While traveling to Tokyo, I’ve decided to find accommodations that were less expensive so to save money for public transportation and food. Having stayed in economy hotels in the past, and even the Hardy Barracks, I decided to give a capsule hotel a try. After all, it is Tokyo.
Springtime in Japan means one thing: cherry blossom season. Also known as sakura, the cherry blossoms begin to bloom near the end of March and the season lasts for about two weeks. Every marketplace, grocery store, Seven-Eleven, and boutique carries something that includes or celebrates sakura.
It’s no secret that I love lavender. The smell. The taste. It’s refreshing and calming at the same time. I personally use culinary lavender in tea, smoothies, and while baking pastries, so I was naturally excited when I found the Forbidden Lavender by No Label Brewing Company while I was in Texas.
I volunteered to be a Designated Driver for work, so this will be my last alcoholic drink for the next week. But it is a lovely and sunny Sunday and I wanted to enjoy it with a new beer I had just tasted.
I attended a local wine and beer tasting at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum on Friday, and it was a very well organized and fun event. I was hoping there’d be more folks my age in attendance, but the aviation ambiance and local booze made it completely worth it.
I figured that since this blog mentions beer and because I love beer, I might as well write about beer. And booze. Because they’re both so great and they get everyone together and it’s a perfect way to wind down after a long week…or day. I’m not a beer connoisseur by any means: I drink what I like and am usually willing to give different brands and types of beer a chance. Same goes with wine, cocktails, hard liquor, you name it. Especially if it’s local.
Except Jaegermeister. That stuff tastes like cough syrup and I refuse to drink it.