can you see lucy's losing it in this picture?^
she hated that car seat more than her regular car seat...and that's saying a lot.
cutest little shiba!!!
Last week Duke had a short det (dettachment) up at Yokota Air Base, which is about an hour outside of Tokyo. He had a few free days while he was up there so we decided Lucy and I should try to take a military flight up and hang out on his days off. We ended up flying to Tokyo commercially (after waiting seven hours for a military flight that ended up being cancelled, ugh), but we caught a flight back on a c130. I've never tagged along with him on work stuff and it was really fun! I'd been to Tokyo a couple times but never outside the city really. It is so beautiful!
Friday we rented a car and headed down to Mt. Fuji area. It was overcast and definitely on the cooler side up in the mountains. I hadn't packed a single jacket for Lucy or myself, so we had Lucy in her pjs the whole day haha. It was SUCH a nice break from the oppressive humidity of Okinawa. We went to a place called Mt Kachi Kachi ropeway and rode a little ways up in cable cars. There was this beautiful view of Fuji! We hiked a bit further up the mountain just for fun and then hiked the whole way down. Did I say how BEAUTIFUL it was?! I haven't been out hiking in the mountains like this in such a long time. Duke and I are already talking about going back up there and doing some more hiking one of these days.
I was a little disappointed because there was a beautiful flower festival for pink phlox moss that ended May 31 and they didn't allow entry after that day. We missed it by 4 days! But it looks like this: (SO PRETTY RIGHT?!)