Sam’s Japan trip
Posted by stuff4sam on May 30, 2007
We had a great time in Japan in April. We stayed there for 13 days, but it went just so quickly!
After hectic preparation, our journey to Japan went remakablly well. We had fantastic support and help from start to end. The Japan Airline airport staff were simply perfect and escorted us all the way through to the gate. Sam was so excited to see a lot of planes and a lot of people!!
In the plane, again we were so fortunate to have fabulous crews. Sam had a nice, comfortable stretcher all to himself, and enjoyed the whole experience. This was not the first time for him to fly, indeed he flew to Japan twice before the accident, but he may not remember his first two flight experiences!
He loved looking through a tiny window, seeing clouds, blue sky, and snow covered mountains. On arrival 3 pilots came down to say hello to Sam. It was so nice of them, but he burst into crying!! He was quite tired and their uniform and hats may have been a bit intimidating for him.
In Japan we visited all sort of places, museums, temples, zoo and toy shops!! We went to Tokyo Disneyland, too. There he enjoyed meeting his favorite hero, Buzz Lightyear. He also had a lovely time with his GIGI (Grandad in Japanese). My dad was so pleased to see him and loved speaking to him in Japanese! My dad being slightly deaf would not help their language barrier!! Sam’s Japanese was getting really better though during his stay in Japan. He defintely has much more vocabulary than his father with accurate pronouciation!
It was truly fantastic experience for all of us and we cannot wait to go again!!