Whah! The vacation was awesome but too short. I love hanging out with Mom and Dad but now it was time for them to go to DC. I was very sad to see them go!
They took the Airport Limousine bus to Narita. Their JR passes had expired and the bus is super convenient since it was waiting outside the hotel and took them straight to the airport. There were no train transfers to navigate with luggage during Tokyo rush hour. That is a huge plus! We had bought the tickets at the New Sanno front desk and I highly recommend that method of travel. It's also more reliable than the train since bad weather seems to greatly impact the schedule. Even high winds cause delays.
They took the 0730 bus which was the perfect time for them based on their flights. We said our good-byes. While it was sad, it was such an amazing vacation that I carried over that residual happiness. My vacation was complete.
Then I headed into work for the afternoon. Next exciting event on the horizon? SMS' triumphant return to Japan!!!!