Vicki and Van visit the Pershing's in Iwakuni, Japan
|We arrived in Iwakuni via Hiroshima, Seoul and LA. The Marine Air Station is where Adam and Jen call home for the time being.
|The town of Iwakuni, Japan as seen from the Pershing's quarters. Iwakuni is considered a country hick town in Japan.
|Sammy and Johnny are the best friends as seen in this candid shot of a friendly game of cards.
|Japan has some of the most beautiful women in the world. They can be seen gathered 'round the seawalls of the small towns.
|Grandma loves her boys.
|We visited the Kintai Bridge.
|The Pershing family as seen crossing the Kintai Bridge. It was cherry blossom time as came be seen the background.
|Young Jonathan posing in front of a statue of some great Japanese statesman (or whoever).
|We visited Miyajima island. This is what visitors see as they enter the island port - at least when we're there!
|On Miyajima the deer hunting is excellent and somewhat easier than here at home.
|Miyajima is home to many beautiful sites - at least when we're there!
|At tram ride up into the mountains of Miyajima reveals some great views.
|The mountain tops are covered with beautiful sites - at least when we're there!
|Here Johnny assembles a small airplane under the tutelage of his Grandfather
|Johnny has his annual dental check up at the Iwakuni clinic. The dentists there are some of the best in the world, we are told.
|Lt. Adam Pershing's radio show, "Eat Your Eighties", airs twice weekly on the local Armed Forces Network. Here is mother and father are guests on the show.
|Eating out is always a treat. A delicious meal of chicken on a stick is partaken of at what those can't pronounce the real name call the "Chicken Shack".
|A shot taken outside the Chicken Shack of Grandma and Grandpa with the boys.
|Samari warriors are a common site throughout Japan.
|Grandpa and the boys pose on an old steam locomotive on display in Tsuwano, Japan.
|We visit a tourist attraction called Huis Ten Bosch close to Sasabo, Japan. It's a replica of a Holland city built by a Japanese who was in love with Holland. It's on the scale of Disneyland.
|Here were are posing in a pair of rather large wooden shoes.