So far, in 2011, everyone is healthy and everyone is busy. Above: Toby going for a hike and ski during a rare bluebird day on Asahidake.
Maiko cooking up unbelievable tasty dishes for friends and family.
Friends visiting from far away places like Toronto, Canada.
Good times with international friends at a local Izakaya. Counterclockwise from Canada Carey (talking on the crab phone), Australia Jonnie, Latvia Una, America Toby (taking photo) & Japan Maiko.
And lots of soaking in ofuro's or hot springs.
If we can judge the year by the first two weeks, 2011 is going to be a GREAT year!!