A day lasting 34 hours can only be had with a 14 hour time change.
We stayed in Chicago the night before my flight Thursday morning and I left that morning at 10am.
Mom was so sweet and came with me to the airport.
Singapore Airlines was a lot of fun getting meals entirely with seafood, walking past the amazing business class seats (they can fold into a bed), and watching the picture perfect stewardess'.
I had the opportunity to be on the upper level of our airbus right next to an emergency exit, so an amazing amount of leg room.
My first look at the Narita, Tokyo airport.
Want to hear some Japanese? This is where I caught my bus at the airport and there's plenty of the language in the background.
So, I caught a bus at the airport and made in to the Keio Hachioji Bus Station where I waited outside a Family Mart and across from a McDonalds (You can see part of the Mcdonalds on the right side).
(here's a short clip while i was waiting)
Carrie took me back to their home that night. I didn't think I was too tired, but apparently I was because the next morning I slept in till noon. So we got a late start on the day but still made time to visit the local park, Ryounan Couen and have a ohanami, picnic, below the cherry blossoms.
There were several cute young boys searching for tadpoles in the little pond. But this boy in particular had on his winter coat and no pants or shoes, just a diaper. So cute!
Here's Tomokun among the tulips.
So many pretty sakura, cherry blossoms, still left. I'm so blessed!
Carrie and Tomokun saying Hi in traditional, peace sign, style.
Tomokun is so cute and still acting shy while I'm still a new person hanging around. I'm sure he'll warm up to me, I hope :) He's already taught me all sorts of new words like saru (monkey), otamajakushi (tadpole), and totemo abunaidesu (it is very dangerous).