Thursday, May 23, 2019

GW vacation Part 2

During our visit to Izu we stayed at three locations. First we were at a hotel in Toi. It is on the west side of Izu. Right in front of the hotel was the ocean. It is facing the east. We saw a beautiful sunrise the next morning. I watched the calm waves rolling in and out from the window. At night I went down there and walked in the surf up to my ankles. Ahhhhh. The next day we drove down south to the bottom of the peninsula. The coastline was beautiful. It was windy though. We drove across to the east side to check into our next hotel in Inatori. We had another gorgeous meal that night. The next day we went back to the west coast to visit a museum. It is the Chouhachi Irie museum. It is small and there were some very interesting relief works there. Then we headed back across the peninsula to Shimoda. But first I took a dip in the ocean at Yumigahama beach. Brrrrrr. This was our final destination. We spent one night here and we had dinner at a local Izaka. We finally headed home on May 4th. It was a wonderful vacation. The only bad news was that we never went to Irouzaki and the Aloe Center for some aloe soft cream. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

GW vacation Part 1

We decided to take a few days vacation during Golden Week this year. Our first plan was to visit the Himeji Castle in Hyougo prefecture. It is also known as the White Heron Castle. Then I hoped to go to the Adachi art Museum and garden in Shimane prefecture and finally the Izumo Taisha also in Shimane prefecture. However we heard so many horror stories about the amount of traffic we would encounter (meet) this GW, that we gave up on this plan. Instead we took a safe trip down to Izu. Of course there was a chance we would run into traffic jams here too. Luckily, there were none. We left home on the 1st and got back on the 4th. We stayed at three different hotels. Two included dinner and one did not. That was our last night. On that night we went to the same Izakaya that we dined at two months ago when we stayed at a business hotel near Shimoda station. And as usual the dinners at the hotels were fantastic. There was just too much food! All three nights we had delicious food and drinks. My weight definitely went up.... a little.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Rikugien

I have been to many parks in Tokyo since last October. I checked my map of Tokyo and found the major ones that I can visit. I most recent one is The Rikugien in the Bunkyo Ward, very near Sugamo station. After lunch in Ueno I took hte train to the station and walked ot he park. There is a high wall that goes all the way around the park. At the entrance I got my senior discount ticket and started walking. It is not a big park. But it is very beautiful. It has a pond. It has a hill. It has many paths which go all around the park. There were not a lot of people though. There were foreigners and there were groups on tours. The weather was just right. It was neither hot nor was it cold. It was just right. I walked for about an hour before stopping to get a treat. It was special because it was a green tea with a sweet. When you purchase that you can sit in the area that has the best view of hte pond. I was there close to half an hour. That was relaxing and then I was ready to continue my tour. I went ot he back of hte park. There were some interesting things such as bridges, rocks, trees and flowers. I'll visit again when the season changes. 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Puzzler Answers

And now it's back to work, and some quality time with my brother who is visiting. Puzzler Answers: CLICK HERE.

以下はスーパースクラブルパズルです。よく見ると、4つの空白のタイルが見つかります。 空白のタイルとは、何も書かれていないタイルのことです。それら空白のタイルは、ある単語の一部です。空白のタイルに、どの文字があてはまるかを考えてください。おわかりですか?答えは、ページを下にスクロールして下さい。GOOD LUCK

Below is a Super Scrabble Puzzle. If you search carefully you will find four blank tiles on it. BLANK means that nothing is written on it. But, they are part of the word. Try to determine what letter the BLANK tiles are. After you have your guess you can scroll down the page to find the answers. As always, GOOD LUCK.




              





































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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Puzzler Hints

It's a beautiful day for a wedding, don't you think? Puzzler Hints: CLICK HERE.

May Home Project
今月のHome Projectは、「 UP」 です。

UP UP UP!
Get up, wake up , pick up, look up, mix up, get up, close up, back up, clean up, break up, blow up, dress up, hard up, call up, fix up, give up, hang up, hard up, zip up, lock up, pull up, rise up, turn up, warm up.......level up your skills and use these in conversations and in your stories this month.
今月は、これらの、up,  up,などの単語を使って会話をしたり、話の中に取り入れて文章を作ってみましょう! Good luck!

Old EDO toilet

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Puzzler

That was a good week and now we will be very busy this weekend. How about you? Puzzler: CLICK HERE.

May Home Project
今月のHome Projectは、「 UP」 です。

UP UP UP!
Get up, wake up , pick up, look up, mix up, get up, close up, back up, clean up, break up, blow up, dress up, hard up, call up, fix up, give up, hang up, hard up, zip up, lock up, pull up, rise up, turn up, warm up.......level up your skills and use these in conversations and in your stories this month.
今月は、これらの、up,  up,などの単語を使って会話をしたり、話の中に取り入れて文章を作ってみましょう! Good luck!

Old EDO Police Box



Friday, May 17, 2019

Never give up

There is a restaurant in Ueno that I have been longing to go to for a long time. These days I go ot Tokyo a lot. I like to visit new and interesting places. Many teach me about the history of Tokyo and/or Japan. And during my adventures in Tokyo I I have to eat, of course. When that happens I try to find restaurants or places that offer good food. Hopefully it will be delicious. I never go to fast food places. And once or twice I have been to hotel restaurants. It is all part of the experience. Finally I had lunch at a restaurant in Ueno park called "Le quattro stagioni". On April 29th I was on my way to the Rikugien Park. I rode the train to Ueno and searched for ht is restaurant. All of the other eateries were full with people lined up outside waiting to get in. Then I found my restaurant. There was one seat open. I got in and had a very nice pasta lunch. I sat outside. It was very pleasant and relaxing. People were passing by to and fro. Nice. By the way, "Le quattro stagioni" means "The four seasons" in Italian.