Friday, October 09, 2009

....and then there were four again.

Let's the past 8 days
we have seen
a really HUGE temple bell (the world's largest, even),
an over- 400 year old castle,
a volcano,
a lot of really funny stupid English on t-shirts.

We have eaten
famous Nagasaki food,
steamed potatoes on a stick--dipped in batter and deep-fried,
really garlicky ramen and gyoza (pot-stickers),
delicious Nagasaki sweets,
more food and goodies than what 10 people should have eaten.

We have been to
Hell. (oh the link...we were there!),
an onsen (hot springs...yes, nothing says "Welcome to Japan" more than getting
naked with a bunch of people you don't know!!),
a traditional tea ceremony,
a crazy Japanese woman's house for dinner with students
(no she's not really crazy, she just likes to have fun!)
an incredible festival (that is ONLY in Nagasaki and was first held 375 years ago!!)
that started very early in the morning
which meant
we had to leave the house at 4:30 to get in line for seats,
to the beach,
a lantern festival in China Town,
the Nagasaki History Museum,
and many other places that I can't think of right now because it's really late and my mind is about to turn to mush.

We also...
rang that "really HUGE temple bell",
took a ferry to another part of the island,
drove all over the place,
walked even more,
saw many old buildings and interesting places, especially that island
that looks like an old war ship,
visited with quite a few students,
took hundreds of pictures,
danced a little,
and laughed some more.

Oh...and talked...
we talked a lot!!

We crammed so much into the 8 days that my sister and her husband were here, I'm thinking it will take them awhile to recover.
By golly, you wanna come and experience Japan and our way of life?
We will make it worth your while.
But a good friend used to say...
"Stick a fork in me, I'm done."
Will blog more, post pictures and read *possibly just delete* the 357 posts in my Google Reader
another time......for now....
I sleep...or I soon as I hit Publish and turn off the computer!
Happy Friday, everyone!!!


Helena said...

Wow, sounds fabulously exhausting!
Have a very relaxing weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sooo much fun. I just read the last 2 posts and I am amazed you were able to type your post after all you have done. I bet your Sis and hubby had a wonderful time with all of you.
I love the picture of your boys sleeping on the futon.
Can't wait to see some pictures!!

Ms. Lea 李女士 said...

I'm exhausted just reading about everything you did :)

Karen MEG said...

I got tired just reading this... where do you get the energy!!!

Looking forward to more pics!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Wowza. You do know how to show someone a good time. Sleep now, blog later!

Ginaagain said...

You really know how to entertain out of town guests! What a vacation!