Japan Hiking Adventures
Hello, Friends! How is your week going? I woke up earlier this morning and decided on hit the gym since I missed it yesterday. I made the boys breakfast and left while they were still in bed. I left with a tear in my eye honestly. It was the first morning I was not going to be there to when Mason woke up. I know he will enjoy his time with his daddy so much and I love for them to have their bonding time.
Luckily DC is getting a few extra days off this week so we took advantage of the weekend off time to get out and do a little sightseeings. Traveling here on the weekend can be crazy! The crowds and traffic make a 10-15 miles trip an hour or two. We woke up to a not so rainy day so we decided to take advantage of this drier day in the raining season and get in the outdoors. After some researching and getting some advice from others, we decide on a hiking trail and headed off.
Hiking Adventures in Japan
Parvin’s are ready to hike!
I had to watch a google video to figure out how to wear the carrier with Mason on my back. I have always worn him on the front.
The hike started off with a ride to the top. Mason wasn’t too sure about it at first but quickly warmed up.
Here we go! He did so good!
Our first stop was a little nature museum.
Mason quickly spotted the birds.
Then a squirrel caught his eye.
I think he was calling this fox a dog. I guess he was happy the ‘dog’ could not protest about his tail being pulled.
Showing momma the bird.
After the museum, we resumed our hiking and the hikes were no joke!
I will be paying for leg day plus carrying Mason up a bunch of these ‘hills’.
Then we made it to the top and to the shrine. Once we go to the top we took a little break, ate snacks, and let Mason play. They had a few shops and restaurants but they were mostly all closed. Luckily I had a bunch of Larabars, jerky, and nuts packed just incase.
Making our way back down the mountain.
Mason was too tired watch out the window on the ride back down.
On the way home the GPS took us through a little ‘short cut’. I have a love/hate relationship with the GPS here. It is a necessity, to say the least, but it can take you through some of the tiniest roads! Yes, this is a two-lane road and not uncommon in Japan. The rule is the largest vehicle has the right of way.
Once we arrived home we were ready to eat. While D got Mason a bath and distracted him I cooked us an earlier dinner.
Pork chops, fresh corn, pan fried squash and okra, with a big salad!
After dinner, we played but Mason did not last too long before he was done for the night.
Now I am watching The Crown and going to bed early myself.
Have a great day!
Questions: Do you like to go hiking? Have you driven in a foreign country? Fried squash and okra…yes or no?