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23 October 2005 @ 07:12 pm
As promised, a few pictures of Mark's trip to Japan. :)  
I wish I could post them all, but he took over 350 pictures. I just had to choose a few of the ones I liked best (and most of them had to do with food and eating! - You could totally tell what was the highlight of this trip for him) :)

Mark helped a little with the names of the locations for the captions and I apologize if I've spelled anything wrong (as I've said before, I'm a poor excuse for a Japanese person) ;) I hope you enjoy these. :)

Japan through the eyes of my hubby! :)


My sister-in-law Julie, my mother-in-law, and Mark in front of the Okurayama Ski Jump in Sapporo.


Here's Mark standing next to a big "ageimo" which was battered deep fried potato on a stick.
He really enjoyed it and said it tasted just like an andagi. :)


They went apple picking in Soubetsu! :)
Here's Mark pretending to pick apples (he's not a big fan of them so he's only acting here.) ;)


Here's Mark, Julie, his Mom, and his Dad wearing their yukatas for a nice dinner in Noboribetsu. :)


Mark at the sulfer field in Noboribetsu.
The one thing he said he was thankful for here was his missing sense of smell. ;)


Ah! Here's Mark eating the squid ink ice cream at the Asaichi Market in Hakodate.
Blech! :P The surprising thing was that he actually liked it. Blah!


Catching the train from Hakodate to Aomori.
Mark was feeling a little under the weather that day and he said it was a LONG trip! :P


This looked like a lot of fun!!
Here's Mark making his own senbei (Japanese tea cookie) in the Morioka Handi-works Square.


Mark's Mom and Julie in front of another sulfer spring in Kusatsu.


Here's Julie buying arare that was freshly fried and dipped in shoyu.
YUM! I would've really gone for that if I was there!


Here's a nice picture of the famous lantern in the shrine in Asakusa.


And finally, Mark and his parents outside of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
 
 
 
Rachelreelcowgirl on October 24th, 2005 05:56 am (UTC)
Those are amazing pictures! I'm so glad, because Mark looks like he had a great time. I would really love to visit Japan one day. My roommate came back from a Japan trip a few weeks ago, and she loved every minute of it. She's got a lot of great pictures like these ones in our room now. :)
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:06 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rachel! :) Mark had a great time in Japan! I think what he liked best was all the exotic eating they did, though! :) Glad your roommate enjoyed herself there - I really need to go back, it's been almost 20 years since I've been there. :P
Care: smile by mecareleswhisper on October 24th, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
Those pictures are wonderful. It looks like he had a very good time. :) Thanks for sharing. :D
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
He had a great time. :) I'm really glad he was able to get the chance to go.
karmastyxkarmastyx on October 24th, 2005 09:31 am (UTC)
Great pictures. It looks like he had a great time.
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:08 am (UTC)
He did and I'm so glad!! It was great for him too because he's never been there before so it was all really exciting and new for him. :)
Sabine: Micki's placesabine10 on October 24th, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
That are wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing them. And I'm glad, it looks like that Mark had a very nice time. :)

Big *hugs* to you, Sheri.
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that he enjoyed himself so much on this trip. :) I hope one day we'll both be able to travel there. :)

Thanks for your sweet comment, Sabine. Hope your week is going well. Big *HUGS* to you! :)
defygravity73 on October 24th, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Squid ink ice cream? Oh, my!

Thanks for sharing the photos! I noticed that the two that made me think "pretty" were of sulpher springs. I guess they're so pretty to make up for the smell? LOL!
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
Haha! I know! EW!!! That was my first thought too when he mentioned squid ink ice cream. :P

I thought the springs were pretty too! :D And for the first time Mark was so thankful that he was born without a sense of smell. ;)
whiningprincess on October 24th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
Wow - awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Are Mark and his sister twins? If not, they really look alike!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, Angie! :) And Julie is two years younger than Mark, but you're right - they look SO similar! I told that to Mark and he didn't think so, but I sure do!
ajayne on October 24th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
Great photos! It really looks like Mark enjoyed himself!
Sheri: Mark & Sheri 1999shutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:14 am (UTC)
Awww thanks, Andrea! And I'm so happy Mark had such a nice time - especially since it was his first trip to Japan. :D
karen: east village opera companywakedistracted on October 25th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC)
What great pictures! Thanks for posting them, Sheri! I'm glad Mark seems to have had a great time. :)
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 25th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, Karen! And I'm so glad Mark had such a nice time on his trip. :) Hopefully next time we'll be able to go to Japan together. :D
the36thchamber on October 26th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)
I'm lovin it, I know I'm late onthis one but thanks for sharing, I was SO waiting for these... looks like he had a lot of fun! and the ice cream looks good if you ask me...lol thanks to the both of you :)
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on October 26th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment, Doug! :) And the ice cream does look good, but I'm not sure if I'd be daring enough to try it. :)
the36thchamber on October 27th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
Ya see, I'm a true fat man....lol I'll eat anything... it is funny though, a lot of people frown on me for eating sushi, SUSHI!!! it's awsome stuff, how can they frown on me for it... oh well.