Monthly Archives: August 2008

Friday Flowers

In the early part of the summer, we visited a new garden (somewhere in Tokyo).  I don’t remember the name of the garden, but that’s ok because we don’t intend on returning anytime soon.  I am still wondering what the $3.00 entry fee was being used for, because I don’t think it was on maintenance!  […]

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Mt. Fuji – Part 3

The Descent “What goes up must come down.” –Sir Isaac Newton– This is so true when it comes to climbing a mountain!  While it was rewarding to reach the top of Mt. Fuji, we still had to get back down to the bottom of the mountain.  Getting down was a completely different experience from the […]

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Mt. Fuji – Part 2

The Sunrise After our long climb up Mt. Fuji, we made it to the summit just in time to watch the sunrise.  It was a little strange watching this – while being sandwiched between the clouds. I like the silhouette of the climber in this one… It seemed as though everyone else on the mountain […]

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Mt. Fuji – Part 1

The Climb Mt. Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san) is the tallest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet (3,776 meters).  Fuji-san is an active volcano, but it has not erupted since 1707.  Mt. Fuji’s perfectly symmetrical cone is well-known throughout Japan and is often depicted on Japanese artwork.  It is reported that 300,000 people climb Mt. Fuji every […]

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12,388 feet…

One long and cold night. One fantastic group of people. One mountain at 12,388 feet. Mission accomplished! Full write-up and pictures coming this week (I hope!). Time to sleep… 

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