On our last day we went see the beach and take a few pictures one more time.
Then we went out to lunch with Fumio Kadowaki San, Wenji, and Hong Nan. We went to a Japanese restaurant in Tabanake. They served us a fantastic meal. I even liked the sushi! It was all oishii!
Then we checked out of our apartment, gave away all of our accumulated house wares to make room for our accumulated souvenirs and got a ride from Mr. Kadowaki to the Petersen’s in Miyazaki where we would spend our last night. They invited the staff and family of The American Kindergarten for a wonderful dinner. I came to know and love these people in the few short months I was there and they all became my family away from home.
Mr. J, Mrs. Takiko, Mrs. Peta, Miss Kumi, Leslie, Scott, Mrs. Erika, Emi, Dennis and Mrs. Takiko's and Mrs. Peta's children.
We left for the
airport at 8 a.m.
and didn’t get home until 10 p.m., but with the 16 hour time difference we
traveled for about 30 hours. During the entire 30 hours it was Tuesday,
December 11th everywhere we were.
The longest day of our life! Our plane leaving Miyazaki Tokyo
was late, so we missed our flight to Denver from
had to fly to SLC 4 hours later. Then
when we were on the runway ready to fly from SLC to San Francisco the auxiliary power went out so
we had to sit on the runway for an hour while they tried to fix it! We did eventually make it home. Idaho Falls
It is bittersweet. We are thrilled to be home, but we miss Japan already. We had a saikou-pronounced psycho, which means awesome, experience in
. We absolutely loved it and are grateful for
the experience. Japan