Hachinohe Grand Hotel
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... some show cars/hot rods.
Below are a few video clips that will give you a feel for the parade. The band sounds really good. ...and, what would a parade in Japan be without DRUMS?!
(Note: The background sound in the motorcycle video is the sound from the pedestrian crosswalk. You just have to love the Japanese)
... long run once more, but after that, I thought it safest to remain on the lower runs so I didn't jeopardize my marathon plans for later this year.
The snow really was great. There were several inches of fresh powder on top of some packed and iced over snow.
... when Mike decided it was time to test the dry-suit. It apparently worked because after getting back on his kayak, we completed a 4+ hour paddle.
The fall colors we absolutely brilliant! And the wispy white clouds in the perfectly blue skies made it even better.
Normally the bright yellow and orange kayaks would ...
After returning to Misawa after the great Fuji & Tokyo adventures, I was greeted by the lights, sounds and smells of the local Misawa Tanabata Festival.
The festival runs 26 - 28 July (last weekend in July even though Tanabata ...
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 ...