Thursday - Rainy and snowy, then clear
A good day, and a good week!
I had a great time away. Some of the time was with F and some of the time was alone, but it was all quite enjoyable.
On Friday evening, F and I drove to Yamagata city, stayed in a hotel and then drove to Sendai on Saturday. In the early part of the day, we went to Shiogama to the Fish Market and had a very fresh lunch. They have the set up that we can buy fresh fish from a stall and then buy some rice and miso soup elsewhere to make lunch. They do have a do it yourself grill somewhere, but we haven’t used it. It was great this time!
|A little ikura, squid, tuna and salmon on rice.|
|F enjoying his lunch a lot!|
We checked into our very nice hotel in Izumi, and later met up with an ex-student of mine who was also an ex-classmate of F’s. We had a very enjoyable time and it was lovely to see her again. We had an okay dinner at the outlet mall and then came back to our room for a little bit of wine and conversation.
On Sunday, we drove to another city and went to a movie. We went to see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I enjoyed it, but then again, I love Eva Green! We drove back to our hotel and had a very fancy dinner at the hotel.
On Monday, we checked out of our hotel and then drove back to the other city and saw the movie I wanted to see originally, Doctor Strange. After it was over, F drove me to the nearest subway station and I left him to drive home.
I took the subway to downtown Sendai and checked into my hotel. I spent the next three nights there.
On Monday I bought a movie card and watched a couple of movies in the hotel. I did a lot of crochet that night too!
Tuesday, I got up early and went to see the street market. It was a little underwhelming, but only because I couldn’t really buy anything. I also went to Ikea, walked all around and then had lunch before going to the Natori Mall. At Natori, I bought some yarn and then came back downtown to my hotel. I tried to take a nap, but failed. However, I got up a little later, took a shower and then headed out again to meet up with another ex-student.
|Ikea. I was so happy to finally get there!|
|My new yarn. I've spent about 5 hours and have knitted about 3/4 of an inch. |
Now I know why I crochet!
We had dinner in a fairly nice restaurant, and a lot of great conversations. After that, I went back to my hotel and started knitting!
On Wednesday, I slept in quite late and then went shopping! I stayed mostly in the downtown area. I didn’t buy a lot, but I got some teas and also bought a few postcards, but nothing as crazy as I usually do. I had dinner at a Hawaiian burger restaurant and then went back to the hotel where I did more knitting and stayed up much too late again!
|Avocado cheddar burger. It was messy but quite good!|
This morning I got up early-ish and then finished packing up my stuff. I checked out of the hotel and put my bag in to be sent home. I didn’t want to deal with carrying it around. I took my backpack and put it in a locker near the bus station, then went back to the station. I met up with some ladies in my women’s group AFWJ. We all live in Tohoku and it is sometimes hard to meet up. We had a nice lunch in an Italian restaurant and then spent some time chatting later.
I caught my bus with time to spare and began the long trip home. F was there at the bus station in Tsuruoka and we went for a quick dinner before picking up a few groceries.
I’ve spent the rest of tonight answering email, catching up on things and a little crafting!
Tomorrow I’m not sure what I’m going to get up to. Probably there’ll be a bit of laundry in my future! Come back later and I’ll tell you all about it! Until tomorrow….