Park Inn Kiryu
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So, this last week has been relatively uneventful. Most of my time and energy has been spent just settling into a daily routine. I've completed my first ten days of shows, 17 shows in all (plus 6 practices). This represents a pretty easy schedule...and I am very happy for it. As expected, although I am strong and in relatively good shape, this is where the word 'relatively' really comes into play. Trapeze requires a very specific set of muscles. However, as ...
So as it turns out, my next adventure has been one of learning to feed myself healthy and tasty meals.
First let me explain the cooking situation here. There is a communal kitchen which is equipped with a stove and a cold water only sink. This is available for me to use whenever I like but I must provide all my own food, cooking and cleaning supplies (and hot wash water). Because you have to walk to get to it, most people set up ...
... a bit more organized than in these pictures and will continue to become more comfortable as I am able to acquire additional storage items and shelves. My impression of Japan, particularly the Japanese people, thus far is very favorable. They are very friendly and polite and try their best to be helpful, even when a language barrier is present. My next step will to become more diligent in learning the language.
... Yu, was down in this area.
As we didn't have a lot of bags, we walked for 20 min to get to our comfy ryokan. We couldn't check in for a few hours, so we left our bag and headed out to explore. The weather was clear and crisp -- perfect for hiking up the hills and staircases on the way to the major sites and temples.
First we saw the famous red lacquered wooden Shinkyo Bridge . This site would have been a real looker a few weeks earlier ...
... br> I'm still suffering from jet lag as I was up at around 3 AM again. After tossing and turning for a while, I decided to just go out for a ride to test the knee. I had decided to stay in Takasaki for a 3rd night in case today's ride revealed that my knee was shot and I would have to evaluate my options. As explained above, the left knee is now better but the right knee is in pain.
Today's ride was a climb up Mt. Akagi, the start ...
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