Sunday - Windy, sunny, cool
A good day.
I woke up this morning, barely, and got up and got dressed. A little while later, F and I went out to have breakfast. We went to Grado and had a lovely lunch. We both had pork roast with a yuzo kosho sauce.
After lunch, we drove out to Kushibiki to a park/old castle grounds that I had never even heard of before. It was lovely. We saw some gorgeous cherry trees in bloom, and walked around. We visited a graveyard area and it was so peaceful and beautiful that I wouldn't have minded staying longer. On our way back to the car we passed some small statues that were very interesting and very different to those I usually see in Japan. Finally we saw a group of Jizo that were wearing lovely new hats and bibs. They were cheerful rather than sad like they are in most shrines that I've seen.
|Me under the torii|
|Kushibiki drain cover|
From Kushibiki we drove on and made a stop at Matsugaoka. We didn't plan it this way, but there was a craft sale going on there. We parked and had a look around. There were many beautiful things that I would have loved to buy, but I have neither the money nor the space for the items. I know that F would have bought me something if I had asked, but I really didn't need anything. Sadly we arrived around 3:30 and the sale ended at 4:00 so we didn't have a lot of time to poke around the stalls.
From Matsugaoka we came home for a bit. F needed to re-bandage his foot and then we rested for a while.
We went out for dinner to the Evil Place, the yakiniku buffet. It wasn't my suggestion, but since F rarely makes requests I don't mind, I went along with it. It wasn't too bad. I had this really cool thing while I was there. It was cooked spaghetti in tin foil. They'd put onions on the bottom of it, then the spaghetti. From there, I could and did add cheese and a spaghetti sauce. I took the foil wrapped package, twisted the top and put it on the grill. A few minutes later it was steaming and ready to eat. It was so simple…I think it would make a great camping dinner really! You could bring pre-cooked pasta and add the sauce at the campsite. Grill over the fire and there's dinner. Yum.
After dinner we made a quick run through the grocery store for tomorrow's dinner. It'll be a meatless one…we'll have shrimp but no meat since we had too much today!
At home we relaxed. I made tea and emptied a few more things out of the fridge. I've been trying to throw out a lot of the expired junk that has accumulated in my fridge over the years. It is starting to made a difference space-wise. Yay.
And that's it for me. It was a good day and totally unexpected! I hoped it would be this good, but didn't think it could be. Nice to know I'm wrong. Got to go. Night!