Grand Sanpia Hachinohe
Travel Blogs from Hachinohe
... was focused on show cars and motorcycles.
The weather was AWESOME! Bright blue skies, slight breeze, and warm, but not hot. The streets were lined with both Japanese specialty food stands and American foods sold by private organizations (POs) made up of people from the base. The POs were selling everything from giant turkey legs, hamburgers, ...
... disconnect one of their feet and use it to push off with. Of course, one they get to where they will descend, they have to strap back in. ....and most sit down in the snow to strap back in. ...they also seem to fall a lot more :o)
The ski lodge has a nice little lunch counter with a good selection of food. ...
... well against scenery, but with the leaves at the height of their colors, we actually blended in. Good thing none of us had to be rescued! :o)
All in all, it was a great day. I'm sure my arms, shoulders and neck will remind me tomorrow how much fun it was, but it was well worth it. Just an absolutely great day to be on the water and in Japan!
... 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 ...
- Free parking