George, our good friend during my study abroad in Nagasaki drove up from Madison to spend a few days with us. Initially we planned for two days, but he said he could spend New Years with us, too. So, he stayed at my dorm and we had a great time together. The Nagasaki trio was back together!
George got into Eau Claire around 2pm.
George and I outside of my room.
George and Asami gearing up.
I took them to Action City, one of the few things that Eau Claire has to do.
Go Karts. Asami really didn’t want to ride them because she thought they looked scary. But, we did ride them. Asami just drove really slow.
Outside at the mini-golf course. Closed for the season.
Back inside waiting for an airhockey table.
Me vs. George.
Asami and George playing Time Crisis or something.
Got us some tickets!
We went and bought some candy with our tickets since we had just enough for everyone. Ever since Asami came to America she wanted to try taffy, because she heard from her friend that when he had taffy it was really shocking. So, she had some expecting something very tasty…
But was not very pleased… She didn’t eat the rest.
We went to Festival to pick out some Wisconsin beers.
When we got back, we ordered Asami’s first pizza! Bryan came over and then the party started.
George and I playing guitar hero.
The pizza came!
George and Bryan.
The beers we picked. Spotted Cow was the best one, Cracked wheat was the worst, I think.
George, master ramen eater.
The following day, I planned to meet Larry at Shanghai and have him show his restaurant. Unfortunately, he overslept! So, we enjoyed it ourselves.
George and Asami at Shanghai.
George actually ordered the knock-out roll. I couldn’t believe it! I tried to warn him, but his adventurous spirit wouldn’t have it.
He actually had quite a good run. He ate it all! It’s the first time I’d ever seen anyone eat all of it.
But it wasn’t easy.
When we got back to the dorm, George showed Asami how to make snow angels.
We got a call from Larry apologizing for over sleeping and then invited us to dinner and bowling later on.
First, bowling at Wagners:
Asami bowling a 1.
Larry and George.
All of us at Buffalo Wild Wings.
We came back to my place and Larry brought a lot of liquor.
Kayla getting ready to leave.
Asami and George.
George drinking Miller Highlife. A very untasty beer…