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This is Page 2 of 2 - the best of 2006 - only pictures included in the Christmas Letter!
posted: December 29th, 2006
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Continuing with pictures which are included in the Annual Christmas Letter - June, 2006 through the end of the year. I have done this for people who want to see those pictures in a larger size and also for people who have not been given access to the Christmas Letter itself. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin June 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter
  June, 2006. The first picture here is on Page 7 of the Christmas Letter and the 2nd and 3rd shots are on Page 8. Two kinds of orchids on Mt. Takao.
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End June 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter, Begin August's Photos
  There are no pictures from July, 2006. These 3 shots were taken during August, 2006 and are on Page 8 of the Christmas Letter. The first shot was at Haneda Airport and the 2nd and 3rd shots were taken at Mt. Mitake.
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  The only shot in this row is on Page 9 of the Christmas Letter - again taken during August, 2006.
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End August 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter, Begin September's Photos
  September, 2006. The first 2 shots here are on Page 9 of the Christmas Letter - a trip to Kusatsu. The 3rd shot was also in the Kusatsu Area and is on Page 10 of the Christmas Letter.
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  September, 2006. The 2 shots in this row were taken while hiking in the Kusatsu Area and are on Page 10 of the Christmas Letter.
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End September 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter, Begin October's Photos
  October, 2006. The first 2 shots here were taken on Mt. Kiso-Komagatake (2,956 meters = 9,698 feet) and can be found on Page 10 of the Christmas Letter. This was the most incredible adventure we had during 2006. The 3rd shot (also Mt. Kiso-Komagatake) is on Page 11 of the Christmas Letter
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  October, 2006. All 3 shots in this row are on Page 11 of the Christmas Letter and were also taken on Mt. Kiso-Komagatake.
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  October, 2006. All 3 of these shots were taken on Mt. Kiso-Komagatake and can be found on Page 12 of the Christmas Letter.
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  October, 2006. A long shot of Mt. Kiso-Komagatake and a map of the mountain - both on Page 12 of the Christmas Letter.
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End October 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter, Begin November's Photos
  November, 2006. The first 2 shots are on Page 13 of the Christmas Letter and the 3rd shot is on Page 14. All 3 shots were taken during a climb of Mt. Kumotori (2,018 meters = 6,620 feet).
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  November, 2006. All 3 of these FALL COLOR shots were taken at Jindai Botanical Garden and are on Page 14 of the Christmas Letter. Note that there is a large size PDF of the 3rd photo. Click HERE for the 473 KB PDF file
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or HERE for 473 KB PDF file
End November 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter, Begin December's Photos
  December, 2006. This first picture is a helicopter logging operation on Mt. Takao. This is on Page 15 of the Christmas Letter and was taken on December 16, 2006. The next 2 shots are the beautiful (and delicious) cake which Kazuya made for Christmas Dinner. It's a log with a large branch sticking out of it and some moss (chocolate) hanging from the branch. These 2 shots are on Page 15 of the Christmas Letter.
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End Page 2, End 2006's Photos From Christmas Letter
  This is a link to a separate web page showing a Relatively NEW photo of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our new Sharp Aquos TV. You can see the new DVD Shelf here too.
    April 1, 2006 DVD Collection,
Movie of Home Theater System
& New TV Pictures
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