Friday, October 02, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go away......

...while our guests are here we wanna go outside and play!!!


Yes....my sister, Sara and her hub, Jarrett made it last night. I had class and was thinking that I would be a little late in getting to the airport, so had already warned them of my tardy arrival and to just hang and wait and people watch until I got there.
I let my class and the Gods and Goddesses of the Highway were with me....I got there just as their suitcases were coming in on the conveyor belt!
Annnndddddd.....
a previous student of mine came out of the baggage claim....she had been on the same plane from Tokyo!! So....she loaded up with us and drove back to Nagasaki in my car....I hadn't seen her for a long time, so...how lucky for us---we could catch up a bit and she saved some money and time on the bus ride!!!
It was a great night!!
Then......after some time here at the house.....
Jarrett and I had some bonding time with our computers....it was a special moment!!
(He fixed a little quirk that was bothering my new sweetjustformecomputer
and it was a wonderful thing.)

After the excitement of Aunt and Uncle coming for a visit, the boys had a really hard time getting to sleep last night.....
they had an even harder time getting up for school this morning.

I finally got them out of the futons and while I stepped outside to get the newspaper, they made their way to the sofa.....and they were out again!!!
(and really...that sofa? yeah...not so big.)

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Today, because of the rain and getting a lazy start.....we drove around for a bit then went to the Nagasaki History Museum. It opened up a couple of years ago and I had never been. It's quite interesting and a pretty nice thing to do in a torrential downpour that lasts most of the day!
We introduced Sara and Jarrett to some local specialities (for those who are familiar, we had champon and saraudon--at Ringer Hut!!).
We walked around China Town tonight, saw some interesting lanterns, ate some wonderfuly delicious sweets and had just a really nice time!

Tomorrow, we are heading over to the eastern part of the island to see a castle that is over 400 years old...a beautiful Japanese garden and pond/small lake that is listed as one the "top 3 in Japan"....and then, I'm thinking we might let them experience an onsen (hot spring) on our way back....we'll see!!!

Let's just pray that the weather is nice...I'm sure we'll enjoy the day, rain or shine, it's just that a little less rain would make it oh so very much better!!




7 comments:

smalltownmom said...

It'll be a great day, even with rain.

Love the boys on the couch!

Helena said...

It's great to have visitors, isn't it? That's when you get to do all the sightseeing you never do otherwise. Well, me at least. Have fun!

phd in yogurtry said...

that picture of your boys sleeping? That is precious! Must frame that and keep as a loving momento (blackmail material).

by the way, Debbie, this morning? I had my hands on two margarita glasses this with pink flamingo stems at the Thrift Store. Was totally gonna buy them and take a picture of me plus friend slurping a very pink margarita.. then post it to my blog in your honor. But money is a little tight this month/year/decade, so I put them back like a good little girl.

Dammit. I'm going back and I'm gonna buy those flamingo glasses. You just wait!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Enjoy your tour-guiding!

Grandy said...

So glad you had a great visit!! Remember....I witnessed your "rain in hell" through FB. Great pics! You are too fun!!

Janet said...

oh I'm glad that you all are having a good time!

Miss M said...

I LOVE that you posted your boys in their chonies!! That is SO CUTE!