Tokyo Thanksgiving Trip – Day 8 Part 3 & Day 9

The final days.

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Time sure flies when you’re having fun

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The night before we left Aiden didn’t sleep until past midnight

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We were busy packing and he didn’t want to sleep first.

Even after we turned off the lights, he did not want to sleep.

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He wanted to cuddle with us in bed.

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But we still put him back in his crib

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The food here may not be as good as it was in Kyoto and Osaka

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But the fun times and memories in Tokyo definitely surpasses the last time we were in Japan.

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This is definitely the best (family) trip ever.

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Every time we go on vacation he learns so much, grows so much.

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We can’t wait to be back.

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We definitely have Japan in sight for our next international trip.

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This is definitely a trip to be thankful for.

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It happened at the right time with the yen so low.DSC01899

Right now it’s about 115-119, when we went back in 2010 it was around 80 yen to $1.

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Perfect time to enjoy eating, shopping and just hanging out in Tokyo.

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Aiden would have so much fun even if we went to the Tokyo station to hang out.

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He loves it here just as much as we do!

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No not even the weather can get us down.

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Not even his tantrums spoiled the trip.

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It was a great time to show him how to be respectful and have discipline

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Some things he took very well, others are a work in progress

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And even though I thought Aiden was the brattiest kid in Japan, I think he brought some smiles to people over there.

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One time in the train, an older man played with Aiden “sticking out his tongue”

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I think Aiden brings some playfulness to such a disciplined place.

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Many times elderly people would try to play with him.

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Even when he was in time out, a japanese man went passed us saying something I don’t understand and smiling at the same time.

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Another interesting thing from the trip was someone even tried to interview me in the rain.

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So thankful for this trip

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For the 3 of us to see the world together.

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We also got to see the wonderful, exciting things through the eyes of a little one, (mostly obvious things) like there are so many bicycles in Tokyo and it’s interesting how they will yell out things in the restaurant like su mi ma sen.

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When we were shopping and I was trying on clothes, Aiden would even tell me if he thought the item looked cool.  He would also say “Nice!” So cute.

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We actually saw this ramen stand on the last night before going back to the hotel, but  Bypassed it quickly with the rain and all.

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It’s finally time to check out.

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We are dressed to relax on the plane.

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Time for some rare family pics by a family of Chinese at the hotel.

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Before we leave we are back to 美登利.

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Their delicious salad with the crab guts

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This time I ordered the meal with “less value”

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But I think it’s better because they didn’t have sushi that I didn’t like.

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But I don’t like their rice.

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But that’s most sushi places in Tokyo.

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We were able to stay in Japan a few more hours,but not by choice.  We were stuck on the plane for a few hours before takeoff.  Boarding was orginally at 6:30 pm but we didn’t take off until 11:30 pm.  This is going to be a tough recovery from jet lag!