h-kun and i headed out of town. for a long weekend. and we packed a lot of in.
spent time with h-kun's family. enjoying one of my favorite places. a historical little town. okageyokochou. and the country's most important shrine. ise shrine. that's surrounded by the largest trees. just wondeful.
also spent some time with my host family. and then went to osaka and met up with more friends. and met their adorable little baby. ( and the bib fit. crazy.)
and we headed to kobe on sunday afternoon. such a great city. the almost-five-hour-worth-of-waiting-for-four-medical-exams-for-h-kun's-visa was definitely not the best way to spend a monday morning in kobe. but the little shops that we visited afterwards made up for it. and the day was redeemed. phew. rollo and rollostock were packed full of so many vintage buttons and european tape. it was tough choosing what to buy. my gosh. you can find more photos and information from my trip to the shops here.