Sunday, November 4, 2012
quilt time vs family time
Ken has not been back to Japan for 16 years and this is the first trip for Zia. We have so many things to do and see.
A new camera came with them, a birthday gift from another daughter and son. I still have to figure out how to transfer those pictures to my computer before you can see them.
We spent a few hours on Friday checking out the birds at the Meiji shrine. Then, on Saturday, joined by Norie and Leia, we set out to an Owl park at the foot of Mt. Fuji.
It was a National holiday, the birthday of Emperor Meiji, and traffic was in creep mode. Ken figured out how to use the GPS navigator on my cell phone and at least we did not waste time getting lost.
The park contained about 30+ species of owls. Interestingly, only one Japanese variety. There was an indoor greenhouse with thousands of gardenias and open areas where birds were brought for holding and shows. There was a section of tropical birds, penguins, and an outdoor area with swans and ducks and emu.
Although it had been cloudy on the drive to the park, we pulled out of the parking spot into a glorious view of Mt. Fuji. Luckily, there was a place to park and enjoy the view without a background of buildings and power wires
Well, there were a lot of cars .....
And Sunday afternoon we stopped off at Hamarikyu, the old gardens of the Tokugawa Shogun and the only tidewater ponds remaining in Tokyo.
We went in search of birds and did find some.
Now, all I have to do is figure out how to download the pictures to my computer.
I hope your weekend was as much fun as mine.