my goodness- I'm a few weeks behind! I'll do my best to catch up this week! My parents left today - but kent still has a couple of days of paternity left and then we have the four days off for Thanksgiving! hopefully we'll have some nice time to just sit and relax. and blog.
two weeks ago- we went up into our favorite mountains to catch the fall colors! fall here is different than back home (utah or ohio). it lasts longer and is stretched out for months. the trees all seem to peak at different times- so while the colors may not be as widespread or vibrant- we get to enjoy them for a looooong time! and autumn is my very favorite season- so I love it.
We went to white cloud mountain and did a great hike dotted with shrines! it was AMAZING. we had the perfect weather and the views were gorgeous.
we drove up and up and suddenly came to a mountain covered in beautiful buildings.
it really was such a stunning sight,
Ike had three purple spots on his forehead from a stamp at school and the Japanese all over the mountain were intrigued by them! everybody stopped and pointed and giggled. Ike is a weirdo!
it's a fairly small lookout on top- and the tairway upa dn down is spiral and narrow! I don't think there's a limit of people allowed in the statue because once we got to the top- ten more people piled onto the platform and squished us tight! it was fun :)
mr mack finally woke up for a bite to eat- and then crashed again when we drove home!