook association that she stalks without comment. This has helped her twig to some pretty amazing things for our family to do. … Continue reading

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Typhoon? What Typhoon?

Japan is a land that is plagued by natural disasters. It is literally the result of volcanos and earthquakes pushing rocks up from the bottom of the ocean. On top of that, it is subject to some of the worst … Continue reading

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Comic-Con

Our bishop in Toronto was Hector Garcia. He was an amazingly humble man, with three or four kids, and was a lot of fun to be in the bishopric with. When he heard we were going to Japan, he got … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji

Each year the Boy Scouts in the Tokyo 1st ward hike up Mount Fuji. Google refuses to answer the question of the actual distance you cover, preferring to give insufficient comments about time expectations (5-7 hours)and altitude (12,000 feet). The … Continue reading

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Fun Foods

One thing that Tokyo is famous for is amazing food. Particularly if you are one of those people who enjoy food. Sadly, Betsy and I are more the “eat for sustenance” type, rather than the “eat for enjoyment” types, and … Continue reading

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