Back to my fam in Japan photos...now up...NARA!!!
Lucky for us, we had three days in Kyoto and could take one whole afternoon to check out Nara Park, a place none of us had been before!
We took the NARA-line from Inari station all the way (40min) which made for a perfect nap time :)
We picked up some delicious dried kaki (persimmon) from this adorable shop, and also got some matcha mochi covered in kinnako (soybean paste) which was the softest, freshest thing ever!!!
We then asked a nice old ojiisan, who was helping guide tourists, where the park was and he so kindly gave us a map and directed us exactly where we needed to go. We walked 15 minutes from the station to Nara Park and quickly found the famous deer that reside there!!
We bought a few packs of these thin wafer-like crackers that the deer eat...and the kids jumped on the feeding right away! They were not scared at all! Meanwhile...I was hiding behind my camera, terrified!
Look at Eden, so brave!
My bros both getting in on the deer feeding action.
Hunter kept giggling and hading the deer the entire cracker instead of bits and pieces hahaha!
It was pretty crazy being so close to them...and the cool thing is, the deer in Nara represent "peace" and some of them even bow to you if you dip your head before feeing them!! It's true!! My brother D tried it and a deer totally dipped it's head and bowed. Wow.
There were plenty of trees in bloom around...and I really love this pic on the right of Eden!!
We walked around the park and stumbled upon a lake surrounded by sakura trees...MAGICAL!!!!
This has got to be one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. I love it!!!!
We took a nice little break in this gazebo, and D showed off his super pro "manny" skills.
**FUNNY STORY**....mid way through out relaxing park day, Camden got too excited running down to the lake that he went pee in his pants and we had a minor crisis...that is until Stac told us she had packed extra clothes in her bag!! PHEW! The funny thing was though, that the clothes were for Lenya so we had to put Cam in white girls undies and tight green leggings HAHAHAHHA....and what made it funnier is that Stac, Jen and I didn't want to make a big deal out of it since Cam wouldn't really notice anyway so we were holding in our laugher while changing him ...which made things even funnier!!! HAHHA...i'm laughing just thinking about it now!!
I love hanging out with my siblings.
Our crew!! So blessed to spend a day like this with my siblings. They are truly my favorite people in the world and we are so blessed to have the good relationships that we all have. Thank you Jesus!
Of course, we had to stop by for some icecream on the way back to Kyoto. This was a matcha vanilla swirl and it was SO GOOD!!!!
After a train ride back to the city... we hit up an awesome soba restaurant for dinner!
Tempura with soba...amazing Japanese meal.
And that, folks, wraps up our time in Nara and our last day in Kyoto.
THERE'S STILL SO MUCH MORE TO COME....!!!! I NEED TO CATCH UP!!!