Hotel Crystal Palace
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... a gaijin to the lady at the counter. I thought I was getting the 'gaijin price' of 5200 yen at first because of the way they were looking at and speaking to each other. I saw the pricing on the wall and it said the same, 5200 yen per night. I couldn't turn on the power for the room lights at first. Some things had power. Then I realized the flap on the main switch was a receiver to a plastic blade on the room key. You leave it in there. I showered and ate. Better luck ...
... booth, the guys asked where we were from and then gave us a bunch of stickers as souvenirs for coming so far for the event. The drivers of one of the Subarus (one of my favourites that was there!) gave us a full tour of his car and chatted with us for half an hour. At another booth, someone who was originally from Vancouver that moved to Japan gave us his email and said he'd show us to some of the other tuning shops and car meets this weekend as ...
... were pretty happy we were only there for one night - I think we felt dirtier after taking a shower there than before.
After "settling" into (crying into a questionable pillow) at the Annex, we picked up our rental car (an adorable Nissan March - unfortunately not of the Nismo variety) so we'd have transportation to Tsukuba Circuit tomorrow.
Overall, not a very eventful day, but Tsukuba Circuit tomorrow means good things to come!!
... br> We walked to the Hama-Rikyu Gardens, which is one of the oldest gardens in Tokyo. Unfortunately, we only had 45 minutes and we ended up in the wrong direction. We reached the designated boat pier directly instead of winding our way around the gardens. Oh well, maybe next time. We had been to the gardens a few years ago with Shigeki.
From the gardens, we took a one stop ride by boat and changed to another boat to Odaiba. ...
Final preps done and just relaxing today. Marc giving his last seminar. They are giving us a goodbye party this evening and heading home tomorrow. What a summer it has been and life changing too. I am now a Chiari Brain Surgery survivor, my year anniversary is tomorrow. I did it!!!!! Yeah. If I can conquer this I can conquer ANYTHING!!! Thank you Japan for giving me guidance, strength, courage, kindness and so much more. You will always have a special place in my ...
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