Yesterday  was a really fun day. I went on a day trip with the Aoki family and my roommate Mary. The town we went to is called Tsumago – it had lots of very old buildings from the Edo period and lovely shops. It was so cool!

We all had soba for lunch – the top one has cold soba noodles with mountain vegetables, the bottom left one is hot  soba with various types of mushrooms, and the bottom right one is hot plain soba.

The Aokis

Mio, Mary, and I

Mary and I

Funny shot – he really loves his hat! (I have no idea who this kid is, by the way)

One of the old shops

Another shop…see the sponge cucumber hanging from the top?

Mary, Miku, and I

Baby Shoto, Mio, and I

So cute!