In the last 2 days, we have done more as a family than we have done since the Christmas/New Year holiday. On Monday, the weather was cold and rainy and down-right dreary, but we packed up some provisions and spent the afternoon at some friends' house....just hanging out....chilling with some good food, great wine and had a lovely time with our hosts. I'm glad we relaxed a bit that day because when we woke up on Tuesday, the rain and drear were gone and it was a great day to be outside.
So....we had an adventure. A 2-hour--493 meter's high (about 1,618 feet worth) climb....hike, if you will or..."climb of death", according to Issei!
Many Gods and Goddesses along the path....we kept wondering....how the heck did they get them up there?!?! This would not have been an easy job as the path was barely that in some places and rough steps the rest of the way!
We had parked our car at a shopping center and when we made our way down, we treated ourselves to some ice cream!
That night, during dinner, it was decided to get our onsen bags out and go to the new hot springs place that opened up here in Nagasaki a few months ago.
...and do some "hunting", or whatever .
Then....we drove to our favorite park where we rented bicycles...