I'm kicking around the idea of just coming home, but it seems a bit silly particularly when one of the options is a layover in Hawaii, and I found a super cheap cruise there. Still I'd prefer to go on the Alaskan cruise but getting there makes getting back to Ohio look easy. I am thinking that I will return to Japan in March of next year anyways as a vacation. Thinking I could hit one location on the way back and then hit the other next time I looked into it and here's the sad truth: there are no cruises in Alaska in March and the Hawaiian cruises cost about double the price. Smacked Down!
I gotta figure this stuff out real soon. I'll keep everyone informed.