Sunday, September 18, 2011

September in Sapporo

Addyson and I went on our last "regular" season road trip last week. Depending on playoffs, we may go again, but we are staying in Sapporo until then! The season is finally winding down. It's gone by fast, but then again it feels like we've been away from home FOREVER. So ready to get back to our friends and families! We flew to Sendai, where the tsunami hit after the earthquake in March, first. WOW. The devastation is unbelievable. I tried to take some pictures, but we were on a bus, so they didn't turn out. But, pictures wouldn't even begin to tell the story. So incredibly sad. We saw people in fields working, trying to get their crops ready to grow again. Please pray for these people...they lost everything it looked like. Sad, sad.

On a lighter note, we got to go to an Anpanman museum that wasn't far from our hotel in Sendai. Anpanman is one of the most popular cartoon characters in Japan. We've never seen the show and if we had, we wouldn't know what they were saying. One of the other American players families just got here, so it was a girls trip! Addyson and Teagan had so much fun!

After a few games in Sendai, we took the bullet train to Tokyo. We had an off day, so we got to spend the whole day with Micah. Those are rare around here! Poor thing asks every morning when she wakes up if Daddy is home or not. We know this won't last forever, so we are loving it now! They just opened up an indoor play area right next to the Tokyo Dome Hotel, where we stay, so we went there for a little while on the off day. It was the neatest play area we've been to since we've been in Japan. Texas needs to take note! So nice and so clean! Of course you have to take your shoes off when you a lot of places here. So when you have to go to the bathroom, they provide slippers by the door to slip on so you don't go in there barefoot. Can you imagine this in America? It would NEVER fly! Addyson had a ball playing with her daddy. We had lunch at Hard Rock and dinner at the Sizzler, so the day was PERFECT!

For some reason it isn't letting me upload photos, so I will try and upload some in another post! SORRY!