Hotel Crystal Plaza
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... I spoke to someone at the station. I decided to rent a car. Nancy, a Honda N One, for 8300 yen. I bought some food and comtemplated sleeping in the car overnight if could find a place to shower and charge my electronics. I ended up checking in at Hotel Hokuou nearby. I walked into the back area thinking it was the office. I interupted a group of cranky older men who were smoking like chimneys while playing mah jong. One of them walked me to the office and described ...
... 40 minutes from where we were staying. The drive out there was very pretty, as we passed a lot of open rice and vegetable fields and got to experience the smaller "suburb" areas of Japan. The only thing that could have made the drive better was if our silly little Nissan didn't have the Stop-Start function. You'd think you'd get used to it, but it really is just an annoying feature.
We could tell we were close to the track when ...
We dropped off our Hachiroku rental car in the morning and left Yokohama to head to Tsukuba. The train wasn't one of the usual JR trains (no forward facing seats, no reservations, quite a bit smaller) as Tsukuba isn't quite as popular as the other cities - it's got a population of 215,000 opposed to Tokyo's 13.5 million. As it turns out, that means there isn't a whole lot to see in Tsukuba, so we hung out in the local mall until it was time to check into ...
... we boarded the Tokaido line train for Shimbashi, there was an announcement and most of the people got off the train. Owen had to find out from the driver what had happened. Apparently, some one was injured on the line down the track and the train was not going to Shimbashi. We had to change to the Yamanote line. If this were to happen on the Sydney trains, it would stop all the trains. There was no other alternative to change ...
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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