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... day! I really REALLY wanted to see a bear on our trail. There were warning signs about the bears as we were ascending the mountains. We learned later on that people wear bells to scare away the bears, and lots of the climbers had bells so my dream of hugging a mountain bear were crushed. haha. I got to take pictures with stuffed bears though, so I guess that will suffice for now. Leaving the Mountain we were DEAD tired and ready for the next Japanese experience- the ...
... br> 3rd juggling
4th Origami folding of warrior hat
5th demonstration of Kendell (judo Kendell/stick fighting like fencing) We were allowed to hit a child on the head with the stick. He had a hamlet on. I swear. I felt guilty. (when I get home to the states I will post pictures).
Then back to school for a little break. we then presented to a small class and then they showed us jump rope. I did not realize ...
... in the game if as a defender you get someone else out.
After PE we went to calligraphy class hosted by the PE teacher (he wants to come to Clearwater in January, he has been to the US many times) He gave us an option of words to try. We both picked dream. It was a *******e to do. I'm still working on the right way to hold the brush. He let us keep the examples of the different characters he drew for us. We also got a present of our ...
... hot, humid and cranky day for us we asked to stop at McDonald's. It was delicious: 2 cheeseburgers fries and Oreo flurry. I ate the first burger so fast I got hiccups. I took a shower as soon as I got home so that I felt human again.
At dinner my host said "Because it is so hot and for our health we have beer tonight with dinner." My kind of lady and just what I needed.
... didn't have to pay. This activity reminded me of "Painting with a Twist" Same flowers but everyone looked different.
Today was the festival day in Japan and nothing was done at the school. Today's festival other schools have been preparing for. Apparently there is a couple that comes to see each other on this day, they travel from far distances and only see each other once a year. I would not be in that relationship.