Thursday, July 11, 2013

Strawberry Fields Forever

We woke up bright and early on Saturday to go strawberry picking with one of Nathan's former Vice-Principals.   Fruit is particularly expensive in Japan, so I was excited to pick my weight in strawberries.

However, when we arrived, we were given a cleaned-out milk carton and told we could eat as many strawberries from the field as we wanted.  That's right - eat.  I've since been told that this is something quite common here in Japan - you pay a certain price, then they let you loose in the fields to eat as much of the fruit as you can handle.  It was like a strawberry buffet.  Each line was a different kind of strawberry, and each one really had it own distinct taste.  It was fun looking for that perfect, ripe, red strawberry.

But after about 30 minutes, our bellies were stuffed and we couldn't eat any more.  We drove back to the city, with happy tummies and red-stained fingers.

It was a good Saturday :)

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