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  • The train to Shinjuku, ooh!!

  • We have seats, it's glorious.

  • We're going on our biggest family trip in over 3 years

  • and to do that there are a ton of things that need to happen, including passing our COVID test in order to fly.

  • It's a pretty beautiful day, huh?

  • Yeah! I can see Yumiurilando.

  • Isn't that cool? It's right next to us, Dude.

  • Can I wave? It's faster than us!

  • It's just a little bit faster!

  • Oh my goodness!

  • Bye bye train. He's going to stop at the next station and we're not.

  • We're going to a clinic in Shinjuku that gives us a one day turnaround with the test.

  • Hopefully everything is a green light to fly.

  • [Announcer] You will soon arrive at Shinjuku terminal.

  • [Live in Japan Theme Song]

  • It hurt so bad.

  • It feels funny, doesn't it?

  • It doesn't hurt, it just feels really weird.

  • But it's done!

  • You did it Becca! Way to go!

  • OK, let's go Sarah!

  • Did you kind of have a rough time with the test? You didn't like the test so much, did you?

  • So last night we had a major thunderstorm move through with lots of lightning

  • And now today we have another one moving through.

  • It's getting cold fast!

  • Poor people that need to bike in the rain.

  • I know, huh?!

  • It is really pouring now, isn't it?

  • Oh my.

  • Look Mommy, this feels so weird.

  • Why?

  • It looks so weird. Its loaded, you've got it loaded funny.

  • How do you have it loaded up?

  • I think maybe don't take...Yoshi's in it. Ohhh!

  • I think we don't take the sharpener or maybe put it in Sarah's backpack.

  • It is nice to take a sharpener, because you girls have so many pencils.

  • Ok, my backpack is so empty

  • I hear somebody working on some piano and its not one of the girls, its Joshua! Show me the song that we are learning.

  • I just know that. Whoa dude, you're doing great!

  • It's good. No, not with your feet though.

  • Did mommy fix it?

  • This is it guys. The last day of school before summer break. Oh my goodness.

  • And America.

  • Whoa, look, I have Becca doing my job today, pushing the bike.

  • So guys, what are you most excited for this summer. Playing in the pool.

  • Playing in the pool in America?

  • What about you Anna? Ah, no! Going to the cool trampoline park.

  • Oh, going to the cool trampoline park. What about you Sarah?

  • Going to hotels. Going to hotels. I can't wait to see Grandma and Grandpa.

  • In the whole hotel, I like the breakfast time.

  • Because there is coffee and there's cereal.

  • Oh cool. And eggs.

  • What do you think. Should we do a special, last day kind of celebration? Ok.

  • There we go, what are we going to do guys?

  • What's it going to be?

  • Something from the swing?

  • The amount of preparation that goes into planning an International trip is just insane.

  • We've been planning this for over 3-4 months now.

  • Well, in reality it has been years in the works, and now its time to execute.

  • There's a lot of little last minute things to get together before we go.

  • Joshua, we getting ready for school? It's your last day before summer vacation and we go to America. How exciting, huh?

  • Alright guys. Have a great day. I'll pick you up real soon.

  • I'm on my way back to Shinjuku to pick up our test results so that we can fly.

  • Well, the results are in. We can travel.

  • Alright, now we need to get home and finish our packing.

  • Anna Cakes. On vacation.

  • Sarah!

  • What is that? The results from our tests. Do I have corona? Nope. It says Anna Cakes can travel.

  • And the rest of us too, right?

  • Joshua too.

  • What's the present? Daddy, can I give Joshua his gift? We can travel.

  • I want to get a present. Ok, go upstairs.

  • Should we put it together guys?

  • Alright!

  • Alright, we finished the first part. Should we show everyone?

  • There it is. Ok. Now we need to do the second part.

  • Here, is the ramp that we just finished.

  • What a cool ramp.

  • The other part that we have. Number 3!

  • Alright Big J, you've got number 3?

  • Alright, cut it open.

  • The chomp chomp. Time to build the chomp chomp.

  • Are these all the bags ready to go for tomorrow?

