During spring break, Laurie brought my bicycle from Maryland. It is great having the bicycle here, especially for those longer rides. I did need a bicycle that I could use when I go shopping, a bicycle that would have baskets. So, I went out and bought one here. It's pink, well pink and white!
|My Canadian bicycle is the red one and my new Japanese bicycle is the pink and white one. I plan to put a basket on the back as well, for those serious shopping trips.|
Another new adventure (although not so new really) was going to Tokyo with visiting friends, on my own (that's the new part!). The Ledeboers came to visit from Sioux Falls, South Dakota on their way to China to attend a conference with The Luke Society (website: The Luke Society). A colleague, Rick, had taken me for Tokyo tours previously, but he was not available this particular Saturday. Rick, very kindly, wrote up an itinerary and train connections for me to follow.
|This is a map of the JR lines but there are also other train lines not on this map. (website: Tokyo Metro website )|
|Close up of the Azaleas|
|Sumitomo Building by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Complex|
|CAJ MS girls C Team getting instructions from their coach Ms. Kim during half time.|
|I didn't make it all the way back to Higashikurume but left the trail to go home.|
|A drink break, see the tea field in the background?|
|Park where we had lunch.|
|A lovely place to stop.|
|A lot of the roads we took were the narrow ones, not so much the main highways.|
|Look at that beetle! YIKES!|