With the move fast approaching, I can't help but be super excited for the places I plan on visiting. I'm going to explore the second we get out there (after we find a place to live of course). Jessica-fact of the day: I'm in love with Japan and mostly everything Japanese. I plan to live there some day, and its a very real probability, since Jim is in the Navy.(He already lived there for three years, I'm so jealous.) Here in Miami, there's lots of sushi places, but that's about it. There is one Japanese market about an hour away up towards North Miami beach, and believe me when I say its awesome. But, like I said, its an hour away. And the only museum I know of is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, which again is closer to two hours away.
San Diego on the other hand has a plethora of Japanese culture. At least that's how it seems in the research I've done. Next to Japan, I'm sure this city will help get my Japanese fix on.
The Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park
The Japanese American Historical Society
Mitsuwa Marketplace and
Marukai, which I might add, keeps sending me catalogs in the mail, only to make me squee with delight and fill me with dismay all at the same time. I'm impatient.
These are just a few places I've found, and not to mention the sushi. The SUSHI. I can't wait.
If any of you guys know of some places in San Diego that will feed my obsession, let me know!
ALSO, it seems San Diego is a little more dog friendly, as there are numerous off-leash dog parks. Miami barely has any. I'm not trying to drive real far to let my dog get some of her energy out. And I'm not trying to dis Miami either. But I don't like it here much. That's all I'll say.
With all that said, I have a LOT of work to do. Lists to make, things to throw away and get organized for when the movers come. I'm sure February will be here before I know it.