Due to a marvelous stroke of coincidence, Ets' birthday fell exactly on the exact day when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. You really couldn't time this any better if you tried.
An even greater coincidence saw some friends invite us for a hanami cum BBQ party so that's how we celebrated my lovely wife's birthday.
The bunch of us drove to Koshienhama Seaside Park to enjoy the spectacularly great day but it turns out plenty of people had the same idea and the car park was completely full so we had to resort to parking the car outside on the sidewalk. With that done, we got to setting up our BBQ area with the grill, chairs, table, and shade before firing up the coals and prepping the food.
I prepared my favourite Jamaican Jerk marinaded beef and Satoshi brought a dutch oven with the intention of putting a whole chicken in it at some point.
All in all, a great day out with some good food coupled with some fellow BBQ aficionados. If today was any indication, the bunch of us will probably end up going camping in the coming months. Definitely looking forward to it.