Tateyama Grand Hotel
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... like I'm at Girl Scout summer camp: Cicadas buzzing, sweating so bad I can't pull my clothes on, you really should look for spiders before sitting...and makeup? Hardly! It just slides right off!
And then there are the creatures that try to come in to cool off. Roaches, we had those in Florida. We've had a few here too. They're big, gross, and they fly. Eww, that's all I'm going to say about ...
... or diarrhea from that water!)
On our way out we stopped in the store. It's a farmer's market of the produce they grow there. Well, there are toys and souvenirs too. You know my kids!
This is a place we will go to again with Joe. I really wanted to do the Swan shaped paddle boats, but I need another pair of legs to help paddle the boat! The kids really want to spend time on the playground, so we will plan another trip.
Today the group went to the ancient city of Kamakura to see the big Buddha, see the commercialism at shrines and to tour Kamakura. We saw the Buddha, played on the beach and then toured a park on Enoshima island outside of Kamakura. What a beautiful place!!! Too bad that the day was interrupted by a hailstorm and a hard driving thunderstorm. The ocean was crazy rough and their were surfers everywhere! To see Japanese ...
This morning we met up and traveled to Kamakura, which is one of my favorite places so far. We spent a few hours visiting the local shops, including a TOTORO store!
I watched that movie so many times as a child it is unreal. So of course I had to make a purchase or two while I was there. My sister would have loved it.
I got the majority of my souvenirs and gifts for people on this trip. We came across another shrine or temple, I forget which one ...
... the town and although there were other sights to see, I couldn't find the energy to walk to them, so we made our way to the station and thence back to Ueno. We ate at a restaurant in Ueno station precincts and stumbled back to the hotel for a long, hot bath. Andy's gizmo recorded 15,874 steps, covering 7.58 miles, including 28 sets of stairs.
After speaking to Jan, on Skype, I was very pleasantly surprised to get a message from Vici, saying ...
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