Tuesday morning I left Kansas City to head to Hiroshima for another year of baseball in Japan! While Kris and I were excited for another year in Japan, it is still not any easier leaving family and friends the second time around. Trying not to bust into tears as I say goodbye to my parents and pup was my only goal Tuesday morning. ( looking fabulous at five AM! ha ha.)
This year I flew to LAX first, which actually ended up making my trip two hours longer than it normally is because we still fly north over Alaska to get to Tokyo. The layover wasn’t too bad since I got to relax in the Delta Sky Lounge. I was hoping to see someone famous, but of course I wasn’t that lucky.
Flying first class to Japan is amazing. I can’t thank the team enough for the wonderful job they do at booking my tickets ( three days before I left) and making sure my trip is as easy as possible! First look at Japan after 11 hours of flying! Once I was through customs and received my Japan resident card, I had to get all three of my 70 pound suitcases off the luggage carousel and onto this cart by myself. Talk about a work out after being awake for 20 hours!
Now it was time to ride the train for five hours to Hiroshima! Thankfully Mai, ( she works for the Carp) was at the airport to help me ship my bags to our apartment and ride with me on the train! By this point I feel exhausted and sick and the thought of having to sit for five more hours just makes me want to cry.
Finally after 26 hours of travel I was reunited with Kris and suddenly all the travel seemed worth it. 🙂 Cheesy, I know! I walked into the apartment to be surprised with all my favorite things in Japan; fresh flowers, chocolates, wine, and Louis Vuitton! He really is the sweetest, besides doing all of that he also had unpacked all our boxes from last year. I had to take a minute to brag because he did everything he could to make sure the transition was as easy as possible for me.
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