Ron and I are packing our bags and getting ready to fly to Japan this Thursday, Sept. 20. We shall arrive at Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan on Friday, Sept. 21. From there we shall take the high speed train (shinkansen) to Osaka where we shall visit with our interpreter and friend Noriko Utsunomiya, and stay with a very special couple, Michiko and Kouta Kuribayashi. Then, on to Nagoya to begin my teaching tour, visiting Osaka, Kyoto, and Kichikjoji before ending our trip with an extended stay in Kyoto. While there we will be tour guides for our cousins from New York! After returning home on Oct. 23 I shall add photos of our Japan trip to this blog site. I will also have more time to add more photos from our wonderful Gran in the Midwest! If you would like to keep in touch with me, just add your comments to this blog site. I will try to check it out in Japan when we are near an internet cafe.