Another fun thing I did this weekend was checking out Satsuki Matsuri, which is a little May festival put together by JASGA (the Japan-America Society of Greater Austin). I don't know much about the organization, but I've wanted to go to one of their events for a while, so I asked Barron, who's been a bachelor with Koa while Mariko and Bay are in Japan. We had a good time, but it was mostly because Koa was lots of fun. The festival had too many people crowded into small areas, so it was tough to really see anything. There were some vendors with snacks and other food, and then some dance and martial arts demonstrations. We ate some snacks and ice cream, but how can they call it a festival without beer? The best part was just spending time with Barron and Koa - Koa was really friendly and let me carry him a little bit, too, and he totally perked up when I sang some of the Japanese kids songs I know! It was really neat to see the Zilker Botanical Gardens again, too - I hadn't been there in years!
View photos: Satsuki Matsuri