Sunday, May 11, 2008

Japan Or Bust!

We are headed to the airport in a few hours, so let's just say,"Sayonara" until we return in almost 2 weeks. But before we go...


And back to Japan - we had a major success in the big deal side trip we're taking to Tsu. If you are Mom or Laura, go to sleep. Otherwise, read on:

Matt's great-aunt Tyke, aka Sister Margaret Hayes, lived in a convent in Tsu, Japan. She died in 1971 and is buried there. We have spoken with one of her sisters (still the principal of the school, 37 years later!), Sister Madeline, and will be visiting the convent and school to look around. We are going there on the 15th, and it's a surprise for Mom and Laura, not because they're related, but because we thought it would be a fun surprise.

We are also going to try to meet up with one or two other people we know along the way, between Tokyo, Kyoto, Tsu, Hiroshima, and Himeji, and who knows where else the shinkansen will take us?

We'll talk soon - Love, M, P, and G