In about a month, I’m going to taking a small group of Jr. High School students to Japan for a week as a chaperon, along with my dad! I’m really excited to be able to go back to such a fun and beautiful place. This will actually be my third time to Japan, and I can’t wait. One of the nicest parts about this trip, however, is that it’s completely free for me! The city of Magna, Utah is paying my way as a chaperon (because of it’s sister-city exchange program with Yuzawa, Japan). Thank you Magna! And thank you, Dad, for recommending me as a chaperon!
It was going to be a two week trip, with a home stay opportunity in Yuzawa, but unfortunately, the Japanese officials got a little paranoid about all the swine flu stories they’ve been hearing, so they cancelled the program for this year (there seems to be a real scare about it in Japan – airport security has been extremely tight, etc.). For a while, it looked as though the whole trip might be cancelled, but fortunately, we were still able to arrange a stay in Tokyo, and will now even get to spend some time in Kyoto! (I love the gardens there!) Hooray!
I’ll be leaving the first part of July! I love Japan, and am so excited to go, especially with my dad there! And the kids seem really great as well. Although I will probably be gone for my 7th wedding anniversary. Oops! Sorry, Jen! I’ll make it up to you somehow!
Nihon ni Ikimasu!