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Day Trip to Nagasaki

January 15, 2013

 

It's my day off!  I just got back from a day trip to Nagasaki.  It's about 1 hour and 15 minutes by train from Huis ten Bosch, and I set out this morning with no plan whatsoever.  I knew that I did *not* want to go to the Atomic Bomb museum (my heart is too soft and couldn't take that kind of tr…

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Japan Wanderings, Fractal Malls and Tex-Mex

January 12, 2013


It's the weekend!  It's actually a 3-day weekend here in Japan.  Monday is a national holiday - it's Coming of Age Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming_of_Age_Day).  Maybe we'll see some Kimonos!  Anyway, with the holiday it's been super busy at the park, with huge audiences full of little kids.…

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Huis ten Bosch explorings, and Darrell's day off

January 7, 2013


Yesterday was Darrell's day off, so we had a "girls only" day at the park.  I went in a little early and did some wandering, found where the good cheese is sold, (I may be in the only place in all Japan where one can find quality gruyere and smoked gouda) and checked out the docks during the daytime…

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Japan - Arrival

December 29, 2012

We've arrived!  Fire Pixie is performing for the winter season at Huis ten Bosch theme park in southern Japan.  

The trip out was pretty grueling, almost 24 hours all told to get here.  We are staying in a teensy apartment complex (the apartments are teensy, not the complex) just across the river…

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Fire Walking for the Guinness Book of Records in Wellington

April 30, 2012

The Fire Pixie team has returned safely and successfully from our New Zealand trip.  Such good times.

We spent the second week of our trip in Queenstown and the South Island, having adrenaline rushes and looking at gorgeous scenery, and then headed back to Wellington in time for a world record attem…

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Fire Pixie in New Zealand

April 13, 2012

I'm in New Zealand!  So far it's been awesome.

We had a mostly uneventful flight in spite of some Southwest screwups (which the subsequently fixed with no harm done).  I discovered that Ambien on the plane is just about the best thing EVAR and I'm never flying a long long way without it, ever again.…

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Fire Pixie in New Zealand April 11-30, 2012

January 29, 2012

Fire Pixie is traveling to New Zealand and we are ALL kinds of excited.  It's a trip for both business and pleasure.. we will be visiting some friends, making connections for clothing sales, and doing as much fire dancing as we can handle.

We will be based in Wellington but traveling all around the …

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Iowa State University Trip

April 20, 2009

It's a sleepy Monday after a long weekend of traveling and fire.  We had a 5-dancer show at the VEISHEA celebration at Iowa State University on Saturday night, and really had a great time on the trip.  

This is the second year we've performed at VEISHEA and this year the weather, despite forecast…

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