At this point we decided we needed to get some food in our bellies. We did a little search for a place to eat. We found a building with food on each floor. We found a place we liked on the 5th floor (there was a picture gallery on the first floor for us to make a lunch choice). All seven of us hopped on the elevator and when the doors opened on the fifth floor we found the exit blocked off. Hmm...must be closed. Ok, we saw something on the 7th floor, so we punched that number in next. Also gated off. Gee...back to the 1st floor we go. Regroup. We decided we would try the open restaurant that was right there on the first floor. We were escorted to our table, and we all took off our shoes and sat down. After looking over the menus we settled on a few choices. Sashimi, tomatoes and mozzarella, pizza, fried crispy chicken (one for each of my kids), and a fried plate (for me and the kids), and a fried oyster set.
When the kids' chicken plates arrived (oh, quick note...the menus were in Japanese so I ended up using my phone's translate app to figure out what everything was)...so, the kids' fried crispy chicken plates arrived and I thought, "Hm...those are very tiny pieces of chicken." I pick up one of the pieces from Boy's plate and taste it. Uh oh...it's fried cartilage. I wonder how this will go over. Garytt ended up eating half of his plate while Mackenzie ate about three pieces before saying, "This is hard to chew." It was at this point that Garytt thought the chicken wasn't good anymore. At least he got through half of it. So, the kids finished off my fried plate. Meaning...they ate everything but the four small pieces of fish, those were left for me.
From here we jumped on the train at Asakusa Station and made our way to Shinjuku Station. For some reason Boy was pouting about something. Kacee and all the kids sat on the opposite side of the train from me. When Garytt sat down and started pouting the man next to me kept laughing at him and saying, "Aww". Garytt saw the man looking at him and laughed, which totally ruined whatever pouting session he was trying to display. So, he pulled his hat down and pouted in seclusion. On the right, this is how Emelie likes to ride the train...upside down. I bet it offers a pretty interesting view!
A picture of the boys waiting on the moms to figure out which way to go for the surprise in Shinjuku
So, another part of our excursion today was getting pictures of Flat Stanley for a friend of Jeffrey and Kacee's back in the States. At Asakusa we stuck him in a Sakura tree so he could be in front of Sky Tree and the pagoda at Sensoji.
When we put him in the tree in Shinjuku so he could get a picture with Gojira he turned into a huge sensation! People were lining up to take pictures of him with Godzilla!