When an opportunity to hike Mt. Fuji came to Josh and I we couldn’t pass it up! Josh’s parents live in Singapore for work and his dad travels to Tokyo often as well. He invited us on a quick trip(5days) to Japan to climb Mount Fuji. I talked with my mom about watching my kids and seeing if leaving Cooper(10 months old and still breastfeeding) was a possibility. Quickly my sisters and sister in laws jumped in and said they would help too and that we should go. I am SO grateful for all the people in my life who love my kids and are willing to help.
For a month prior I pumped and saved enough milk for Cooper to have while I was gone and then bought a hand pump to use while in Japan(that made things interesting, but it worked)!
We flew out early on a Wednesday and arrived in Tokyo on a Thursday afternoon. The flight was long, but relaxing and so fun to watch, read, eat when and what I wanted without any kids to worry about haha.
We met up with Josh’s brother and brother in-law who also were able to come. We walked around Shinagawa and of course enjoyed delicious food.
I can’t sleep on a plane so by 8:30pm(3:30am back home) I was SO tired. We fell asleep fast and then I woke up at 3am starving and had a protein bar and then slept till 5:30. We were up ready to start our trek to Mt. Fuji.
We took the train and then a 3 hour bus drive up the mountain.
^on the bus
To be continued….
Day 2 here