So, a few days after Christmas we were SUPER happy to host some old friends of ours!
They Traveled from afar, but not to far, ;). Just a Bullet Train ride from another part of Japan.
After a long train ride, they arrived late Wednesday night. After a Yummy Dinner and hanging out, we all crashed.
Thursday we all got up and headed out to the Disney Store in Yokohama (via train) to buy their DISNEY Tokyo Tickets. After we got that out of the way, we looked around (at all the wonderful shops).
We made it to Queens Square Mall, where Build a Bear is... and each of the kids got to make a bear! Evan got "camo bear", M got a Hello Kitty Bear and Olivia got a Winter Wonderland Bear.
After some looking/shopping we headed to eat. We had a yummy dinner @ Hard Rock Yokohama. Then... picked up a few dozen donuts from Krispy Kreme ... & headed home.
After a long day... we stayed up and rang in the new year like dorks.... but ... hey, we were tired.
The next day we headed to Enoshima Island.
It's traditional for the Japanese to go Shrine Visiting, but we just did it... to have a bit of fun in the crowds. ;)
We spent the Entire day @ the island, getting pictures and looking around.
It was COLD and we got home late. We all Crashed after a warm dinner..
The next day M & Family headed out for Disney (We decided to stay home!).
They spent the whole day there and had fun. ;) We relaxed.
The next day, around 12 noon... they were to take the bullet train home.
It was a fun visit, and the kids had THE most FUN staying up until 10~11 every night playing. I have to say, it was the Perfect End to the Winter Vacation.
I am SO thankful they decided to stay with us, and.... i cant wait to have them stay again, or for us to visit their area of Japan. ;-)!
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Thursday, January 7, 2010