Yes, we have another minivan. This is our 1994 Toyota Lucida, aka the Green Goblin. It's great... for a minivan. ;-) It has a sunroof, a moon roof, captains chairs that spin all the way around, sonar on the bumpers so you don't hit anything while you are parking, it is sea foam green... Best of all, the ac and heat work. That is our tower in the background. If you look very closely, two balconies above the roof of the van, you can see Megan sitting on our balcony in a pink shirt and yellow pants! (You may have to click on the picture and enlarge it to see her.) PS - Minivans are tangible evidence of evil.
Maddie loves to be outside. She knows how to open the doors that lead to our balcony, last night, she just sat in her little pooh chair and watched the world below....she's such an old person sometimes.
Okay.... so we really didn't crash it... We visited a temple in Kamakura and it just so happened that there was a wedding there in public at the temple. Isn't she a beautiful bride?!! While we were watching the wedding, several Japanese people who were also watching began to crowd around the girls and asked to take pictures of Megan and Maddie, our little models. They could sooo easily be models here. We walked around Kamakura, took pictures, tasted Japanese fare from street vendors, had our first ice cream here, and just had a really relaxing and enjoyable day being tourists. It is so neat to feel like you are on vacation and be tourists everywhere you go!!
PS - I'm able to upload pics again. Did you notice?! So, you'll be seeing a lot more of us and Japan soon!!!
PPS - Paul was with us. Really... He was just having fun with our new camera - we love it. We had to get a new one because our last one was run over by a taxi!! Ooops!
Ok, so for some reason, I'm not able to upload pictures to the blog....it's been that way for some weeks now. If it continues, I'll search for a new way to get pics to people. We've been doing great. Paul enjoys his new job so far, he's really important, doing a really big job...I'm not sure what it is, but it's great! I know he likes the people he is working with. Megan started school a couple of weeks ago, she loves her teacher and has a new friend. I think she gets shy like me, and is slow to make friends, she'll get there. We've been exploring the surrounding area, we went back to Kamakura today, it was so neat, we could spend all weekend there, a lot of little shops and restaurants. We went to a shrine and saw a Japanese wedding that was sooo neat. While we where there, Cricket got her picture taken by about 5 or 6 different people, we where the only white people around. It was a bit weird, but not as much as you would think. Everyone was really nice, we had a great time and plan on going back soon.