Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sights of Tokyo!

 Here is a sampling of some of the things we saw while on our visit to Tokyo, Japan!
We had a great time. Tommy and Shayna were GREAT hosts. Thank you 
Ashton and Weston who were great little troopers traveling all around the area
almost each and everyday! There are really some beautiful structures to
see and learn about in Japan. A truly interesting place to visit. And LIVE!
We also and most certainly enjoyed a great sampling of Japanese food
that we have missed, it did not disappoint us!

Meiji Jingu (Shrine)

Odawara Castle

Tokyo at night.
Sensoji Pagoda

Sensoji Temple

One of the busiest intersections in the world!

A fast food ordering machine. Like a regular chain food joint, like McDonalds but
Japanese style food. You order using this machine at the entrance, choosing your food, paying 
for it and then go inside and they bring you the food. We had an interesting time
trying to make sure we pick the right food choice. Good thing we had help from
Tommy and Tom to translate. It was just another one of the fun things to try.

Grilled fish anyone?
Katie outside the noise Pachinko Palor (gambling kind of). Eating fried noodles
on New Years Eve! and Lanterns on the temple grounds for New Years Eve.
Tokyo Tower, Tempura and strolling down the street to catch the train.
Kamakura Daibutsu . . . . . . Big Buddha

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Christmas in JAPAN

 Christmas morning FUN!
What a beautiful family! 
 Christmas excitement! 
 We even went to the ZOO!

 . . . and the playground.
. . . . many times.
 . . . and built forts!

 . . . enjoyed lots of good food!
 . . . . loved their cute faces!
 . . . Grandma is so happy she got to go see them.

 . . . . as is Katie and Grandpa! But they had to leave before Grandma did.

Thanks for a great time and more Japan sites and travels in the next post!
. . . then Grandma had to go home. Hope to see you again soon!

Late Christmas

 Just a little bit of beach time. Couldn't resist the water!
 Merry early Christmas in HB!

We had a great time! Now off to JAPAN!