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Our first port. Dolphins escorted us into the port past snow capped mountains. We took a trip to Nebuta village to see the lanterns decorated for their annual parade. Then off to the Hirosaki Castle, over 200 years old and surrounded by Castle Park and 2600 cherry blossom trees most of which were in bloom. What a sight ! In the afternoon we saw the Buddhist temples and the Seibi-en Japanese garden, which gave us more ideas for our own ...
... 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 ...
Saturday I was off on another wonderful ITT (Information, Tickets & Tours - one of the operations my "Fun Stuff Squadron" runs).
The Aomori Nebuta Festival is one of the many summer festivals in Japan. While several other cities also have this type of festival, the one in Aomori attracts the largest number of tourists and is one of three ...
... is actually driving in cities; it's the open road that I love.]
And that is how I found myself sleeping on a reclining chair in a semi-darkened room, surrounded by many other people doing the same. The guy next to me was snoring fit to wake the dead (but not himself, unfortunately!) so I ended up moving camp halfway through the night, settling in a darker corner with an extra towel. Towels, as well as ...
... might find a little corner to squeeze in, as the entire boardwalk was already covered with groundsheets or taped-off sections. I wonder how far in advance people had done this! I'd found out where the fireworks launch site was, so later in the day we'd gone back and claimed a little spot for ourselves, using my sarong.
Seriously, one of the single most useful items you can take on a trip is a sarong. Even if you're ...
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