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Each year the city of Misawa and Misawa Air Base partner for a great celebration of American culture. .......or at least what the local nationals believe to be American style. The theme varies year to year from western, which brings out the cowboy boots and big belt buckles,to music themes from Rock & Roll to Punk or Funk.
This year ...
Had planned to hang-out at home this weekend and catch-up on some projects, but when an invite came from my Outdoor Recreation (ODR) Adventure Programs Director, Ron, to help him and our ODR Director, Mike, test some new dry-suits at Lake Towada, I jumped at the chance.......even if it required a dip in the lake to check for leaks!
... mache from the poles. Food, drink and games of chance will be offered along the streets. While there are a few activities and entertainment that take place during the weekend, the main activity is just walking the streets of the festival ...
Started my long weekend off by revisiting a not too distant landmark (Seagull Island) and the route of the Hachinohe Half Marathon that I ran a few weeks ago. The route was beautiful - right along the Pacific Coast - but since I was running 13.1 miles, I wasn't carrying a camera then :o)
Seagull Island is sort of crazy. It's not really an "island". It is ...
... but everything is encased in ice and wind whipped snow. The frosty covering on some items has almost a feather like look.
As I finished up my snowshoeing hike I headed home back down the snow road. ....but I was SO TIRED I ended up taking a nap in the car :o) That was one tough hike today! I'll sleep well ...
Other places to stay in Misawa
1-9-2 Saiwai-cho, Misawa | 3 star hotelfrom $101
2-1-1 Chuocho, Misawa | Hotelfrom $73
1-3-26 Saiwaicho, Misawa | Hotelfrom $50
1-6-48 Saiwaicho, Misawa | Hotelfrom $51
3-8-4 Matsuzonocho, Misawa | Hotelfrom $59
1-6-8 Saiwaicho, Misawa | Hotelfrom $43
1-1-46 Hirahata, Misawa | Hotelfrom $79
89 Furumagiyama, Misawa | Hotelfrom $64
68-61 Furumagiyama, Misawa | Hotelfrom $75