No time spent with your family is ever wasted.-- Don Donahoo

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A day of exploring

On our first Saturday in Japan, we spent most of the day exploring shops around the base and bought a smaller stroller on base that will be easier to take on the train and up and down stairs. I really liked being on the base, it was like a mini-America. We were able to speak to others around us and order a hamburger in English. We walked so much that I got a huge blister on my foot and Ben's ankles have really been hurting him. By the end of most days, he is hobbling around the apartment like an old man. Hopefully our bodies will get used to all this walking.( I guess we are just getting old. hehehe!) Then on Saturday night we were invited to someone's house from the project that Ben is working with. They have been living here for about 2 1/2 years and will be here for 2 1/2 more years before they return to the states. We had sushi, which was my first time eating it, and it was actually pretty good. Lucy enjoyed it as well. We used chopsticks and realized how much we stank at using them. So, we bought some at the store to use at home and practice so we won't be too embarrassed the next time we ate in public. I met quite a few other women who have come with their husbands who are about the same age as us. Some have kids and Lucy was excited to see some friends her age. (She has been asking for Melanie and Collin since we got here!) It was a fun day, but of course I forgot our camera, so no pictures from that day. But I do have a picture of a drink that we bought out of a vending machine while on our ventures. It is a corn drink, which is warm. It tastes just like the juice from a can of corn and while Ben was drinking that last sip, there was a mouth full of corn at the bottom! Kinda gross!


  1. Um corn juice? NASTY! I think its so cool that you guys are learning so much about Japan! Way to keep an open mind and try new things!

  2. What an adventure. Yeah, corn juice sounds pretty gross. I'm glad you're meeting people. Although of course no one could replace your Port Orchard friends...right. That is so cute that Lucy has talked about Collin. Collin has asked about Lucy a few times and wants to go to her house. I guess we'll just have to wait a few more months. Can't wait to hear about more adventures. Make sure to post pictures when you go sight seeing. Sure miss you guys


"No time spent with your family is ever wasted."
Don Donahoo