|Statue-pretty random-outside an Akita convenience store. Japan!|
|Flying past Mount Ranier on our way to Japan|
Most of all I would want to tell him that we learned to fly. To fly! Seriously, isn't that crazy-talk? After I spill all of this out to Leonardo...he would begin to ask questions. He would want to know how things worked. Things like aerodynamics, alloyed metals, and internal combustion engines. Could I even explain a bicycle? I doubt it, but maybe in the end he would allow me to join the sixty beggars who, in accordance to his will, followed the casket. Rest in peace, Leo. We did learn to fly, just as you knew we could.
John and I flew to Japan over 2 weeks ago, and just returned yesterday. I have over 900 images on my camera, only 10% of which are any good. But that leaves about 100 pictures and an equal number of thoughts. What to write about? Ten posts on Japan? I must narrow it down. It looks like things fall into categories, roughly:
Akita & its surroundings (Akita was our main destination due to John's interesting work)
Umbrellas (Yes, umbrellas)
Bullet trains (Why don't we have these?)
Things about us that annoy them (Long list, but I will limit it)
Temples and gardens in Kyoto (amazing, not boring)
Dogs of Japan (I know you're shocked.)
Tokyo bright lights (omg)
Tokyo fish market (eels?)
Japanese food (crazy)
Weird stuff and funny English (The Japanese hold a special niche here)
What to skip, what to include. I am stalled. Help.
(Note: "Dogs of Japan" is not optional. I will do this even if nobody wants it.)