Our legendary “mountain karma” came through once again. Yesterday, Mt. Fuji (the tallest peak in Japan and a sacred site to many) was socked in, with cloudy skies and rain. Today, blue poured into the sky and the clouds parted. We found a spectacular spot to hang out, eat blueberry ice cream, and enjoy the view.

After a week of both of us fighting colds, a sunny, laid-back day like this was just what the doctor ordered.