Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Leif & Peter Anthony - Izu Peninsula, Japan - June 11, 1983 - Age 8

When we lived in Japan we were so fortunate that the MWR (Morale Welfare Recreation) branch planned Saturday trips to attractions around our area of Japan for a mere $2 per person. We took advantage of as many of these as we could. Riding on an army bus wasn't the most comfortable way to travel, but we had a good time and saw so many interesting things. I remember the added "attraction" of driving down the freeway next to a fancy bus full of Japanese tourist who started passing things between the buses through the window, food and drink to trade. It was certainly fun but hardly safe.

One of the many places we visited this was was the Izu Peninsula, where these three photos were taken, a place famous for its rugged coastline and hot springs, and the nearby Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. This was one of the last trips we got to take in Japan, as we moved to Hawaii the following month.

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