Monday, December 5, 2011

Day 18 – One Last…

            Today was the day.  Tavin and I were finally going home, but our flight didn’t  leave until the afternoon.  So we went to Don Quixote. 

It is Target meets Spencer Gifts meets TJ Maxx meets Wal*Mart.  It is open 24 hours a day, and has a giant fish by the front door.

This is where one goes to find concentrated and complete whimsical goofiness with a strain of 13 year old humor. 
dog hats

spare paws

scary cheap beauty products

in case your new phone makes you miss that
"when phones had cords" feeling

It's a wrist rest.  Really!

              Well, after that we had time for one more bite of luxurious Japanese ice cream (adzuki bean, sesame and green tea).  And to end things right we were able to order our very last food by using the actual Japanese words, instead of just pointing at the pictures.

            As we left Tokyo, we got one more look at the model of the Eiffel tower, and Tokyo Disney.  And Tokyo as it will never be again.  We arrived home February 6, 2011.  The 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit on March 11, just four weeks later.  Fortunately Keiko-san and her friends and family in Kamakura were around the corner from the tsunami, and were spared the worst.
            As we look back on this amazing trip we are so glad we went.  It reminded me to never stop having adventures, and to find Joy in the people and places I find myself around, for I never know what tomorrow will bring. 

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