Thursday, August 4, 2011

Okay, So I Lied...

THIS, my friends, is the LAST of the Japanese Kit Kat posts! A nice little send-off and perfect finale to the series from Narita airport:

We're officially back in the land of only two Kit Kat flavors, and are loving every sleep-deprived minute of it!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Departing: 2:25pm on United flight 9724, Sapporo Chitose Airport, Japan
Arriving: 7:35pm on United flight 826, Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, USA
Remembering: the end of one adventure is the beginning of a new one.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Last Night in Japan

We took a break from all of our last-minute packing (which, incidentally, is ALL of our packing) to head out for one-last night in our neighborhood before hoping on the big bird back to the States tomorrow.

First stop, sushi at our FAVORITE restaurant, Nagoyaka-te:

This conveyor-belt style sushi restaurant is just down the street from us and has lent itself to our weekly visits over the past three years. In return, we gained a bit of "regular status," being the only foreigners in the neighborhood and all. It's good to head to a place where everyone knows your face...and feeds you some freakin' awesome sushi:

Afterwards, it was to our grocery store to stock up on Japanese snacks and sake...

And to say good-bye to our number one fan, occasional karaoke partner, and store clerk, Mr. Ikeda:

And we had to bid adieu to one thing that we DEFINITELY WON'T miss: expensive beer! Here, you can see a 20-pack of regular Sapporo lager for over $60! Scandalous!

As much as we're going to miss this place, it sure does feel good to be heading State-side tomorrow to get our fill of family and friends! Enough with this to the ritualistic stuffing of clothes and goods! Wish us luck!