Blogger is currently in Japanese on this computer, so we'll see what happens when I post. We may end up with a Japanese blog for a little while! We are about to head off to the airport and the 10-hour flight home (after a 2-hour bus ride and a nice long wait for the plane to depart). Yesterday we visited Hakone, which is a scenic area about 90-minutes west of Tokyo. We were lucky enough to catch a short glimpse of a snow-covered Mt. Fuji from the train before it was swallowed back up by haze. We had a nice enough day, although I've decided that our vacation pace has been much too frantic for a not-quite-2-year-old. Owen has spent most of our many train rides screaming his head off. Despite that, I will have great memories of this trip.
Time to make the final sweep of the apartment to make sure that we haven't left anything behind. I will have many, many pictures and tales of adventure (and even some Japanese yarn) to show you when we get back and recover from the flight home. I'll see you all stateside!