Here Angie holds the first link starting at day 356.
And today she holds the last and final link. How the time has flown by!
To start our final day, of course we had to do some cleaning and packing and paid off our final gas bill. Later on we decided to head outside to do some last minute errands, and after walking to the corner of our street we realized, because it was such a beautiful day (this last week has been cold and snowy, but today the sun came out for us!), we should probably take one last ride on Big Red & Silver Bullet! So, we quickly ran back to our apartment, hopped on the bikes, and took off!
Also, our other wish for our last day came true- we could see the majestic beauty of our mountain, Iwaki-san! So we decided to head to the best look-out point in town to take our last pictures of our beloved mountain!
And of course, our final day in Japan wouldn't be complete without some Japanese purikura, just the 2 of us!
And, now as we sit in an empty apartment, anxiously waiting for 2:30pm to roll around, so we can head to the bus terminal for the first leg of our long journey home ,we can't help but think about our time spent here. . .
It's hard to believe we are on our final day, writing our final blog of our time in Japan. It has been a difficult yet wonderful three years here. It's been a roller coaster of ups and downs, and just like a roller coaster, it seems like it has finished too soon! This place has become our home, and we will miss it dearly. We have grown so very close to many of our students and friends here and are sad to leave them, but we know that God will continue the good work He has started here, even without our presence. We will never forget our time spent in our little corner of Aomori (our state), in Hirosaki. We will never forget the friends we've made. We will never forget this place. We hope to return someday, but now it is time to say good-bye as we enjoy "Our Last Aomori."