The day was beautiful and the cherry blossoms were out in full bloom, making for a picturesque setting. We were joined by the Schooleys and had so much fun wandering around the ruins with them. Parker was especially fond of Chad; perhaps it was the caramel corn that Chad carried around. Either way...anytime Parker saw Chad he would stick out his hand and wave while grunting...thus signaling to Chad that his hands were in fact empty and he was in need of more popcorn. It was hilarious.
Days like these remind me of how much I'm going to miss living on this island. I appreciate the Japanese people and their love for their culture. The opportunity to purchase strange and interesting foods at their food vendors, as well as seeing all the local artists produce their own individual renditions of the shisha dogs. The Japanese are so humble and kind and I can never get enough of their doting over my children exclaiming "Kawaii" (cute). We are so grateful for the opportunity we have to explore the beautiful world around us, and look forward to many more days like these in our future!