Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Silent for awhile

Sorry, but there will be no new posts until June. I'm going over to LLU for Koji's graduation. When I return there will be new photos and messages.

Saniku Reunion at old campus

This was a cute little Italian Greyound. Still a pup.
Here Jack sits with several of his classmates. His class was probably the best represented.

H. Mizutani (was Suzuki in high school) was the main chef. In Japan it is quite common for the husband to take the wife's name instead of her taking his. This is to keep her family name going when she is an only child.
Everyone posing for the photo. Several came later, sorry.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


For breakfast we had yummie waffles. Then prepared for the group coming in for BBQ.
Below is the mother of a new AFWJ member. She was our age and we enjoyed her coming too. We are roasting marshmellows on the coals.

A neighbor came back from fishing and donated these fish.
BBQing isn't my thing as I've always stayed a vegetarian. I did make some yummie veggie foil packages that everyone enjoyed: potato, carrot, onion, sweet potato, topped with butter, salt and pepper.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

GW cont.

3 of us sleeping on the futons in the living room. Slept really good.
Doing the dishes after dinner
Our okanamiyaki dinner. Everyone made their own. Yummie

In the back room looking at the house.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

GW beach at Misaki

This house has been being extended and added-on to for many years. According to Susan this man is building it himself and he brings cement blocks made in milk cartons and brick by brick had made this castle like house and now is adding a garage.

This shark just starved to death?
Looking out to the ocean and up the river where the surfers are enjoying the safer water. We understand the actual beach at Misaki is not to be swum/surfed as too dangerous an undercurrent; however it is ideal for fishing.
Isumi river.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

GW taking it easy

Hostess with the mostest! Here she is taking a breather from our laughter.
Another relaxer, but this chair is not so comfy.
This is where the 4 of us enjoyed just taking it easy in the beautiful sunshine with the gentle breeze.
After the BBQ the group of us posed for my timer.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Golden Week at Misaki

6 of us got together here in Misaki for a day of fun. After a sandwich bar lunch we walked to the beach. All of us are members or former members of AFWJ.
To get there I had to cross the Chiba Boso Peninsula. One of the ladies rode with me and we were laughing at this cute slow train that kept crisscrossing in front of us.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

bamboo shoots/Ema can stand

Ojiisan is teaching Waka and her mother about the bamboo shoots. Below Waka is trying her skill at getting the shoot dug up.

4 generations in the bamboo forrest.

Ema can stand up now for a few seconds without having support. But she still can't crawl!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

bow/arrow/on a horse

While visiting in Kamakura, we walked down to the temple where they had this demonstration of the horses galloping down the lane and the horseman shooting the arrow into the target.
The crowd was too thick to see much.

There was even an ambulance that needed to get through and the people on this street had to make space!
This was part of the walk to the temple from the kids house.