Still haven't made it up to the sewing machine yet, but we did eat some good Japanese food last night. When in Pensacola, discerning diners eat at Yamato.
They have 2 Hibachi tables, but we opted for the tatami room. You leave your shoes on the stone steps leading up to the dining room, and they have a recessed area under the table so your knees won't protest at being folded up.
They even opened a curtain to give us some ambiance.
Lucas loves the bridge (below) you can walk over at the entrance (I was tempted to, but this foyer is visible to the dining room and I didn't want people to think I was goofy).
Lucas said he felt like he was in Japan, so that prompted me to find some old pictures from when we took Drew to Japan in 2000 to meet the relatives. We slept on the floor at an onsen (hot spring place with a hotel - I think that's the name of it) and these pictures crack me up - especially Drew on the floor. My picture-taking skills have improved, but too bad I didn't have a digital camera back then.