Last fall, we had a wonderful weekend in Gunma prefecture. We went up with a friend and met a Japanese family who had arranged a night's lodging at a traditional ryokan in Kusatsu, a famous onsen town. It was a perfect weekend with good company, delicious food, and lots of relaxation. And there were trees! I miss trees living in Tokyo.
|A pre-dinner stroll through town after our bath.|
|The first half of our kaiseki dinner.|
|Enjoying a perfect fall day in Nagano.|
As for Alice? We originally considered Lindsay Ann, but in mid-December I came home from work and asked, "What do you think about Alice?" Jason said he had always liked that name, had just downloaded Alice in Wonderland, and was also going to suggest it. And that's how Lindsay Alice picked her own name.
|Future Olympic Skier?|