A few weeks ago she came over to tell us about a trip her and her husband would be taking. I was the only one home and my Japanese is getting better but I am still not ready for major conversations. I listened and smiled as she talked about her trip. At one point the conversation had stopped. I had missed a question. She was waiting on an answer. I smiled and said "Yes!" in Japanese. I figured it was best to be polite and positive. Well, my friends, I had just agreed to go on vacation with our neighbors.
Here are some pictures from our trip to Osaka.
|Group Photo with Mr. and Mrs. Ogura|
|Sunrise at the beach|
|Exploring the cliffs|
|Osembe Factory (Japanese crackers)|
|Fisher man showing us how to cut a tuna for sushi.|
|When he was done we had FRESH sushi! Yum!|
|Pickled plum factory - they are packaging them by hand.|
|Plums going in the vat to be pickled.|
|After lunch we went to a near by temple|
|Washing her hands|
|Another group photo. |
We walked up all those steps to the temple.
|A market worker and her baby!!|
|Learning how they make soy sauce at the "birth place of soy sauce"|
|Soy Sauce mascot|
|Eli and Rachal|
|The boys in front of a castel|
|Cute little shopping area made to look like Europe|
|Eli eating sushi|
|After a long day we were on our way back home!|