Spring is (possibly?? fingers crossed while knocking on wood!!) here so we have some updates.Above: Toby is bicycling to work in Tohma now. It's about 20km each way and he claims it's a great way to start and end the day!!
Below: D.B. (Disco Ball) is back up in the van!! You have been missed, our friend!!
"The Mountain" update: Toby & Toby's dad are currently planning to climb Mt. Rainier at the end of July, 2011. Hopefully, Toby's dad can come visit Hokkaido next Golden Week (2011) to visit and climb some mountains here. It would be fun to see him and we'd get some great training in.
Toby's knee update: The current plan is to get surgery in August towards the end of "summer vacation". Toby will go visit the doctor in the next month or so and see if this makes sense with Tokuhiro-sensei.
More updates coming soon! In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine!! It's beautiful out there!!