Sunday, March 28, 2010

My Last Night In Japan

Well, the sad day has come.  Tonight is my last night in Japan.  We were good this week and actually went to church instead of sight-seeing.  I was glad we do for a couple of reasons.  I got to say good-bye to my friends Shari & Kate.  I also got to see a few of our ward members.  Brother Carter, one of our bishopric members was here for a short time, was there along with Brother Wilson & Brother & Sister Martin and their kids.  Brother Wilson & Brother & Sister Martin still have a while to hang out in Japan.  Everyone is here basically for the same reason.  It was a lot of fun to see some more familiar faces!  It's kind of funny that I could be in a strange branch in Japan and have so many familiar people from 2 different wards in Washington.

Another reason I was more than happy was it was freezing!  It wasn't raining (for which I was grateful), but it was still cold and windy.  When you are wearing a skirt, not so much fun!  Especially when we walk everywhere and I did not bring my winter coat!  Brrrrr!

Last night we had quite the entertaining evening in our motel room.  We were just hanging out watching a movie and all of a suddan our stinky smoker neighbors started yelling at each other.  It was quite exciting, if not a bit white trashy.  Tom was at the door looking through the spy hole trying to see if anything was going on in the hallway.  Tom eventually called the front desk and they said we were the 2nd people to call and they had already sent someone up.  This whole episode lasted for about 5 minutes or so.  Very entertaining, if nothing less!  The joys of motel living!

Now, most of my bags are packed and I will head to the naval base tomorrow morning to hopefully catch the bus to the airport.  If that doesn't work out we have a back-up plan, but there shouldn't be a problem with the bus!  It all depends on how many people sign up vs. how many seats are available.  But good for me, I am priority 2 our of 6 so I have a pretty good chance even if they are booked full!

Tom won't be home for about 3 1/2 weeks.  Sad for me!!!  But I'll still have Jakey to keep me company until then and lots to do to catch-up on at home.  I also have some vacation weight to loose.  I guess my vacation is over! 


Janssen said...

I'm amazed how nice it always is to be home, though, with all your stuff. Too bad you have a few weeks without Tom. Have a safe trip!

Tina said...

How fun to see people you know on the other side of the world. Sounds like it's been a fun trip. Welcome home!

Packrat said...

Safe travels. Jake will be happy to see you, and I'm sure you are anxious to get him back home.

Ashley and Dave said...

Wow! That trip was fast! Glad to be able to talk to you again soon!

Tara said...

Funny! I talked to you before I read your last post in Japan. I did such a good job of posting your experiences while away that it hardly seemed like you were gone.