|I don't know if this is the actual route we took, but it's one that was shown on the map.|
|Naoko Sawada was driving the bus I was in.|
|Looking back in the bus.|
|Waiting at the entrance to the base.|
All tolled, the trip took us four hours! Some of that was also due to waiting at the Yokosuka Naval base entrance. We had rented a bus and were unable to take the bus on base, which caused some of the delay. The band missed their performance time, but they were able to give their performance later on.
|Mrs. Sawada and Mrs. Kim taking pictures.|
Lunch was at the park right beside the food court. I was a beautiful day and a beautiful place to have lunch. Mrs. Kim treated us to a Cinnabon, which made lunch even better. :)
|Between band performances|
|CAJ MS Band|
|Another Kanto Plain MS band|
We were able to leave by about 15:00. The trip back was considerably shorter, probably about two and a half hours. The scenery was very beautiful.
|Entering the express way.|
|Entering the tunnel|
|Going through the tunnel|
|So much vegetation!|
|Lush green country side.|
|We went through multiple tunnels.|
|Isn't this just a cute little green truck? Look at those wheels, so tiny!|
|Beautiful sun on the way to setting.|
It was a long day, but enjoyable as well. The students did fairly well and received some positive comments from the judges as well as some suggestions on how to improve. We are blessed at CAJ to be able to provide so many opportunities for students to develop their skills.