I have too many stories in pending sigh!
Anyway on the weekend before we went to Shizuoka-ken to visit hubby’s friend and his little family. It was also the longest and farthest outing for Ihsan so far since he was born. Towards the exact day before we started our journey, I had been planning and preparing stuffs both for us to bring along and after we came home. I ironed hubby’s work uniform, prepared some frozen foods because I was sure we would reach home late on Sunday, I baked some buns and muffins to bring along and I ensured that our needs and especially Ihsan’s for the outing were complete. Once everything was readied it looked as like were going to leave home for a week instead of 2 days and 1 night! 😛 Well… there is no way you could pack light for a travel with a baby. So I wasn’t surprised because I kinda expected it already.
We left home on Saturday, November 28th, 2009 at about 6.30 am. Luckily throughout our journey the traffic was smooth and Ihsan was very behaved. He usually sleeps when put in his infant car seat. Still after a long time he started to become fussy might be because he was boring. So I distracted him with his toys besides making funny faces. That works most of the time except when he is hungry 😀 No compromise when it comes to his hungry little stomach. We headed towards central Nagano before turning towards Kofu in Yamanashi. We were actually quite near to where ‘Abid is laid rest. Earlier before the day arrived, hubby asked whether we wanted to stop to visit ‘Abid and we could also fix the new tombstones that we have been keeping at home all these while. It sounded like a good plan and I too really wished to go there for a long time. But I didn’t want to take the risk of bringing Ihsan along. Ihsan is still too small and I think he is not suitable yet to be brought to cemetery area. So we didn’t go there. I don’t know when else I could go visit ‘Abid. It surely gonna take some times to wait until Ihsan is grown up a bit. If only there is someone else to look after Ihsan for a while so that I could go together with hubby then. Might be I should have gone there already when I was pregnant with Ihsan. But still, I didn’t because I needed to be extra careful while being pregnant with him especially for the reason that I had a few bleeding during the early pregnancy. Throughout my pregnancy with Ihsan the farthest I went was to Matsumoto that is about 90 km from home. Even that was after constant nagging to hubby before finally he agreed to bring me. Anyway I think I should just leave this matter at the moment.
Now back to the story, we stopped at Kawaguchiko to enjoy the view of magnificent Fuji-san. We arrived there quite early at about 9.00 am but unfortunately the environment was too bright and foggy too at the same time. So all the pictures we took were either with our faces looked dark or the Fuji-san turned out very blur. So after a while we decided to come back later during our way home. We continued our journey and reached Yamanakako. Apparently the view of Fuji-san in Yamanakako was much more beautiful and clearer too. I told hubby we should make a round of the lake and find a suitable place to stop. But hubby drove towards up the hill instead. Grrr mana lah nak nampak Fuji-san tu because we were actually at the kaki gunung itself! So after a while I said to him to just move on with our journey. Along the journey towards Shizuoka, we passed a breathtaking view of very wide yellow grassland with the mountainous sight from afar and the surrounding was covered with contrast bright blue sky. It was so beautiful! 😀 Hubby stopped at the roadside and we took a few pictures. There were a few other people too stopped to enjoy the view like us. The grass was so tall and the soil was black in color. We could actually walk into the grassland but I hesitated since Ihsan is still small and there might be a lot of fine grass hair everywhere that we couldn’t see we our naked eyes. Plus the ground wasn’t that firm and we still had a long journey to go.
So, we continued with our journey headed straight to Fuji Safari Park. Actually there are 3 sections in the park, the Safari Drive, the Safari Walk and the Safari Petting Zoo. We just paid for the Safari Drive and the Safari Petting Zoo. Seriously, I really enjoyed the Safari Drive area! It was my first time so of course I was so excited. Especially when we got to be soo near to the wild animals. Hubby too was amazed looking at the animals! Ihsan??? He was just busy looking around but I’m sure he didn’t understand a thing ahaha! 😛 The funny thing is, we kept passing Ihsan from back to front to back because we wanted to include him in the pictures. At one point he was tired and hungry so he started to get cranky. So we continued looking at the animals while I nursed Ihsan. Might be we should bring Ihsan again when he grown up a bit and knows what lion is 😉 By the way, I enjoyed looking at the grizzly bears the most. They were really hairy and biggg! After our round in the Safari Drive, we entered the Safari Petting Zoo. There, we saw the sheeps, small monkeys, hippo, pony, kangaroos, rabbits and many more. We could actually play with the animals. You know… touch them and feed them. But since Ihsan is still fragile so I didn’t bring him so near to the animals. Plus we were lazy to wash our hands afterwards every time we play with the animals. It was fun and worths the money. Lastly we bought a few souvenirs and headed straight to Numazu in Shizuoka.
We arrived at Uncle Neko’s place at about 4.00 pm. Ihsan got to meet Auntie Ida and Kawaii Nabilah! Nabilah was born exactly 3 weeks earlier than Ihsan. She is such a gebu baby! It was fascinating to see them playing together side by side. Well, actually they didn’t play together. Both of them are too young and each of them was busy being in their own world. We, the parents who were busy imagining them playing together 😛 Auntie Ida prepared delicious meal commonly prepared on hari raya. So we had peanut sauce with nasi impit, rendang, lontong, ayam bakar and tart nenas gulung. Yummy! But I couldn’t really enjoy eating standard la because kejap2 interrupted by Ihsan. Jarang la dpt makan dgn penuh nikmat sejak jd Mama ni 😛 Anyway we had fun eating, chit-chatting, and laughing. At about 10.00 pm the babies started to become cranky. So I went to sleep first with Ihsan while hubby was enjoying updating each other with his buddy. On the tomorrow of the day, we woke up quite early at about 6.30 am. Ida was already in the kitchen since the early morning. We had breakfast of nasi lemak. At about 10.00 am, everyone was readied. We went out to the beach and took a few pictures. After a while we went to Niji No Sato. I thought it was actually a small common park. But apparently the place was thronged with visitors who came to enjoy the autumn view. It is actually a huge park with a few different types of gardens in it. We walked around and took many pictures. I really had fun there. Ihsan slept most of the times in his stroller and only woke up only every once in a while. I no longer worried going for an outing with Ihsan because usually he would be such a dear. After a few hours, we decided to go home even though we hadn’t explored about half of the park area since we were already running out of time. But I managed to buy a few souvenirs though.
Pics semua lebih krg previous entry jer.
Fuji-san as seen from Kawaguchiko
With tulips at Fuji Safari Park
Kitorg g UK sbnrnya ni tau! 😀
At Niji No Sato
Ihsan with Nabilah. Ihsan wat muka pelik. Nabilah tgh mkn KFC 😀
We went back to Uncle Neko’s house to perform prayers and fetch our things. After a while we bid goodbye to each other. It was already dark at that time. Actually hubby planned to stop at Gotemba Outlet on our way back but since we were already late and we had long more journey to go so we just straightly headed home. Furthermore hubby had to work on the next day so he really needed some good rest. We really enjoyed and had fun during our trip to Shizuoka especially when we found out hat there are actually many interesting places between our places. Besides, it was less cold in Shizuoka to be compared with our place during this winter season. I could feel it was quite a vast difference between these places. I even felt so dread to go home since the weather in Shizuoka felt quite nice and comfortable! 😛 Perhaps we could visit them again next time! 😉