So- I've got the last batch of pics from when my parents were in town that need blogging!
we spent three days in tokyo exploring parts of town we hadn't seen before! sometimes I get so anxious thinking about all of the things I need to see and do here. There is SO MUCH. ahhhhh!
Staying at the New Sanno (military hotel) is wonderful. so inexpensive and so easy! plus they have the BEST pool and a great place to get souvenirs.
here's metta hanging out in the pool.
and mack hanging out poolside with gramps. it was pretty fabulous having a 1:1 ratio of children to adults. I need a nanny,
and everybody eating cereal in the coffee cups.
Our first day downtown- it rained and was cold! we checked out Meiji Shrine and harajuku street and the Roppongi hills neighborhood, I didn't get many pics because I was wearing mack most of the day and it was so wer!
everything here also seemed to be very large! these tori gates are the first I've seen in this natural wood. Most are red.
Our next day was dry and lovely. we took the train out to Odaiba- a man made island in Tokyo Bay. There are museums and malls and Lego land! the boys were super excited about lego land! and we lucked out to have the place almost emtirely to ourselves! It's all indoors and has only 3 rides- but the kids were so so happy.
tokyo made out of legos is pretty amazing! Here's Shibuya square!
nothing better than a giant pit of legos.
eating some of the world's best food from the best french bakery near the hotel.
we also visited the Asakusa Shrine. It's one of the largest and oldest in Japan. and it's ALWAYS crazy and crowded!!
I love the smell of burning incense,
these japanese people LOVED metta. they hugged her and took pictures and ooed and ahhed.
this street is lined with souvenir shops and fabulous food!
our last day with nannie annie and gramps was sad news. metta cried when they drove away on the shuttle! I'm so glad they could come and visit! and I'm so happy they said they'll be back soon!