- - - 11/30/2019 - - -

Thanksgiving 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:42 am

I was too busy cooking and entertaining that I didnt get many good pictures of the Thanksgiving party again this year, but I will say that it was another great success. The foods and dessert were delicious, and as usual there were a lot of kids running around having fun.

- - - 11/9/2019 - - -

School hiking trip

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:38 am

- - - 11/3/2019 - - -

Izu Camping and Sightseeing

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:18 am

Since one of the typhoons we had this year pretty much destroyed our usual camping site, this year we tried driving down to Izu for some camping and sightseeing. On the way there we made a stop in Atami and visited the castle there. We also stayed for the monkey show, which was quite a performance. The camping site was away from any town, in the middle of the woods, and a quick hike to a really nice waterfall, in short a great place to camp! The next day we took a gondola up to the top of a small mountain to see a great view of Mt. Fuji. We had ice cream, walked around the hiking course, and Melina played on the jungle gym. Afterwards, we went to the Izu Sea Paradise where we fed otters and fish, enjoyed the shows, and did some fishing for crawdads.

- - - 10/26/2019 - - -

Halloween Party 2019

Filed under: — Andy @ 4:49 am

- - - 10/5/2019 - - -

Sports Day #2

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:19 am

It is great to see my daughter grow up and get more mature. She was much more involved and exited about the sports day event at her school this year. Last year she dint want to run in the race. This year, although she got off to a slow start, ran as fast as she could. Last year she didnt want to dance. This year she danced and jumped and had lots of fun. It will be interesting to see just how much she grows up by next year.

- - - 9/21/2019 - - -

Hiking Mt. Ogusu

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:14 am

- - - 9/15/2019 - - -

Art and Music Festival

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:10 am

Just a few of the things there:


Sand art


Drum team on the beach


African Music and Dance


Flying in the air with our friend


Candlelit evening

- - - 8/31/2019 - - -

Dinosaur Park

Filed under: — Andy @ 1:04 am

We went to go see the dinosaur exhibition which was set up for a limited time. The animatronics and sound were nice but not quite Disney levels.