  • Oh! I thought it was Sarah! I was like "Ok, come in!"

  • Taking a rest a little bit.

  • Taking a rest? Summer break rest?

  • Ok so when packing from Japan, what are the things that people love?

  • I don't know what they love, but what I love to give are these tiny little snacks.

  • Especially these that are all individually [wrapped], there are 5 packages of these mixed senbei.

  • Then obviously the pokky, the pretzel stick. I think of them as Japanese.

  • Senbei, the bean senbei.

  • Furikake. Oh yes.

  • Sesame seed dressing. And I love this sunscreen.

  • It's 50 spf so its really strong. But its so silky and smooth.

  • And we bought these little Ebi (shrimp) snacks for my Mother-in-law.

  • And this is a bug repellent. It's gel.

  • Alright.

  • Tomorrow's the big day.

  • Anna Cakes and Sarah Bear. And Joshua, stuffing that mouth full before bed.

  • He had all kinds of crackers and cheese. Oh yum. Yummy.

  • Ok, get in. Beckster's ready. She says let me go to sleep so I can wake up.

  • And be the day that we go to America.

  • Oh yea, that's good.

  • Ok Anna, you can scream now and not get in trouble.

  • Oh my goodness.

  • See you tomorrow in America. Night night.

  • Last night in our own home for a while.

  • Relax.

  • Enjoy some popcorn.

  • And Pride and Prejudice.

  • Do my eyes deceive me?

  • Today is the day. Here we go.

  • Ooooo, and Becca, being a good student. Way to go honey.

  • One more page. One more page? You did good.

  • I'm getting done with the summer skills so I don't have to take it on the airplane, yeah!

  • I already finished it yesterday. You finished yours yesterday? Awesome.

  • I finished mine that I was going to take on the airplane.

  • She's not going to take any on the airplane either. Yeah, that's right.

  • What about the blue notebook? No, we will do that during the quarentine.

  • Oh, that's cool. That's the new one in here, huh?

  • Yeah, and here's how I make the chain chomp fly.

  • Yeah just have to smash him in the drinking water. Let's see.

  • Whoa! You smashed him good.

  • How many, one? No, maybe ... 3.

  • Our last meal before leaving Japan and what did everyone want?

  • Kura sushi. That's right. Let's fill up on sushi.

  • And then go to America. And then go to America.

  • Ok, we are packed. This crazy weather doesn't know if it wants to rain or sunshine.

  • You got your stuff? Your backpack? We're getting ready to go.

  • The last preparations.

  • There's a trash bag right there, please take down.

  • Whoa, alright guys. I think this is about it.

  • Put on your shoes Dude!

  • Let's put on our shoes

  • It's about a 2 hour drive to Narita then get ready for our plane.

  • Well, we got a little bit of traffic but we have plenty of time factored in so it should be alright.

  • Welcome to the road spaghetti. They have several different layers.

  • This is the Tamagawa, guys.

  • This is not the Tama River. This is Tokyo Bay.

  • On my side of the window is bright sun, sun, sun.

  • It's raining on Nate's side.

  • But I still need sunglasses. He still needs sunglasses. Crazy weather.

  • We're in the bus now, right?

  • The bus, from our parking we go to the airport.

  • Ok, just watch where you're going.

  • Good job Anna!

  • Terminal 2 here we go.

  • Look at this place though. It looks abandoned!

  • Well, we found the one. It is long for check in. This flight will be full.

  • There's our airplane. Isn't that a small airplane?

  • It's not small that's plenty big.

  • So just wait and wait and wait. Gonna board here in a bit.

  • Just waiting to get to our seats! Yes! Yes!

  • The next thing is take-off.

  • What do you think?

  • So Sarah, are you looking at our path that we are going to take, huh?

  • What's going on there Anna?

  • How many more hours? Oh, a long time, like 9 hours maybe?

  • Hi big guy? What do you see?

  • Next time...

The train to Shinjuku, ooh!!

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Leaving for America | Life in Japan Episode 119

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    Summer posted on 2021/08/06
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