Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SCT #6 Report

The trip was amazing. I had a great time and saw many things. I saw old friends, 2 H&Ms, Mt. Fuji, neat buildings, beautiful gardens, and a bunch of American English Teachers bowl on Halloween. I never imagined in a million years that I would go back to Japan, but I'm happy I did. Here's a quick recap of SCT #6 with lots of pictures.

The first full day I was there I had dinner with my host family. They were nice enough to invite Kendon and ML as well. It was great to see my host family, and hear about my host sisters-one is a doctor and one is married with kids.
The second day ML drew me a map to a local park/lake. I walked around the lake/park for a couple hours. It was beautiful. Also, I want it noted that I never got lost with ML's map. It's because I rock at getting around forgein counties.

The second night a group of us went out for Japanese food. Here you see Kendon fliping part of our food.

The third day ML took me to his school. I guess I was like his show-n-tell. Going to school with ML was a really funny. I have so many funny stories from school. I forgot to take pictures while I was at his school. I know! But, here are some of my favorite questions students asked me...
-How old am I?
-What is my favorite washing machine?
-What is my favorite bug?
-What is my favorite alcohol? (compliments of a 2nd grader)

The rest of the trip took place in Tokyo. Here some great pics from Tokyo....
ML took me to a great park. It reminded me of Central Park, but prettier.

Tokyo Tower. Our hotel had a great view of Tokyo Tower! We even had a rooftop balcony where we could sit outside. It was nice, our view was Tokyo Tower and part of Tokyo. It was one of the best views in the city.

This is the busiest crosswalk in the whole world. No, it really is! ML and I sat in a two story Starbucks watching people cross the street. I was amazed at all the people.

This was my last meal in Tokyo, and I couldn't have asked for a better meal. These are my two favorite foods from Japan. The bread looking thing is SO good. I'm actually craving one right now. The Pocky sticks were one my favorite foods last time I was in Japan. I guess my taste buds haven't changed because I still love Pocky. I actually bought 6 boxes in the airport. HEY! I walked alot of miles this past week. I do not feel guilty that I plan to eat all 6 boxes, by myself.

Last time I was in Japan I wanted to ride this ferris wheel, but no one would go up with me. Well this trip I got to ride the ferris wheel. At the very top I was able to overlook the city.

It took about 24 hours to get there but it was worth it! For my first time to travel by myself, I feel I did pretty awesome. I never got lost and I only yelled at a lady once. I am sorry she was in my way and I was running to my connecting flight. I mean, sure- I'd only had 4 hours of sleep and not much food, but she was in the way. I probably wouldn't have yelled at her if I wasn't so hungry. Ok, that's a lie.


TC said...

YAY! I'm so glad you had a good time! And that you feel like you did so well traveling by yourself. Not nearly as hard as you thought it was gonna be, huh? :)

Sounds like a fabulous, fabulous trip. I'm trying to keep my jealousy bug in check, but I'm really excited for you that you went and had so much fun! :) YAY!

Scotty said...



Here, at least, you can find it at some of the asian grocery stores. And if you ever go to Canada, they have it there too.

That may be the only reason I would move there.

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

Wow, looks like a really great time. So fun to take advantage of not having a "ball-n-chain" yet to travel like you do! I'm a little jealous, really...

Ben, Kelly and Sophie said...

Maybe I should clarify - just jealous of the I-don't-get-to-travel-like-that part. Don't want anyone getting the wrong idea. hee hee.

Kendon Murrell said...

Awesome! Ha! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip over here! And I'm glad I made it back into your blog... :)

Anonymous said...

Was that okanamiyake I saw being cooked? Yummo!