So I don't think moving here I realized how much snow northern Japan gets. It's crazy! It's different than anything we grew up with. Because it's constantly snowing we don't get the ugly gray snow. It's beautiful, and of course cold. We knew shortly after coming that Danielle's sixth grade class would get the opportunity to visit the most famous snow festival in Japan, The Sapporo Snow festival. As soon as we could Dan and I both signed up to be chaperones on the trip. Of course the year we get here they decide to stop letting the sixth graders go after twenty-three years of them going!! So, we decided to just go on our own.