Travel Blogs from Misawa
... antique bikes.
Many of the parade items were from the base including each of the 0-6 (Colonels) in their staff trucks handing out candy, 50 Sailors in service dress (winter blues) carrying the 50 state flags, EOD command vehicle, CE bulldozer, dump truck and of course a snowplow! The city of Misawa also contributes - school band, various ...
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!
... the decorations. ...and eating something from any of the numerous food booths. I also like to see the local Japanese in their traditional kimonos.
According to wikipedia:
Tanabata (七夕, ...
... to having people walking around, some do get rather noisy. ...and others swoop down at you. Most of the Japanese visitors carry umbrellas to keep bird droppings off their heads and clothes. I just tried to stay away from the swarms of birds.
The half marathon followed Route 1 along the Pacific Coast from the port area south. The road is a small 2-lane ...
... was REALLY whipping ...but I kept going! As you can see, I was properly attired ... no exposed skin! Luckily, the wind was at my back going up. Coming down it was a bit brisk as it found a few spots to sneak in around the goggles.
Once I made it to the top of the first peak, I decided to follow the ridge line ...
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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
1-9-40 Saiwaicho, Misawa | Hotelfrom $31
68-61 Furumagiyama, Misawa | Hotelfrom $75