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The Day My Photo Trip Did Not Go As Planned

It happens sometimes. The disaster photography trip. It's my last Spring Sakura season here in Japan, and I really wanted to photograph the blossoms at Chureito Pagoda with Mount Fuji in the background. It's an iconic image, and I wanted my own version. It's very important to me to get my own photo, as it's a symbol that I was actually there. My memory preserved. Of course, I'm not such a fanatic that I ONLY take photos and don't sit and enjoy and absorb the memory of being in a place (my darling and oh so patient husband may disagree with me!)

First error of the trip was taking my four year old with me. Most of the time he is pretty compliant, especially when candies are involved. I rationed him to one candy per break in the steps up to the pagoda. The whining was minimized, but not completely irradiated.