It was hands down the best trip yet. Twenty days in Japan, well-paced but chock full of wonderful experiences. A perfect blend of familiar routines and new adventures. Meeting new friends and spending time with (dear) longtime friends. Tsu, Yokkaichi, Kobe, Nagoya, Tokyo, Hamamatsu. Trains, planes and automobiles.
Mostly it was a girls' visit, Molly and I bumping from one thing to the next, laughing our way through most of it. M joined us for the last 5 days.
The suitcases are just about emptied and I've uploaded 900+ photos...lots to share once I weed through it all. I got a good start this afternoon, so I may be back tomorrow.
Truly, I hated to see it come to an end, but it's always good to get home.