So, we did. We tried for Nagoya or maybe Osaka, but, in the end decided to go just to Narita. It was truly last minute. We booked our flight that Friday night, and even our hotel stay. It was very nerve racking, because trying to book a hotel close to the airport was hard. Especially, since it was last minute and most places we wanted were already booked well in advance. Ugh.
We were able to get the Narita Gateway Hotel. Similar to a Best Western or Hotel 8. But, worth it for what we had planned to do. Taby and I discussed what we would do, after googling what we could expect. We decided to just stay within the Narita Town area, mind you, we don't own proper coats, as we were warned of freezing temps. Luckily, I did buy a heavy coat in Washington on my last visit with my sister. But, the girls only had their sweatshirt jackets. I made sure they doubled up on clothing, scarves and hats. No zori's here! LOL
So, our plan was to make it simple, and go to the mall or maybe the temple depending on weather? Just do what we loved best, shopping!
Our early Saturday morning started off with a bit of a bump... We had to wake up and be out the door by 3:30pm. Tevin offered to drive us, but sadly, his alarm clock didn't wake him up, instead it was my phone call. LOL Surprisingly, he didn't drive us there, he flew us there. That's how fast I felt he was going! Maybe to all the guys in our family, that's nothing. We did get there with time to spare, checked in, and now was the time to wait to go onto the plane.
When we arrived at the Narita Gateway Hotel, it stopped, darn. Oh well. We got off the bus, and met our dearest family friends, The Nakamura family, who were already there waiting. Shizuka-san was truly so kind and wanted to take us to the nearest mall and also to enjoy a quick visit with us, even though it was a short stay. We were so happy they were able to come all the way from Yokohama to greet us.
Since it was too early to check into our hotel room, we left our bags with the counter and decided to head over to the mall.
We headed up to our room, and showered, changed, before you knew it, Taby and Sara knocked out. We said a nap, but ended up sleeping until the next morning...
Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls