Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Poor Ema had a rash after her bath. Her parents had stopped feeding her soft food and had her only drinking breast milk thinking she had a food allergy. However, she broke out after the bath when she had not had anything to eat. I suggested maybe a soap allergy. So they changed to a natural soap for babies and I heard she is fine again and can eat again too.
We went to play tennis at Ikego (Navy housing area for Yukosuka base) and I thought this sign was more Japanese English than American. Andy and I laughed at the last line. What does that mean? Curb your dog from doing what?
Since the first of April we have moved our school to our own residence. It took lots of work to get everything moved--especially the signs. Above is our driveway and below is at the top of the hill.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Better Camp cont.

Between the lodges and the autocamp/tent site there is this path into this little creek.
Beyond Jack is a waterfall slide.
Below is the take off point for the hike into the creek.

BBQ and sink area for the tent campers.

Better Camp place

We liked this place better. Above shows how it is laid out with a parking spot, tent spot and sink and electric hookup.
I think this is a campfire place? and below incase of rain a good place to eat.

Below shows a view of how the spots line up.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Camp sites in Chiba

Since my AFWJ group want a camp out in Sept. or Oct. and I am Chiba leader this year, Jack and I went to check some areas out. We liked this campsite in some ways. Lots of these orange balls for the kids to swing on.
The cabins we alright, but no electricity or water
But the toilets were the biggest negative. I don't like to squat--my knees just can't take it.

The washing cooking are isn't too bad and the tent sites were quite nice.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Craft and Chat

Lunch with friends after the Craft and Chat.

Craft and Chat. This group meets once a month to work on craft/sewing projects. This was my first time to go. Will I go again? It meets during my tennis time.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Zoenji Temple

After Ema's dedication and potluck we returned to Andy's home where Grandpa decided to sleep and the rest of us walked up to the Zoenji Temple. This tells us it was built in 1327 and is in the top 5 important temples in Kamakura and in the top 15 in all of Japan. (I think that is what they told me in the translation--but I have been known to make mistakes)

Above is the cave and dirty lake. We couldn't get closer.

Ema enjoyed going up the steps more than I did!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dedication Continued

Family photo of Ema's relatives attending. Waka's brother on the left and her parents in front, Jack's parents in front of us.

Ojiisan and I are enjoying conversations with Ema.

She can now sit by herself for a long time without falling over.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Ema's dedication

Waka's father is the pastor so Ema was very good when he held her and prayed.

Below Grandpa holds her as Ojiisan and Obaasan look in the hymnal.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Charlie McCarthy?

Mom used to tell me that the wooden dolls of a ventriloquist were called Charlie McCarthy at least that was a famous one in her time. Waka's father does a good job with his Ken-chan. Here he is telling the children visiting the church about Easter.

Ema enjoys playing with toys now.
During vacation my friend Vivian came with some visiting friends from USA that were interested in ceramics. I hope they like Japan.