土曜日, 3月 25

Of all the things I wanted to write about...

(Mt. Iwaki on a clear, crisp day...shining with her happy, snowtopped peaks.)

...BUT didn't find the time to!

-the lovely time spent in Misawa with the Conlans and friends and too much good food and fellowship
-freezing our tails off as we wait for the Airforce Base bus...which never came.
-the base lock down...sitting in our car wondering if we'd ever get to leave Misawa
-the trip to Kazamaura to see the Elliot's (Luke & Yuko)...the ends of the earth it seems
-sewing a bib for Yuko, enjoying watching Sarah E. teach Yuko the tricks of the trade
-eating and socializing at the quite famous cedar house built by Mr. Muraguchi, there was even a reporter that night from Tokyo

-again freezing our tails off as Sarah E. and I attempted a walk in the wind blasts
-some super salmon fried up by Yuko...a fish a day keeps the doctor away!

-elementary school graduation, like military roll call, but quite fascinating
-only moms attending to see their children off
-seated in the "Guest of Honor" section
-only person w/o a suit jacket...
-but THEN onto the real fun:
-bento box lunch...mmmm...fried scallops w/ Bulldog sauce
-soft volleyball w/ moms, grads, and teachers....i pulled sticks (or really chopsticks) for the C TEAM
-we came in 3rd place (out of 4)
-but the rewards were great...gatorade for a job well done and cake for the car ride home


-saying goodbyes to my teachers...sad. they usually change schools EVERY 3 years. sometimes in the same town, other times hours away. it's a transient lifestyle really. not for the average joe or sarah at that.
-and low and behold below is a bridge!!
-the amazingly looooooong Tsuruta bridge...loooooongest wooden one in Japan, and only 15 minute drive from my little abode
-I showed Andy & Rebecca (missionary couple from England) the wonders of this bridge
-in the process Rebecca and I slyly broke the rules and tramped out onto the "closed" bridge...how dare we cross the line and break the law...that is the law we can't even read, but assumed the sign said "Bridge Closed to Foreigners unless insane."

The end of my happy adventures for the present!

2 件のコメント:

swirlogirl さんのコメント...

of all the wacky things for someone who worked at oshkosh to do.. she goes to japan! i'm glad you made this blog so we could keep up with you!

Mother さんのコメント...

Mi chiquita querida,
You must teach me to make chronologies like this one! Having pictures along with text is putting me right there with you!
Maybe you can go back to Gosh in 10 years to see if anyone knows you! I think they all will. No one can forget my Sarita!
Love, Mom