New Year, New Trip

Peter & aya near her parent's house

Peter & Aya near her parent’s house

climbing the 1,000 stairs of a Shinto shrine for a new years blessing


climbing the 1,000 stairs of a Shinto shrine for a new years blessing

Aya with her family (Dad was sick )

Aya with her family (Dad was sick )

This is the first post since the last one four years ago so we are rusty. Forgive us our faux pas for there will be many and to add to that we are also working on our new Surface. That’s an extra challenge. We have left our old Thai blog up for those of you that haven’t seen it or don’t have anything better to do on those cold winter nights. Did I mention that its 75 degrees and I’m surrounded by orchids as I write this. Ah Thailand.

We flew into Osaka, Japan to visit with Aya, our Japanese exchange student from three years ago. She had given us strict instructions on what bus to take, where to get on and get off. We could still be fumbling around there if it wasn’t for her. She lives in Kagawa, four hours south and out on a large island. She took us out to her family home and we stayed for two nights. We met four generations of Yokouchi’s with lots of bowing and gift giving all around.

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3 thoughts on “New Year, New Trip

  1. Great to see the amazing progress of the sala project. (Also great to see Natalie here yesterday)
    Thailand has helped her make some good/though difficult decisions for HER future!!! The food looks fab…we must try to eat more healthily!!!! Take care and lots of love P and M

  2. Got the blog address from Eric. So nice to see all the photos and hear about your activities. A great photo of Mary. Will check in requently.
    Best to you,
    Ellen Wilhelm

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