Hi! Hello! I'm Sorry! I Know! It has been too long!
Mom came to Japan!
[She came, she saw, she conquered, she left!]
It was whirlwind. Just about everything I've seen in the past 2 years, I tried to squeeze in to 10 days. We saw temples, shrines, rivers, mountains, festivals, traditions, parks, imperial palace and crowds (lots and lots of crowds).
She can say 'Hello', 'Thank -you', 'yes', and 'one' in Japanese.
She ate raw fish and mushrooms for the first time.
She got [naked] in a hot spring with me and my students.
She met my wonderful Japanese Family.
She bought some lots of dishes & pottery.
She experienced a traditional Japanese Tea ceremony.
She cringed when I was driving down the tiny streets.
She looked gorgeous for her 25th wedding anniversary.
She knew that Dad was with her in spirit.
She is now an expert a master in the art of chop sticks.
She and I both shed tears when she had to leave.
I was so sad to put her on the bus to the airport today. So, here are a few pictures that made me smile. We made so many memories!
I'll be posting again this week with some fabulous stories of our vacation together.