Monday, February 19, 2007

Konichiwa!

This will be short, but I just wanted to post a short report from the front. Tokyo rocks! We all love it here and are having such a great time. Bill ran the marathon in 3:42:49, which was nicely under his goal of 3:45:00. This despite freezing cold pouring rain all morning on Sunday. The rain didn't seem to hurt the marathoners (Anthony missed his goal of 3:10:00, but easily qualified for the Boston Marathon, which was his bigger goal, with a time of 3:19:xx), but it didn't do much for us watching the marathon with the kids! After a three-train ride to the 5k mark with two screaming, cranky kids (one of whom was walking slower than molasses and the other who kept trying to run away), we decided that kids, rain and marathon-watching just don't mix. Sadly, Bill didn't know we'd gone back to the apartment and spent the whole run scanning the crowd for us. Fortunately it didn't hurt his time at all!

I even got in a bit of yarn shopping yesterday at the big department store Matsuyo. I got a few balls of Puppy brand yarn as well as two Japanese stitch dictionaries. The yarn section was small but very nice (lots of Rowan but no Noro - go figure!). Tomorrow we are going to try to hit a bigger yarn shop.

Today we are off to the aquarium and hopefully will finally get some sushi for lunch. Since we've been here we've eaten American, Vietnamese and Mexican but very little Japanese. I did get some sukiyaki for lunch yesterday, which was amazing. I was a little leery about dipping the cooked meat into the bowl of raw egg before eating it, but I decided to go for it and it was quite tasty.

Gotta run - I will try to post once more before we leave, and when we get back I will have a gazillion pictures to share. I can't remember how to say goodbye in Japanese, so I'll leave you with the one word I have been saying a lot - arigato!

4 Comments:

Blogger lexa said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! If my Dad could go anywhere in the world he'd go to Japan. Have fun yarn shopping!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Sayonara!

4:37 PM  
Blogger keohinani said...

ja ne! (see you later!)
still jealous. aren't there stitch pattern books great!?
check out tokyu hands. there are tokyu stores everywhere, and isn't it great how the stores have upper floors AND basements!?
i totally love the train.
yeah...still jealous.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Acornbud said...

Glad you survived the flight and you all are enjoying yourselves.

4:36 PM  

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