A full day of visiting Hiroshima and then back to Kyoto for evening and dinner…

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We took the bullet train back and forth to Hiroshima. It was a sobering visit and the students were very respectful of our volunteer tour guides at the Peace Park, one of whom was a survivor of the bombing at … Continue reading

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Our morning in Hiroshima has begun… 

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A great first day of fun in Kyoto…


Many, many adventures. Our students were very popular with the Japanese school groups who were visiting many of the same sights that we were visiting. We saw:

Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Craft Center, Heian Shrine, Nijo Castle. We also walked through some amazing gardens and saw some very hungry fish!

A great first day!

More on Saturday!


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It’s Friday morning and starting our tour day in Kyoto!

Happy Birthday to Holden!

We are about to begin our day after an amazing breakfast in Kyoto!

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Landed in Japan 

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Osaka, here we come!


We are on the plane and on our way to Osaka. More to follow here with a daily update!

Happy Trails with 28 members of the Class of 2017!



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Sometimes the best thing you can say to your students is NO.


There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint!

Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development


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