Last weekend was supposed to be our English conversation school’s 8th annual Hanami Party. Sadly we had to cancel due to rain. The silver lining was that we had a free day. Unfortunately we couldn’t contact a few students to inform them of the cancellation. so my son and I decided to go to the park, just in case. We donned our rain gear and headed out to Zeze Castle Park, where our party was supposed to have been held. It had been raining quite heavily and there were some huge puddles in the park. My son and I enjoyed splashing in the puddles and running around the park. Because of the rain, there were very few people in the park and we could basically have free fun of the place. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom and the rain made everything shiny. It was a very beautiful site to see and I was so happy we had decided to go play in the park. My son and I enjoyed playing in the park, then lunch at an udon shop before heading home, This was truly a silver lining on a gray rain cloud.