We like to travel. We like to travel by car. So, we made a special plan for this O-Bon season. Our itinerary (schedule) included visits to Naruto Whirlpool (Ouzo), ShoudoShima Island, travel across the area's famous bridges (Naruto-Ohashi, Seto-Ohashi, ShimaNami-Kaido), and go to Dougo On-sen. The trip was from August 10th to August 15th or 16th. We weren't sure of our driving times so we couldn't be sure. On that Saturday, I taught English at our school from 9am to noon and then came home for lunch. We set out at 1:30pm. We had a hotel reservation in Shiga prefecture at a business hotel in nnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. We took turns driving. That means I drove and the Miwako drove then I drove then Miwako drove. We averaged 2.5 hours per shift. There were no major traffic jams this first day. And the weather was fine. We got to our hotel at 7:30. We checked in and visited the only restaurant in the place. It was B-A-D. Why? First, because there was only one customer. Second, it was lit up with so many bright lights. Finally the menu was all meat dishes. We sat down but then left immediately. We took a walk to the other side of the station and found all the drinking shops. We found one that was very similar to Shoya. We ate and drank there. Success!