Dear Elliot, Emmala, and Eliza,

You will notice that there is no picture with today's blog entry. That is because we arrived in Tokyo after dark - at about 9 at night after traveling from Misawa. This morning we were packing and getting ready for our trip to Tokyo and I didn't take any pictures. What I did do, however, was to take a video from the Shinkansan. That is the very fast train called the bullet train.

You can look at the video by clicking on this sentence.

In the time that it took to make that video the train had gone about one mile. It goes more than two miles each minute! I think you can see that it is very fast!

Tomorrow and the next day we will be touring in Tokyo with Rachel and Mike. It was fun traveling with them on the train today and we are really looking forward to our adventures in the next two days. Then after a couple of days, we will be meeting up with Masami, who is an exchange student who lived with us back in 1998. She lived with us for a year when your father was in high school. We have not seen her since she returned to her home in Japan after she lived with us. We had a lot of fun adventures with her, including a trip to Whidbey Island, which is very near to where you live. Your dad can tell you a few stories about Masami if you ask him.

We will have more pictures of Tokyo tomorrow.

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