Sunday, May 19, 2013

Spring Awakening

And on the day of our Lord, May 17, 2013, the clouds parted, and the sun once again shone on the land of Sapporo....

Yes, after 6 long months of snow, then cloudiness and rain, we finally saw the beautiful sun on Friday. It was the most beautifully warm day, and you could feel everyone's happiness all over the school.  It was as if all of Sapporo was giving a huge sigh of relief.

Saturday was cloudy but still warm, and we decided to ride our bikes over to Maruyama Koen to check out the sakura there.  We should have known that all of Sapporo would have the same idea, since it was the first beautiful weekend we've had, and the sakura was finally blooming.  Tons of people with their blue tarps and their BBQs were all over the place, drinking and laughing and having a great time.  We found some friends and ate our KFC under the trees.  It was a great afternoon, to say the least.

Welcome spring.  I've been waiting for you.

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