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Travel Blogs from Maebashi
No longer the 'split girl'
This past week brought a much anticipated breakthrough for me. I have a new trick in the show!
In the trapeze nomenclature the term 'split girl' refers to the lowest level flyer in the troupe, almost always a female, who is hired because she is able to perform the most rudimentary trick in trapeze, the split. If likened to standard business practices it is an 'assistant' position. A great many female flyers start out ...
... the pictures I've included in this post were taken during my rides. There is so much beauty here. I feel blessed to be seeing so much of it and excited to share some of the images with you.
Flying wise, I'm making steady headway along the path to my goals. Progress is slower than I would like (the story of my life as an impatient Aries), but I am assured by Daniel that in fact my progress is marching along at a very reasonable pace. ...
This morning Cole and I got up at 5:00 am and walked about a mile to
Tenmongu Shrine this morning. As we walked along the road, the buildings
became older and older as we approached the base of the mountain. The
architecture is very rustic and intricate. The 30 foot walls of the shrine
were covered in relief, and even a 6 inch bird had every single feather
depicted. Detail is very important here. This is also true to everyday
life. When the maids ...
I did not get to make an entry yesterday because I was out seeing the sights. I ended up waking up around 5 in the morning the other day, and so I went outside to see the city. All the people were very friendly. We even saw a class of children along the street doing perspective drawings on boards. They were very excited to see Americans and loved Cole's beard. Everything in the city is laid out and presented in a nice way. Some of the ...
... the parking lot, while on the other hand I wished to relax and limit my activities ahead of another work week.
New city, new found freedom
Enter Ōta...and my new toy.
Ōta (太田市 Ōta-shi) is a city in eastern Gunma Prefecture. It is located 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Tokyo. Ōta's leading industry is manufacturing and it is the home of the car manufacturer Subaru.Ōta covers about ...