After that day in school, we took day trips to a little island called Miyajima, which is one of the most scenic spots in Japan with its floating red gate in the middle of the ocean. We spent the day lazily walking around and eating those little pancakes filled with cheese..mmm. The next day, we we went to Hiroshima for the A-Bomb Dome and museum. It really is true: you can spend a whole day in that museum if the details dont make you leave first. It's super detailed (with saved fingernails and pieces of skin), but obviously really compelling. The next day, I said goodbye to my family and generally spent the morning in disbelief that their trip felt so short. I'm really glad that they got to see what my life is like here b/c it really is hard to put it all into words on the phone, blog, emails, etc. Thanks for coming out!