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... to Cleveland. The one hour flight was fine. Our sweet daughter was there to pick us up at the airport and we chatted our way home.
We calculate that we traveled approximately 18,971 miles over the past two weeks. And right now it feels like it! But the inspiration that has come from visiting with our dedicated brothers and sisters halfway around the world keeps us energized. I look forward to putting some of those summary lessons learned in my final post yet to ...
As the 13+ hour flight from Detroit closed in on Japan, I watched our progress on the flight tracking program on the screen in front of me. We followed the arc of the Kuril Islands - site of the launch of the Japanese fleet that attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. We flew near Sapporo on the northern island - site of the Winter Olympic Games back in the 1970's. Then over Fukushima Prefecture which gave its name to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear ...
Today we went off to Nagoya Castle. So far it has been my favorite and not just because the SAKURA ARE RUFFIANLY IN FULL BLOOM but it had a awesome layout and design. We also went to the palace but it had been rebuilt and was all new so it wasn't as good. The we went to a shrine that was deep in a park that was more like a forest. There I saw Miko-sans! Later we found another discount figure store where I went a bit nuts =P
Inter net is being a *****, pic will come tomorrow night.
After about an hour of shopping and looking around. We decided to leave Sunshine Sakae. It was time to head to Oasis 21. This was another shopping center, only this was a huge mall that has a structure that reminded me of something space age. I loved that the architecture is what kept me so interested in this mall. The shops weren't great but the structure of the design was enough to keep us exploring for a good two hours.
Oasis 21's top floor is ...
... it was time to look to get on a train and travel just out of the city center to visit Nagoya Castle.
After arriving at Nagoya Castle. We purchase our tickets and take a walk around the grounds. Nagoya castle is massive. A lot of walk ways and path ways that lead around this massive empty mote. We grab a couple of bottles of water, some ice cream and take in the scenery of this enormous structure. Just walking around the castle was enough to be in awe of this ...
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