Friends from Katie’s jazz dance class recently invited us to have a barbeque at Green Park in Utsunomiya. We’d never been there before, but were really impressed with how many fun things there were for kids to do! After feasting on delicious barbequed meat and vegetables next to the Kinugawa river, the kids set off to ride funny bicycles and then test their physical prowess on the “over water obstacle course.” There was also a water play area, a paddle boat lake, and venders selling ice cream, crepes, and other delectable treats. The weather was perfect and we greatly enjoyed the time with our friends. We definitely plan to visit again!