|birthday dinner crew|
Last weekend the participants were going to Tokyo for a home-stay. So I was only able to talk to them for a little in the morning while we were planting seeds. Even that 30 minutes was great. The rest of the day was rather lazy. For lunch I helped cook in the kitchen with Doug and new friends. That afternoon a small group of us went and sat by the river. I don't remember the last time I just sat by a river and took everything in. It was a much needed sitting.
Sunday consisted of church and a road trip to a strawberry farm. It was the last day of the strawberry season so a friend of our friend invited us to pick as many strawberries as we could carry. I carried a big box of strawberries all the way back to Sendai (4 hour trip with 3 train changes). I now know how to make friends with people on trains, offer them strawberries! By the way I made my first ever jam with these strawberries. If I ever need a job I think I could give making jams a try.
The entire weekend was great! We had so many conversations about food, life choices, God and our place in this beautiful world. Yet another fantastic weekend at ARI.
|Doug chillin' in a tree...whats new|
|Kelly pondering her field|
|The birthday girl, the box of strawberries and I|