Isaiah 40: 11

"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to
his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
Isaiah 40:11

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Walk

We started a typical morning getting ready for church and then began the usual hassle of getting from point A to point B. Walking to the bus stop. Taking the bus to the station. Getting on the train. Getting off the train. And then walking. Oh, about 2 miles. Yesterday we decided to go to church on base and had a lovely time of worship. We were soooo grateful. After church Kent took us to brunch at the Officer's Club. It was lovely and delicious. However, we ate WAY too much so we decided a walk was in order. Here we are heading off base on our way to Mikasa Park.

Along the roughly mile long walk is this really nifty manmade river

It just keeps going. Eli and Gideon had leaf and stick races all the way. I think the leaves usually won.

The funny sign at the entrance to the actual park.
The Battleship Mikasa
Lovely gardens
All of the plaques were in Japanese so I have no idea who this is. Anyone?
These two played beautifully all day
Gideon checking out the fire power

The ship was out of commission by World War II but we bombed it anyway. They have since just cemented it into place here and you can take a tour. If you wish to pay for it.

Kent bringing up the rear. Letting Zeke "discover" along the way
Naomi missed the park sights entirely
Zeke REALLY wanted to be on that train. Instead he just gazed longingly.
That is Tokyo in the distance
Lovely fountain

Loved the multi-colored stones here
More cool fountains
I love it when these guys get along. I think that was some stick racing going on.

Time to head home. But, couldn't pass up a shot of this amazing wisteria covered arch.

I want one!


  1. I have to say, reading about your exploits make me miss the 6 months we spent in Philadelphia last year. It's hard to pick up and leave everyone and everything but if you can manage to make the most of the entire experience (even on a walk home from church) the kids will treasure this time for life!