This past weekend the girls and I were in Tokyo! We had our first visit at the Ameican/Military hotel in Tokyo!! And LOVED it!! Such a peaceful piece of America.....but in Japan! The kids couldn't stop raving about it. And kept talking about bringing dad here when he gets back!!
Swimming at the hotel indoor pool
We went exploring at a park near the hotel
Oktoberfest event at the hotel we went for! We brought babysitters with us for the night who watched the kids in our rooms while we enjoyed a fun dinner on site. A Japanese Oompa band singing German!!
14 ladies and 16 kids......all daughters!! We all had our own fun!!
After 11 years of marriage Mike finally gets his own closet (...I took the walk-in of course) And after 4 months living in Japan I finally got around to organizing it.....and pretty soon he will get to see and use it for the first time! You fall low on the priority list when you aren't around
But we are looking forward to having him back soon!!
Our officer spouse group hosts a monthly Japanese-American cooking club. They switch off making each other's dishes!!
Today was my first one and we were taught Thai salad, Japanese and Thai curry, and salmon spring rolls! So much fun and so interactive with the fun and sweet Japanese women! Plus lunch with 25 friends!!
Our squadron had our halfway celebration party last weekend. We went to an Arab restaurant for dinner which included a fun belly dancing performance.....we may or may not have joined the dancer for some fun!
Had a wonderful Labor Day weekend down in the Izu Peninsula at Shimoda. 3 hour drive from the base, but worth the escape. And some beach time. The kids loved it. Gorgeous water, clean beaches and it coincided with a festival at the beach we were at! That meant lots of festival food and entertainment.
The walk from our condo to the beach. Through a few tunnels
Lunch was festival food at the beach
On the second day we explored a sea cave just down the road
It had a sand hill for sledding.
But mostly the kids enjoyed their time in the ocean!