Land of the Rising Sun

On: On Our Way Home

by Donnie Hayden

© 2014, all rights reserved

Ok, by the time you read this say 10:00 AM eastern standard time (EST), May 1st, 2014, we have already lived through that and will likely have to again, on our way back home. What we gained from going into the future, I guess we lose coming back into the past. But perhaps if we lived a day ahead of our life expectancy then came back, is it a wash? I guess we will just live as long as we’re gonna’ live. But what will ‘jet lag’ be like at home? Well, we’re on our way to finding out.

But, just in case you ask or are curious, which country did we like better, Japan or Australia? Well, the question is like comparing apples to oranges. We not only visited two counties, (4) kids (OK they are adults), two in Japan and two in Australia, but two new grand babies too. There is no comparison. They are all different and WE LOVE THEM ALL!!! 🙂

Japan - "The Land of the Rising Sun" & Australia - "The Land Down Under"

Japan – “The Land of the Rising Sun” & Australia – “The Land Down Under”

 

THERE IS NO COMPARISON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Land of the Rising Sun' - JAPAN

‘Land of the Rising Sun’ – JAPAN

'The Land Down Under' - AUSTRAILA

‘The Land Down Under’ – AUSTRAILA

Blue Mountains in Japan

Blue Mountains in Japan

Blue Mountains in Australia

Blue Mountains in Australia

NO COMPARISON!

On Our Way Home!

On Our Way Home!

Luv Yah!! :) Dahni & Susan

Luv Yah!! 🙂
Donnie & Susan

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On: Safely arriving in Japan

I suppose this could have been titled, ‘The Blizzard of 14,’ because this is what happened in the Rochester, NY area and where we live at The Gathering Place.

I booked a room at a motel across the street from the airport. Quite frankly, if I wasn’t on the plane, I’m not sure Susan would have spoken to me again, EVER! 🙂

Took off before the storm and made it to Chicago. Made the international flight to Narita airport near Tokyo Japan

Just for my willingness to help in case of an emergency, my seat was changed, it might as well been first class because that’s what it felt like to me -plenty of room to stretch out, two seats beside me were empty, galley and bathroom right in front.

Japan Airlines (JAL) has fantastic service by the way.

Until I get unpacked, settled in and the laptop up and running to post, I will close with a statement and a picture.

Nihonshu Sake & Rice crackers

Nihonshu Sake & Rice crackers

Japanese food makes me happy! 🙂

OMG, Just here a day and the things I have done and the things I have seen, I just can’t wait to share with you. I will as internet WIFI access and when time allow!!!! 🙂

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On: Above the Clouds

Above the clouds,

to the Land of the Lotus

and the Rising Sun,

I am almost there.

'Almost There' by Dahni © 2014, all rights reserved

‘Above the Clouds’ by Dahni © 2014, all rights reserved

おはよう
Ohayō
“good morning”
こんにちは
Kon’nichiwa
“good afternoon”
こんばんは
Konbanwa
“good evening”
さようなら Sayōnara "goodbye"  ではまた。Dewa mata"see you later"

さようなら Sayōnara “goodbye”           ではまた Dewa mata”see you later”

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On: Land of the Rising Sun

Donnie Hayden © 2014, all rights reserved

The Land of the Rising Sun? Tomorrow, I head into it!

Land of the Rising Sun

Land of the Rising Sun

Land of the Rising Sun II

Land of the Rising Sun II, on the big-iron bird

Dahni was here

Dahni was will be here

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