Rounding off my crazy weekend was our northern Miyazaki new JETs welcome party. There was a small snag in that only two out of the five new JETs actually came, but it was still incredibly fun. Lindsay picked me up a little after 11 on Sunday and we drove an hour north to the river. It is basically as north as you can go while still being in Miyazaki prefecture. There we spent the afternoon barbecuing, swimming, and generally enjoying the weather with a bunch of other JETs and friends.
Despite how good I’ve been about putting on sunscreen and wearing hats when I go outside lately, I managed to forget my hat at home (for which I am currently paying the price). It was a nice, lazy afternoon and I got a lot of use out of my recently purchased floatie.