Odaiba, Ueno Park, Amayoko
Ok, so it's Peeps time again and it was the perfect time for me to be in Japan, because 1) the deadline to enter is April 3, and 2) the cherry blossoms are in full bloom right now!! So, with the help of Kathy, Anne, Jalna and CQ, my Japanese peeps were born! But before we took our peeps pictures, we started off this morning in Odaiba. It couldn't be a worse day to be out sightseeing. It was raining and the winds were so strong we could barely walk around outside. It felt like hurricane winds! So unfortunately we didn't do much there.
We did find a McDonald's, and we always check them out when we're here to find out what kind of funky kind of stuff they got on their menu. Today we tried their "Big America Texas Burger."
The burger was nasty. It had bacon, onion strings, cheese and relish. Glad I tried it, but will never order it again!
On the way back to Tokyo we saw a spot that had a few cherry blossoms...but when we got there, it was very sparse.
Here was my first attempt for the day. It was really windy at times so Randy had to sit and hold them for awhile
We ended up at Ueno Park, we figured this would be the best location for the shoot. We were right. Here's me with my new pals...
Ok so in case you were wondering, here are my entries into the contest. There was no limit on how many we could enter this year so I entered 4. One is missing, but I'll blog it later...or, you can go to http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/myshot/ and search for "Peeps" and you can see all the entries
After Ueno Park, we headed across the street to the Amayoko marketplace. I went mainly to see this guy. He fills a bag with candy for you for just 1000 yen. This is what I ended up with, so Jalna and CQ, guess what you're getting!! :)
I love this marketplace, it's filled with anything you can think of. Seafood, fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, restaurants, and the list goes on and on and on...
On the way back to the hotel we stopped by Beard Papa. Whenever we come back to Japan we come here for not their cream puffs, but their chocolate cheesecake!
It's soooo yummy and we can't find it anywhere else but here. Why oh why can't they sell this in Hawaii??
This is hilarious. Our room is called a "healing room" and they have stuff like a foot massager, a dehumidifier, and other little knick-knacks in the room. One thing they had was some kind of mask you put on your eyes. Since it's in Japanese, we didn't know what to expect. Here's Randy experimenting...