The job he has in Japan takes a lot of his time in June. The summer is short in Hokkaido, so outdoor students have to pack a lot of camping, climbing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, etc. into a short amount of time, which means every weekend and some of the weekdays. This week he is away at an outdoor educators conference, followed by a two day hike up to the highest onsen in Japan. I saw him and one of his students off to the airport by bus.
We have had a few birthday meals together. We ate at Ren Ren Ren Chinese Restaurant last week.
Happy Birthday, Ted!