Saturday - Sunny and warmish
A good day, a really nice holiday!
Surprisingly for me, F and I had a great little break in Akita. We didn’t have any big plans and just kept things loose and it seemed to work. We always managed to see a few things that were interesting and in the end just enjoyed ourselves. The weather was a mixed bag…a bit of rain and a bit of sun, which actually worked out well for us.
I didn’t do a lot of shopping, except for tea and postcards. I enjoy both, so no worries that way. We saw about 3 museums, 2 of which were good, some interesting demonstrations of Akita festival activities and ate some okay food. We never really found a great Akita food restaurant, but I’m okay with that.
We arrived back to the house around 9:30 pm and of course K was in bed. We never saw her at all.
Here are a few pictures….make of them what you will!
|At Kisakata Roadside Service Area|
|At Herb World|
|A Bridge that we discovered while walking.|
|Lantern pole used in the Kanto Festival. This weighs around 35kg.|
|A "float" for a Akita Festival.|
|Baba-hera...not exactly ice cream...strawberry and banana ice.|
And yes, we bought it from an elderly lady at a parking space near the beach!