We started our morning with a 3 hour drive to Morioka. We were greeted with some snow. Very beautiful for Santa and crew.
We woke up with some snow on the ground. It was so beautiful and gave us the white Christmas feeling. We drove 3 hours through the mountains to the town of Yamada. This is one of our favorite places to visit. We met some really good people here in the last few years and became friends with many.
Santa and crew took off from Camp Zama at 0200, Dec 16th and arrived at Tohoku Children's Village in Sendai at 0800. They immediately started setting up for the Christmas party. There was so much food that was provided by the community members of Camp Zama and Atsugi Air Base. Over 50 participants from the orphanage, nearby neighbors and past residents participated in wreath making and made gingerbread houses. After the meal, Santa made a special appearance and presented 19 youth with a present.