Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ueno Koen (Park)

One of our phrases in Pimsleur was "Ueno ekki wa doco desu ka?" and the kids kept saying, "When we EVER use THAT phrase in Misawa?" 


Well  - not in Misawa but it came in handy today. Our waiter this a.m. suggested we go to Ueno Koen (park). We'd head to Ueno Ekki (station), then we could see nature, museums, zoo, play.....


I was thrilled to be able to lead everyone from New Sanno to Hiroo station. I realized I've had some experiences they've not had yet...Tokyo, subways, metro train, shinkansen.... At the train station I was able to use the famous phrase, UNDERSTAND THE RESPONSE (couldn't do that a year ago), and make the correct response back.  Below the kids and Chris are about to step on to their first Tokyo subway. 

He could have SAT but loved this stance.....I think he's made for big city life. LOL 



Tokyo is an AMAZING city with some STUNNING architectural features. 

Locusts......

There were LOTS of them.....all around....

See them in the background here too....

More Water Lily/Locusts in the background there...TALL....not sure WHAT this shrine was for...but since it had a pair of glasses on it - I figured it must be meant to help aging women who need readers. LOL 








 



This magician/illusionist was great

At one point he called out Jared...empty can, smashed, straightened, sealed and FULL of coke...





All that walking in the sun made everyone TIRED. They are all asleep except for Stacia and Zander. Mike, Jared and Nolan will attempt to summit Fuji tomorrow. Chris and I will find something of interest to the kids. 




Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

2 comments:

Linda said...

I remember using mass transit in Chicago when Gerren was 8. He did NOT want to sit either. We understand Zander perfectly! :)

De'Etta @ Choosing Joy said...

LOL yes, you do! He loved it. i would like to live in Tokyo for a bit of time and be able to explore. I DO love living in the country...but a part of me loves the energy of a big city.