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

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We are here, WE ARE HERE, WE ARE HERE!

In Japan that is! After a fairly uneventful flight(thanks to Veronica) we landed in Narita. We made it through customs. We tracked down our luggage(I packed half of the suitcases that I had last time!) and headed out to find Kent who was waiting right outside of the double doors. Yeah! It was sure nice to see him.=}
Kent decided this time to book two rooms in Chiba so that we could recover before the long bus ride down to Yokosuka. He chose the same hotel that we stayed in last month after our airport mishap. It was SOOO nice to be a five minute shuttle ride from a nice bed instead of having to head two more hours south. Everyone went to sleep almost instantly but of course did the typical waking at 2 or 3 a.m. business. They did a good job though of staying quiet until about 6:00. We started our day then and after finding everyones clothes in various suitcases headed down to breakfast. After a nice hot meal we decided to hit the pool. Kent requested a late checkout so we were able to float and play for several hours. After that we got everything packed up and hopped on the hotel shuttle back to Narita to catch our bus to Yokosuka. We were able to board and most of the little ones zonked for the duration. It was daylight so we were able to show Vee Tokyo and Yokohama and Mt. Fuji was even out which was pretty nifty. The only sad part of the trip was upon our arrival Joseph woke up out of a dead sleep and promptly threw up. Thankfully in the uncarpeted aisle. There are so many reasons why I am glad that it happened then and there(if it had to happen). For instance, Everyone had already vacated the bus. He could have thrown up at the beginning of the trip and then I don't know what we would have done. So all's well that ends well I guess. We called two taxis and made our way to the condo. The same place where we were last trip which was nice to be in familiar surroundings.
We have spent the last few days settling in and showing Veronica around a bit. She has had a lot of fun at the Japanese Supermarket and the 100 Yen store.
So, without further ado here are a few of our early adventures in photo.

P.S. These pictures are brought to you by Veronica's new camera. Her first camera. Thanks to all who made that happen.

Loaded up and ready to head for the airport.
A special thank you to Aunt Nicky and James for coming along and helping us wait in eternal lines and push our luggage along a few inches at a time. Thank you also to Erika and Ezra for watching the little boys so that we could have there help!

Sunrise from the Hotel room

Exploring the hotel's Japanese garden

Gideon explored a little too closely!

VERY excited for breakfast!

View of hotel restaurant from gardens

The morning after our travels. Waking up at the condo. Views from the 15th floor of our building.

Time for a walk
At the HAC store. Chillin' with a friend and watching a little video while we shopped.
Some much needed family time

All Done


  1. So glad you all made it! Thanks for posting.

  2. Yea! You made it! And thanks for sharing all the pics and news. Don't know if they're new, but you look fab in those glasses, by the way, Bree. AND that sign for the tea is priceless! (Have you ever visited I laughed so hard I cried.)

    Miss you all.