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I'm still on vacation in California. I've been having a wonderful time! From looking in the phone books there are at least 3 Aikido dojo's around here but I didn't bring my gi and things have been too busy to go visit anyway. I even rode past one on the way to the beach (not sure which one it was though) but to unexpectingly see one was exciting for me! I really miss Aikido and my people at my dojo a lot and I keep thinking about the techniques, etc. "Hi and welcome to Aikido Anonomous (sp?). My name is Robyn and I'm obsessed with...."
I did call around to several supply stores and I found a place relatively close that said they had jo's. My uncle drove me there (my mom was off with her sisters on a mini trip) and I was very glad to see the merchandise in person. The only jo that they had was very strange as it was tapered (sp?) and very skinny at the ends. Nobody in my dojo has a jo like that! I ended up getting 2 short (maybe 5 feet???) bo's (one for me and one for my mom) and they are the correct width. If they are too long, my dad has all the wood cutting stuff in the garage so it will be very easy to cut it down. I think it was a success. It's going to be shipped to our house so it might arrive by Friday and we're going home on Tuesday.
My vacation has been very nice but the only thing that I'm looking forward to when I get home is Aikido! By then I hope my terrible sunburn will be gone. Didn't get sunburned at all on my face but I got it bad on my back and bits on my shoulders. Wouldn't dream of doing a forward/back roll right now. Too painful!