Friday, September 25, 2009

Rick's Mt Fuji Hike....amazing!

A view of the sunrise!
Lots of clouds, no end in sight.
A view into Mt Fuji's huge crater.

Torri gate near the summit.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Our Tokyo trip was fabulous!! Since we packed so much into this trip we will have to blog it by day.
It's a 2 1/2 hour flight north to Tokyo. Compared to a 12 hour flight home, this is just a little hop. One movie and we're there!! My traveling motto is "plug them in", they love it and daddy gets to sleep :)

To get around we took the subway. Good thing our friends had been to Tokyo and were familiar with how it all worked. This was Rick and my first time ever riding the subway!! The kids had a blast not having to wear seat belts.

We have really missed eating at some of the American restaurants so we went to the Roppongi District to eat lunch. We ate at the Hard Rock Cafe.

The Tokyo Tower is Japan's version of the Eiffel Tower. We went up to get a good view of Tokyo. You don't realize how huge this city is until you get a birds eye view of the skyscrapers going on in every directions as far as you can see. It makes L.A. look tiny.

We let the kiddos run around the Imperial Palace lawn while we relaxed.

Still to come.........the fish market, the zoo, Tokyo Disney, and Rick's hike to the top of Mt. Fuji!!