Now that the Noto-tour portion was over, we headed on up to Minabe, hometown of the Takeda's. I had never been there before or met any of my distant relatives, so it was a great side trip.
Tokyo was also fun. We met back up there with some of the Noto-tour members. Kevin and the rest of the family went home while I stayed back to visit some friends. Thanks to Lance and his wife for letting me stay at their place for a week.