Last year, my Mom’s second birthday gift to Chelsea was a trip to Japan (that includes me and Pat, of course!) Pretty cool gift huh? That’s my Mom! 😉
I was so excited. I’ve always wanted to go to Japan! It was also “cherry blossom” season so it was perfect.
This was going to be our first international trip together. What makes it special is that our itinerary revolved around what would make Chelsea happy.
Upon our arrival, I fell in love with the country instantly. The weather was just the perfect kind of cool, the streets were so clean, people were so polite, they were very efficient and on time. How can you not love it!?! Gaaaah! If there was no language barrier, I would so transfer there! (And also if Pat got a job in Japan that would really help too!)
When we arrived, we took it easy. Walked around our hotel, explored a little, and had Japanese food for dinner… coz duh?!
The next day, Pat and I did the city tour while Chelsea stayed with my Mom and my Nuna in the hotel. We had a blast! We did our own version of a city tour and got lost in the city! Haha! Definitely a walk to remember!!! In the afternoon, we all rode the train and went to Ueno Zoo.
Our third and fourth day was reserved for Disney Land and Disney Sea. As soon as we entered, Chelsea got so star struck with all the Disney characters she was seeing (ok fine, even I was starstruck! Haha). Disney just naturally brings out the child in you. Chelsea was so happy and so were we.
My most favorite moment though was when everyone sat on the sides of the walkway, getting ready to watch the performance parade. I actually got teary-eyed staring at Chelsea as she pointed at Mickey Mouse, and started dancing like nobody was watching trying to sing along to the tune. It was precious! It was magical! We were indeed in the happiest place on earth!
As we were getting ready to come back home, I remember just praying and praising the Lord. What an experience! It as a blast! This was a trip I will cherish forever. The best trip yet.
We will definitely be back, Japan! Arigatou gozaimasu!