Off to my first event. We drove to a festival. All the children dress up and pulled a shrine. Here is a relative of Eriko. This was in the town that Eriko grew up. Her two brothers, their families, and her mother still live here. Along the way, there are drinks and food. We met up with her mother and friends. I met many of the people who will be at the dinner tonight. What a lovely loving family. I am so blessed that I will be part of this incredible family for the day.