Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our first visitors!

For Christmas my mom, sister and her boyfriend came out to Japan to visit us. While we missed my dad a whole whole lot, we had a good week here and had a lot of fun!

Corey and I came down to Tokyo to meet our peeps, then we all spent three days there having some fun (since let's face it, there's a bit more to do and see in Tokyo than in Misawa, especially in the winter). Highlights include:

Visiting the Imperial Palace and seeing the Emperor of Japan speak...

Walking/taking the subway all over the city, visiting gardens, stores, arcades, shrines, coffee/tea shops, Tokyo Tower, and more...

And then there was the food. Oh holy goodness, the food. We ate a lot- mostly copious amounts of ramen and pastries (if you're ever in Tokyo, you MUST go to the bakery right outside the Hanzomon line's 5th station exit to get the most delicious chocolate croissant you will ever taste- it will change your life, I promise). Chris's favorite thing in the entire world is ramen, so he had fun trying a bunch of different places (one of which we spent like 2 hours trying to find and waited in line at least 20 minutes for that had the best noodles I've ever had)...
After all that Tokyo fun, we headed up to Misawa on Christmas Eve. There we had a nice, low-key time doing Christmas-y things like making gingerbread houses, cooking, watching movies, playing games, and basically just hanging out.
Thank you Mom, Kibby and Chris for all the fun! It's Dad's turn next time!

2 comments:

Eric said...

What is that thing that Chris and Katherine are posing next to? (with a letter T on it). It looks like a giant Christmas finger!

StumpyG said...

Haha, giant Christmas finger is as good a guess as any (and much more appropriate than what Corey calls it...)! It is the mascot of the Tokyo Tower in any case. :)