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What do you get when you cross early morning Facebook posts with the flexibility of summer? An awesome, spur of the moment outing! Early this morning I was checking in on Facebook to see what all happened back home while I was sleeping, and I saw a local friend post about what she was going to do today. Needless to say, the kids and I were luck enough to tag along.
A short 20 minute drive down the interstate took us to a French ...
... on their lunch hour, in suits, dresses and heels hiking up a mountain to see a shrine is quite an experience. It is amazing how different our countries are. Japanese people move all the time, even hiking in suits and we complain about having to walk to the fridge!!! It opens your eyes to how lazy we have become. Finally, today was the day that most of the students finally broke. They got to the complaining point of ...
... red gate...
Then we made our way to the big Buddha!
It was such an amazing sight to behold. I am truly honored to have even been standing there today. To have had the opportunity to take cheesy photographs.
In front of the Buddha there is an incense lighting and people had put food offerings in front of the statue.
Afterwards we spent more time in the shops and I tried sweet potato and green tea ice cream. Not too bad tasting as ...
... a beach of fine, dark (volcanic?) sand and although it was too cool and windy to go for a dip, we did have a stroll along it and did a bit of beachcombing while watching the kites (avian variety) wheel overhead, competing with the crows for anything worth scavenging. I counted ten kites over us at one point but they were moving fast in the stiff breeze and it was difficult to get any decent photos.
We were both very tired and aching after ...
... how houses and buildings here are similar and different. From there we transferred onto an old train line that runs some old and new cars. Sadly we were on a modern one but I took a photo of one of the others. We took this out the coast and go off for some exploring. We hiked up to the famous Kamakura Buddha. Apparently it was originally in a temple building but the building was continually destroyed by tsunamis and such over the years and they finally decided to leave it outside. It ...
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