and then my wife's father had taken us to a nearby park dedicated to the dragonfly...
and some indigenous fish from the nearby rivers.
Alex's grandfather had gone fishing the day before our arrival.
He had caught many fish and some crab.
They had cooked and frozen many crab
because they know how much Alex loves crab.
Alex started out breakfast with crab meat and small fish.
A short while later...
we arrived at Dragonfly Park
(this was out of season for any mature dragonflies...
but there were still many interesting things to see at the park).
This is a famous bridge in Nakamura.
There is a story behind these fields.
When my wife was in high school...
she and a friend had ridden their bikes for an hour to a summer job they had
here cutting straw with a sickle and then bundling them up.
They were used to make tatami mats.
Over the summer...
my wife had made approximately $500.00 so she could buy a boom box
to listen to her favorite music.
The Shimanto river.
On the drive back home...
this farmer burning excess material from his fields reminds me
of our childhood in Japan.
We arrived at her parents' home...
and I decided to walk around some.
I took the road leading up into the mountains.
I had, instead, gone up following the road to a cemetery.