Internet connections dried up and I really don’t like txting that much, so here is what happened.
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That was in the city of Yakayama(SP?) and we stayed in a business hotel that had an internet computer.??
We took at bus for 1.5 hours to the villiage that is listed as a world heritage site.?? We didn’t really have enough time to get take in the whole village.?? What we saw was very cool.?? A whole little villiage with an ancient irrigation system that is still being used and thatched roofed houses that have not changed in sytle since God knows when.??
Also, I think I drank two beers during the day before we got back on the bus.?? After the village it got a little un-fun.
The bus trip back to Yakayama took 1.5 hours.?? Then we got on another bus (for another 1.5 hours) to get to our next hotel.???? Note to Yayoi for next time:?? 4.5 hours on a bus in any one day is too much.
The hotel was very nice.?? It was out in the woods and in the mountains.?? I was able to again be naked outside at the open air public bath.?? I had more beer at the hotel.?? Made up a litte for the long bus ride day.
We took a very short 15 minute bus ride to a tramway that takes you up into the mountains.
The weather was rainy when we woke up, but Yayoi has Sunshine power that kicked in just when we needed it.
There were three stops on this Tramway system…bottom, middle and top.
Bottom is the bottom…not much to see.
Middle is nice…better moutain view, good bakery bread and a hot spring foot soaking bath that’s free! (see pics).
Top is the top…its really cold and has a great view…we both got a little alltitude sick and missed the first tram back down to the middle.
After the tramway, we took the bus back to Yakayama and then got on a train (I think) to our next Hotel.?? That hotel…was neat.?? I have to get details from Yayoi later, my brain is fired and I don’t remember much.??
What I do remember:
1.?? I had beer (at least three or maybe more)
2.?? The food was good.
3.?? I was naked outside again.?? Great public bath.
We took a local bus to the train station and then a train to Kanazawa to meet Mom and Dad Seko.
We had lunch in a fancy hotel (because Yayoi had some coupons).?? After lunch we RAN through a Japanese park for about 45 minutes before catching the bus back to the station to catch our train to the next hotel.
This Hotel was right on the water…very nice.?? Highlights are the same as above, it was nice to visit with Mom and Dad.
Today we spent all day on a tour bus from the hotel back to Kanazawa.?? That was on purpose, to have fun sightseeing.?? If we went direct it would have take a lot less time.?? Anyway, it was??a very nice sightseeing bus ride.
See pictures of the bus ride stops:
Other things that went by kinda quick.
We got back to Kanazawa station early and changed our train back to Kyoto to 1600…which was cool.
We had a little a race with the clock in Kyoto.?? We only had four minutes to change trains to catch the first express from Kyoto to Aburahi (HOME).?? Mom and Yayoi made it now problem.?? They were in car 4 and closer to the stairs where you change platforms.
Dad and I were in car 10 and I had our rolling suitcase to lug so we made it just in the nick of time.
We got back about 1930.?? Yayoi and mom are out shopping and dad and I went and got some take out dinner and had a couple of beers.
Now, I am going to take a shower and pass out.?? Yeah, I now its only 2107…but I am pooped.