Lesson: kids need to get away from it all sometimes too!
During summer we have a few adventures planned. One of the things Zilla and Mega look forward to in summer is spending some time at the beach swimming and building sand castles.
Our typical plan for an in-country trip is to travel by train or bus to some place within a few hours reach of Tokyo. When we take the train getting an eki-ben (train station boxed lunch) is part of the experience. On this trip the kids and I headed to Atami with a friend for a few days as Daddy was out of the country. Getting out of Tokyo for a few days was nice and traveling this year was easier than last but taking the kids anyplace overnight is still a challenge :-) But sometimes a challenge is worth taking!