Thursday, April 30, 2015

Japan {good-bye}.

Luckily we had Lauren to help us purchase and navigate our last train ride.
These maps are crazy!
Here we are waiting for the Narita express train.  We flew out of the Narita airport which is further outside of Tokyo.
Why is saying good-bye so hard?  Probable because we don't know when we will see Nate, Lauren and Tagg again.
Good-bye Tagg!
Oh, so sad.
Tagg started to cry :(
It made me teary eyed.
Our bags could only weight 23 kg ... wow!  I am good!!!  We brought an entire suitcase full of stuff for Nate and Lauren so on the way home we had a suitcase with all our stuff inside and then we put that suitcase inside the empty one.
Pete's got his passport and he is ready to go.
Good-bye Tagg.
Good-bye Japan.
My happy little travel buddy.
Such a beautiful evening.
Pete loves his little blanket almost as much as Bodie loves his.
Unlike the flight over the flight home was packed.  Not a single empty seat.  We were suppose to be on the front row of comfort economy so we could have use of the Delta baby bassinet but for some reason {that no one at Delta could explain} we got bumped to the back of the plane.  It wall worked out fine and Pete was a gem!
He slept for about five hours like this on my lap.
Then he woke up for a little snack and then it was back to sleep.
We flew home the same way we went, through Seattle.  We made it through customs and immigration super quick.  We were able to get on an earlier flight back to SL without going through an enormous security line ... and without having to pay the $100 same day change fee!
Gregg wanted a hamburger as soon as we landed!  I had a few bites!
I believe this is Mt. Rainier - it was so beautiful with the snowy top.

What a remarkable trip to Japan.
We toured around Tokyo and Kyoto and loved everything we saw.  The people, the culture, the food, the scenery and of course our company!!  Nate and Lauren were the best tour guides, we will miss them.

I would have to say out of all the places around the world I have been {and the things I have done and seen in each of those places} Japan is somewhere in my top three for sure.