So, here are some pics of our wonderful trip to Kyoto and Nara. They were supposed to be on the last blog, but it was late and I didn’t have them synced to my computer yet.
The wonderful couple we stayed with (our airplane friend’s parents). Here we are at Daigoji, a place they’d never been either, in front of a gate where you “docked your horse”.
Rosalyn’s first ice cream, “sakura flavored”. I’m not sure how accurate the flavor is, but Rosalyn loved it and seemed to think it was hers instead of us sharing with her.
Our hosts made okonomiyaki for us, which had some bacon, lots of cabbage and batter. Think of it as a savory (as compared to sweet) dinner pancake.
We even had dinner with their friends! They’re amazing cooks as well and we had a great time using Japanese all night and being in a total Japanese setting. So much of what we do is bilingual, so this was a really great opportunity for us.
We went to a stunning location called Kiyomizudera, along with everyone else in Japan, it seems. They do a special light up of the spot at night. We climbed a mountain to get here (literally), and with a 20 pound baby sack hanging off you, I was a bit out of breath by the end of it. But the view was worth it! I would love to see it some day converted into a place to offer worship to the true God Jesus!
Sometimes, I do feel like we’re standing on opposite sides of an issue, haha! No, we actually were in a shopping mall and there marked the border between the two prefectures.