On Tuesday we planned a bike ride but cut it short due to routing issues, but we did see our first cherry blossom photo of this season.
When we crossed one of the river bridge this picture shows the method to redo the rock work on the side, they literally block the river out while it is in progress.
Here I am on the bridge with more Cherry trees in the distance.
A beautiful flower planting in the city.
Wednesday was Japanese class and English class. In addition we had been invited to a Hanamirutaikai. Here we are by the poster they made for the party.
It was on the 5th floor, and took this picture of the cherry trees.
On Thursday it was transfer day and we did a lot of transportation including finding one lost elder who got off the bus to soon. The road to the local bus stop is lined with cherry trees and beautiful.
Friday was a red letter day, first we went to a local outdoor track and continued our Couch to 5K training program. Another runner, asked if wanted to have our picture taken together in front of the Cherry Trees, and here it is.
And here we are getting ready to start to run.
, our son from California visited us. Here he is at the airport with me.
Saturday was our visit to the Kumamoto Castle with Lynn, sadly it rained all day but us and a zillion others still braved it to see the Sakara Festival. I love this close up shot of the blossoms.
And Lynn by with the main and secondary tower of the castle in the background.
Lynn with Harry Poppins.
Look at all the people out in the rain.
I had to take this picture fast before they saw me outside.
These two won't let us out.
In the main palace there was traditional music.
We finished out day by going out to eat ShabuShabu at MK resturant. Here is the meat.
Then the veggies,
Put them in the broth pot,
Boil and eat.
All in all a fun day even though it rained a lot.