Friday, July 22, 2016

Japan 2016… And We’re Off

We’ve had this trip planned for months. It seemed like it was far off into the future, but in the past week or so it has sunk in that we would be leaving soon. And now the big day is here.

We are returning to Japan!

There are a lot of places around the world and here in the United States that we have not yet visited, but after enjoying our last visit to Japan two years ago, and with my wife's parents living in the Tokyo area, it was an easy decision to make a return visit.

We will be traveling to some different parts of the country that we have not been to before. And going to places in Tokyo that we did not see last time.

My wife did most of the research and planning for this trip, and she’s found some interesting places to go.

My job has been to put together the PowerPoint deck that presents our itinerary day by day. Kai is still a boy who likes to know the plan, and doesn’t deal well with surprises.

We have tried to set some expectations for Kai.

And to make him aware of what each day will be like.

We used to get pretty stressed about our vacations but as time has gone on and Kai has shown that he can handle these trips fairly well, we are, not exactly relaxed, but more comfortable. We are looking forward to seeing the sights, and Kai's grandparents. Oh, and we heard that Pokémon Go was just released in Japan which Kai was excited about. Hopefully that will help motivate him to go see more sights.

So we're at the airport, and soon will be boarding our flight.

Wish us well! :)


  1. Safe travels! I hope you all have a wonderful, smooth, and relaxing trip!

    1. Thanks, Betsy. We are now in Japan and off to a good start!


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