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Trip of a Lifetime

Decades after taking a class on Japanese culture, Karen Bowen Edmonson ’91, finally travels to the Asian island.
by Karen Bowen Edmonson ‘91
  • Karen Bowen Edmonson in Japan.

I’ve wanted to travel to Japan ever since taking Miss Roth’s Japanese History and Culture class my junior year at CHS.

I finally lived that dream when I spent a week traveling through Hiroshima, Kyoto and Tokyo, including welcoming in the New Year praying with thousands of Japanese citizens. It was a magical trip.

My cousin, Denise Engler-Lynch ’91, introduced me to my amazing travel buddy Roxanne when we were both bridesmaids in Denise’s wedding in August 2017.

Thank you Miss Roth and Carondelet for inspiring me to take the trip of a lifetime!

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