clouds...

clouds...

somewhere...

somewhere...

neighbor boy and his grandma's homemade pie

neighbor boy and his grandma's homemade pie

Aug.. 13, 14 and 15 is O-BON in Japan. It is a festival for the dead, with family reuniouns and visits to graves and BON dancing around taiko drums and traditional music…

Local Nagasaki people stay out of the ocean (and even pools) because the gates to and from hell are open (for the visiting spirits) in the water…so even though today will be hot and sunny and EVERYONE is on vacation…the beaches won’t be very crowded…

photos galore…..

happy birthday to me!!!

happy birthday to me!!!

four cousins

four cousins

everybody

everybody


kayla and grandma

kayla and grandma

long over due update

me and 2 kids, 2 parents...vancouver airport.

me and 2 kids, 2 parents...vancouver airport.

spent three weeks hanging out with family and now we are back safely in Nagasaki.

Seems that while we were gone, we missed typhoons and earthquakes that didn’t have any affect on Nagasaki or our flight from Vancouver B.C.to Narita airport (Tokyo…)

We are back, suffering from the humidity and lingering jet-lag… but otherwise enjoying getting back to our lives and hanging out with “the man” who has the whole week off.