IT WAS FIELD TRIP DAY!!! I honestly thought about signing in and skipping and going to get my boys from daycare. I hated the idea of being 20 minutes away from them, but I'm glad I went. It was fun to be on one last day with the Enginerd before we settle in for the long haul.
|trying out the stamps at the train station|
|I think the kids will enjoy this when they get to try out the trains.|
|we took the 10:22...it changed to English right after this photo...we didn't have to read Japanese|
After lunch we could take the long tour or the condensed tour. I wanted to get home to the kids, so we did the condensed tour. It was great! We got a bit of history and still got to see everything in that area. If I had been a little more willing to let the kids go, we could have seen the big buddha, but I knew we had plenty of time over the next 3 years to see it.
|This is a Torii which is from the Shinto religion. It comes before a shrine.|
|Hachimangu shrine in the background. People were inside praying.|
|60 stairs with me at the top|
|then Enginerd climbed them and took this shot of the smaller building|
We had a wonderful time exploring and even took a moment to try green tea/sweet potato swirled ice cream. It was yummy! I guess this place has even gained some notoriety because Obama stopped in and had some when he visited.
|Pretty green and purple!|