The Jon

Strawberry Birthday

The weekend before my birthday, Yukari took me out for dinner in Ginza. That was for just the two of us. Since Yukari’s mom’s birthday is the same day as mine, we went back to her parents house to celebrate all together. On Saturday, the day before our birthday, we went to Ibaraki, but I will post about that later.

On Sunday, we all went to Izu to go strawberry picking! Me and Yukari have been talking about doing this for a few years, but never got around to doing it. What we do, is go into a greenhouse where they grow the strawberries, and they let us eat them as we pick them. There was a 30 minute time limit, which actually went by faster than you would think.

The drive to Izu is about 1.5 hours or so from Yukari’s house, so we stopped at Lake Ashi in Hakone. Maybe Lark remembers visiting there. We stopped and took a few pictures after going to the restroom.

Lake Ashi, 芦ノ湖

We then piled back into the car and drove the rest of the way to the place to get strawberries. When we enter the place they gave us a plastic container with some milky cream to dip the strawberries in. Then we entered, and I started eating the strawberries! I was a little too busy to pose for any pictures, but made a few exceptions while I was catching my breath.

Jon LOVES strawberries heaps!

I never had such fresh strawberries, and they tasted so sweet! Just take a look at this suckers:

You can see the tiny strawberry as a flower

Yukari also enjoyed it a lot too. After she was busy taking pictures of everyone, it was time for her to chow down!

I finally recognized! Now I'm making a funny face:P LOL

This was the first time I ever felt so full just from eating strawberries. I didn’t count how many I had, but I would estimate over 50. At the end I was so full, but the last one I ate wasn’t so sweet… so I picked two nice and red ones. They were very sweet, so it was the perfect way to end it. Yukari and I walked back to the place, to try and work off some of the food! We also got some pictures of the area, including this one with Mt. Fuji in the background. Hard to believe that Yukari and I climbed up Mt. Fuji a few years ago.

It was such a perfect weather

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll try and get the Ibaraki pictures up soon. And I’ll be going snowboarding on Saturday… hopefully I won’t wipe out too much.