March 12

Nancy arrived around 10:30, and Jill and Nancy’s aunt arrived around 11:30. We had a lunch and sat around and chatted until about 3, then walked dear old aunty to the station and continued on for a walk along the river to Chuo Coen and a stop at the playground. The girls had fun, but it was super cold, so us poor adults wanted to keep walking.

We passed some early blooming cherries on our way to the park.

On the way back, I finally convinced Miwa to stand on my shoulders. She took to it like a fish to water and I had a hard time getting her to get off again.

Of course, Ru had to have a go too.