As we were entering Nihonji Garytt tugged on my shirt and said, "Momma, it's Ryan!" I turned around and, yes, it was his friend from karate, Ryan and about 50 other teenagers from Yokosuka Middle School. Oh, yay, a field trip! Oy...we tried to get out ahead of them, but wow were they loud. So, when we got to the Jigoku Nozoki, "View of Hell", we held up for several minutes to allow the mass of laughing and running teenagers to get ahead of us. As we were waiting, I was texting a girlfriend and she said, oh, Sierra is there today on a field trip. Sure enough, she was!! We were all ecstatic to see sweet Sierra on this mountain across the bay!!
As we were walking through the flowers Boy spotted ducks in the pond. All of a sudden they all made a mass exit from the pond. And, as a massive group, made their way toward a little shed. What was going on? We just stood there and watched the cute guys quacking and walking and obviously waiting for something.
While we waited for the sun to set, after we had a quick look around at the displays, the kids had a blast running and rolling up and down the hills as the older Japanese folks smiled at their silliness.