Monday, February 20, 2012

Nagano Trip

My husband and I thought of celebrating our Christmas in Nagano last year without telling the kids about the plan because we wanted to give 'em a wonderful Christmas present~ a nice and fun childhood memories. We wanted them to play more outdoors which they can't do much here in Fukushima and aside from that, it's the second time around ( went there last summer, same place) and we love Nagano! Many Winter Olympic events were held there and has many winter resorts. Well anyway, since it was a secret getaway for the kids, we bought 'em some snow gears ( snow boots, caps, blah,blah) the time the kids were at school and put all the stuffs inside the cars trunk day before the trip. It was hard to plan an secret getaway but it was all worth it! You should see their reactions when they saw lots and I mean LOTS of powdery snow the time we reached Nagano from 5 hours driving by car! They have no idea of where we were goin' and we just told them that we'll have a 'long fun drive today' and even though it was really a long drive,the kids enjoyed taking trips to the service area coz from there, they'd get a souvenir stamps available at the service area where we took some rest ( toilet, drinks and foods) and didn't get bored.
We reached at the resort and check-in, we told the kids of the plan next day, we enjoyed our Christmas dinner at the resort of course and relaxed ourselves at the onsen( hot spring). Our kids were worried coz they don't have snow gears to wear but when they opened the other bag with their snow gears, they get all excited!
Next day, we took our breakfast, we took or sled, our shovel then Wakaba and Haruka enjoyed playing a lot of snow outside, the sleigh rides, built a snowman, built a kamakura ( an igloo-like snow house~that's why we brought our shovel with us) and we had snow ball fights and enjoyed to the fullest!
I really love seeing them playing around, playing with us! It is such a great experience for them I'm sure! I hope that my girls will always keep these memories in their heart^_^
Winter Resort in Nagano
Japanese Style
White Christmas in Nagano
Lucky Haruka build snowman together with new-found friend that we met at the same resort that we were staying at.
Wakaba can being pulled by her Dad
Haruka chan, enjoyed snow balls fight with me^_^
Wakaba chan posed for me ^_^
Like mother, like daughter LOL!
Yours truly ^_^
Took a photo of the snowman we made before we left
Christmas dinner at the resort


happy caity said...

aww such a fun day. caity also loves to play in the snow!!! i bet most kids do!

Mai said...

What a memorable and fun Christmas, ,mommy clars. i enjoyed looking at all the photos. you're right, this is something that the kids will remember for the rest of their lives.

visiting for KID.

Deli said...

Wow! Beautiful place, beautiful shots :) That was one great surprise for the kids :) Here for WW.

jared's little corner said...

wow! look at the beautiful smiles on your faces! it would have been great having such a long drive + going on a surprise getaway!

love the snowman + all the snow! thanks for sharing your doodles with us :D

Shahz said...

Amazing and beautiful shots..

anne said...

That is absolutely an awesome getaway visiting from KIDS and Wednesday White. My KID entry is here Little World of Fun my WW entry is here My Daily Mumbles

Pretty Kat said...

ang lalaki na mga kids mo Clang haha. Ang cute nila sa outfit nila. Visiting from WW.

Gene said...

Beautiful place! I want to visit Japan, one of my dream destinations talaga. Hopefully I can do that in this lifetime. :D

emzkie said...

wow! love all your photos! especially the last photos. hehe.. looks like u had a great vacation. =)

visiting from WW here is my share

Czjai said...

The view is spectacular! I've always wanted to travel to Japan, I hope one of these days I get the chance to see these for myself, too.

Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog, sis. I truly appreciate it. :)

Rcel said...

Beautiful and absolutely memorable photos, Mommy! Ang dami pala talagang snow dyan sa Nagano no? No wonder one recent Winter Olympics was held there! Thanks for sharing your snaps and thanks for the WW visit! ;-)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looks so much fun! Ganda ganda naman ng dalawang dalaga.

Shengkay said...

hi mommy! such a long time that I havent been here..thanks to kid in Doodle..
..hmmm..wakaba looks like you...I thought its you..
visiting from KIDS..

Leah H. said...

Super thick ng snow perfect for snow angels:)

Visiting for WW- hope you can stop by:)

Jessica said...

beautiful winter view Sis and delish foods :-) Visiting late from Wednesday Whites, hope that you can return the visit too.

raya said...

how fun!! i have always wanted to play in the snow! :)
Thanks for joining Wednesday Whites last week! Here for a very late visit.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Nangangamust a lang Clang,. Hope all is well.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Nangangamusta lang Clang.

niko said...

tuwang tuwa ako sa mga pictures teh lalo na sa 2nd one :) ung kita ung paa near the dining set :) kanino kayang paa un?? hihih

one of my wishes is to see a snow one day. see lng ha. panu pa kaya kng mahawakan ko? malamang maiyak ako teh? hihi

sarap ng bonding nio kitang kita sa pics!!! mwaaaaaaah

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