Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rose Festival and Japanese Gelato

Well it's definitely summer in Northern Japan, the temps are cooler, the air is misty and the sun peaks out only periodically. The heat doesn't hit until mid to late July and then it's sweltering humidity until September. With the kids on summer break we try hard to get out of the house and do something throughout the day. We've tended to get in ruts in years past and that means way too much time with electronics, well this year I've put my foot down and that's saying a lot for this mama. Today, we drove 45 minutes to a rose festival in Shichinohe. Now, I knew this wouldn't be something my kids would be thrilled with, but they're okay once we get to these places and with the added promise of a stop for gelato they were a go.
It wasn't really rainy as it was misty, just enough where little droplets of water was covering everything.
I spy some beautiful flowers and a beautiful girl!
We didn't stay too long at the rose before kids started wanting to move on. So off to gelato!
We headed to Namiki Farm. It was very quaint and green!
We could of had something as exotic as sesame or black currant but no we're chocolate people.
After gelato we stopped by to say hi to the ponies and then back home. I love these summer outings and my kids love sweet things so I call this one a win.

1 comment:

Cass said...

Reminds me of feeding sugar cubes to the horses by your house! Love and miss you Lins!