It's been 8 years since I last saw my Flickr friend, Maui Luna.
Over the years there have been lots of changes for both of us.
And it was nice that she wanted to meet up while she was in Japan.
We met at Shin-Osaka (the bullet train station in Osaka), and had a nice lunch.
After lunch we went in search of a park so her young son could run off some energy.
We were lucky to find a park that had cherry blossoms blooming.
The thing that I enjoy about this time of year is that you can find cherry trees blooming almost anywhere.
You don't need to make a special trip to a famous tourist site to enjoy them.
Maui Luna also gave me these omiyage from San Francisco, Hawaii and Japan.
It was a short visit but I'm glad I got to see her again and also to meet her son.
Thank you Maui Luna for a great day.