Takashi and Yoko arrived right on time yesterday afternoon. After taking them to their hotel room, to unload their luggage, we met up with Tim for dinner - Mexican food at Garduño's.
Yoko, we learned, is an elementary school teacher. She is sweet as can be, and seems to be a perfect complement to Takashi's personality.
We ended the evening at our apartment, where we opened gifts (Japanese visitors ALWAYS come bearing gifts!) and caught up on the past few years. The last time we saw Takashi was about ten years ago, when he came to see us in Juneau. Sadly, Chris wasn't able to join us for this reunion, but we placed a call, and the two of them had a nice, lengthy phone conversation.
Today, being their only full day here, we plan to see a few of Albuquerque's sights. We'll be picking them up, at 8:00 a.m., at the hotel. To Dan's delight, Yoko LOVES Krispy Kreme donuts, so we'll be going there to start the day. Old Town is next on the agenda, with a trip up the tram, to the top of Sandia, as a possible afternoon activity.