October 30, 2017

Monday - Rainy and cold

A good day.

The weekend itself turned out quite well.  F and I left for Niigata quite early on Sunday morning and made fairly good time. We checked into the hotel early and left our stuff, then went to the restaurant.  Of course, my friend ended up being a bit late, but she made it eventually and we had a great conversation and some quite nice food! We moved to a nearby coffee shop, and while we were there, we noticed a Halloween Parade go by on the sidewalk. It was rather fun to watch!

After my friend left, F and I went over the street to the hotel and went to our room. My nose started running, and to be honest, hasn’t stopped since.  Ack. 

F and I went out for dinner and were planning to go and see a movie, but the theatre was in the opposite direction from the restaurant, and I started feeling really bad.  Since the restaurant took ages to give us our food, we ran out of time.  No movie.  Instead, we headed back to the hotel and I watched some TV.  We both ended up going to sleep just after midnight. 
This morning, we had breakfast in the hotel and a little later checked out and drove to Musashi where we were going to meet our friends.  They found us and we spent quite a few hours with them today.  It was lovely to see them, they live in England now and we hardly ever get to see each other.  We had coffee then lunch.  We even had dessert together.  

They had to leave us too soon  When we said our goodbyes, we did a little bit of shopping in the store and then headed over to the mall.  We checked out the theatre, but the movies started too late for us. We did a little bit of shopping and then had the Halloween Frappucinos in Starbucks.  

After that, we headed out of the city and on the way back to Tsuruoka.  We stopped for dinner at a roadside restaurant. It was quite nice. 

When we got back to the house, we brought our stuff in and then went to the store to get a few supplies for tomorrow.  

We came back to the house and tried to get on with things.  It is freezing in our rooms.  The heater was off of course when we were away, and the oil heater doesn’t work that fast to heat things up.  Brr.  

No idea what I’ll get up to tomorrow.  Please come on back and find out.  Until tomorrow…. 

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