It actually turned out to be a pretty awesome day! I visited a school that I really enjoy. The classes are really small and the kids are a lot of fun. This afternoon, they were doing some preparation for their school festival. I was able to watch them practice their dance, which was totally cool. I also got to help them make decorations for the 3rd year classroom...cough, cough. Those of you who know my amazing artistic abilities can pity the school. I almost missed the ferry coming home - they were just about to wheel away the gangplank (??) thing when I came flying through the doors of the terminal. I would have hated to miss the ferry...not because it was merely the last ferry home today, but because it was my favorite ferry! This ferry is totally lux! It has comfy SEATS and gorgeous decorations. Plus, it doesn't stink! I happily ensconced myself in a seat and prepared to enjoy the journey home with my new toy - an iPod touch. I bought it to study Japanese, yet somehow I find myself playing the Oregon Trail, Lemonade Tycoon, or Tap Tap Revenge quite a bit. Oops. You can also get several free books to read! Oh, and you can track your calories, use the thing as a flashlight, do crossword puzzles, or keep track of your grocery list.
Anyhoo, I was just going to run out and take a quick picture of Rishirifuji and then be done with pictures. I was looking forward to the Oregon Trail and relaxing in the warm cabin. This plan worked well for about 5 minutes.
None of these pictures even begin to do justice to tonight's sunset. It. was. incredible.
Wish you were here!