Just kidding. I was thrilled to see them. It would have been nice if all three could have come. I’ll get back to the waterfall backpacking trip soon, but here’s a skeenik photo of two of them and myself, somewhere in northern Japan, probably on the Oirase River (that’s about the only river for which I knew the name!) I must have used the self-timer on my Minolta Freedom III 35mm camera.
They weren’t willing to try just anything, but this photo catches my oldest sister and I eating yaki ika, better known as “squid on a stick.” Dig my photo-gray glasses.
If I’m not mistaken, this is Lake Towada, the largest volcanic caldera lake on the island of Honshu.
Next time: Wild strawberries.