Well, I wish I could say I've been enjoying Kyoto all this time, but truth be told, I've just been caught up in the beginning of the new school year, and I just don't want to look at a computer at home! Sorry!
Just wanted to put up this quick post so that you're not worried - and to show you that, as usual, Sam's been up to no good.
Here's a shot of the river "walk" in Kyoto and some of the lovely cherry blossoms. That's the bike I rented to get around (SO much fun - but I was exhausted after riding for 3 days!), and I used this river walk as the main North/South boulevard, so as to avoid the traffic. Though it was physically taxing, riding my bike was great since I was able to skirt the in-town madness, and just go along the cherry blossom filled edges of town.