Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sister Suzy and Cousin Gabrielle in Japan


Visitors, visitors, visitors!! After 9 months of none at all, the past two months Joe and I have been busy hosting visitors galore. This month Sister Suzy and Gabrielle have come. We have jam-packed as much Japanese culture and experience into 10 days, including:
Udon, print viewing, shopping downtown, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kyoto, Sushi Row, Kobe, Himeji night-life, the Himeji Museum, Shopping at Casual Shot for "Engrish" t-shirts, Tegara Park, exercise on "Aneurysm Hill", Tea Ceremony, River City Mall shopping, Okinomiyaki at the Kousaka's restaurant, Ikebana with Eiko, a Himeji Castle tour with Toshi and Keiko, a hike up Mt. Shosha, a relaxing half day at Akane no Yu Japanese onsen, and of course delicious food and tons of shopping!!!
We have laughed, laughed, talked, laughed, gone sight-seeing, and laughed some more. This quick, yet jam-packed vacation, has been memorable and more enjoyable than we could have dreamed!


Kyoto and Kobe

Karaoke and Jazzercise combined...Suzy and Gabrielle before the Himeji Castle Tour


Suzy and Gabrielle learning Ikebana with Eiko...At Tegara Park


Print viewing in Himeji


Bike ride around the Himeji Castle Moat


Joe and Suzy in Kyoto...Suzy in front of the floating Tori gate in Miyajima

We look forward to our next visitor...JP CASEY!!!

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