Let's get on with more Japan goodness! On my second most favorite day in Japan, Rob and I jumped on the train to Ikoma before sunrise then hiked up more stairs than I thought existed...
I believe a big reason Rob and I get along so well is we both make an effort to learn about each others' hobbies. He can tell the difference between knit and purl stitches and I can name seven types of Lolita. I've made it through four anime conventions now and
I, an adult woman, got lost in an aquarium and then cried. Jeez. That's super embarrassing. I got separated from Rob and our friends with no phone and my VERY limited Japanese language skills. Thinking I had fallen behind like usual, I sped through the jellyfish, giant crab, penguin, and stingray petting section. When I got to the gift shop, Rob wasn't there. Since I exited the turnstiles I couldn't get back in the exhibit area and just had to wait. Thirty minutes later (it felt like much longer since I had no phone) Rob walked out of the exhibit. I tried to stop, but there I stood crying, relieved while also very disappointed that I hadn't spend the last 30 minutes watching the jellyfish.
When things go wrong on vacation I tell Rob "well, it's an adventure", when he says it to me it's not nearly as cute.
Don't forget there are more photos from Osaka!