It’s getting (slightly) cooler and the leaves have begun falling.
Having a little bit of time last weekend, I decided to do some traveling. I visited a famous garden in Mie. It was pretty packed, but I could still get a few good pictures.
Tuesday is a national holiday, which means I get a 3 day weekend, since my usual days off are Sunday and Monday. Originally I had planned to do a bit of traveling, but while my mind is more than willing, th body just isn’t.
Went traveling with some coworkers. We took an early morning bus to Takayama and spent the day hiking, eating, and looking in old shops.
Takayama is famous for its old towns and fall foliage. If you have the chance to go, I strongly recommend that you go.
The leaves are starting to change. It’s slow going for now, but I’m expecting an explosion of color soon. When that happens, I plan to take a trip West, to Kyoto. I’m told that it’s one of the best places to see the fall foliage.
For those of us in the US, it’s that time of year again: Thanksgiving. It’s the day to eat ourselves sick, watch some guys toss around a ball, and make nice with family members you see like twice a year. It’s one of the best days of the year.
This year, mama’s gone away with friends, so I’m planning to play chef at brother’s. Instead of boring, dry turkey, we will have pork taco. Instead of football, we’ll watch Doctor Who and play video games. Instead of spending time with Aunt Edna, we’ll be with friends.
I hope everyone else has a god holiday as well.
Tonight, mama and I have plans to go to our town’s Christmas tree lighting. I will be leaving work a little early (taking a shorter lunch) and altering my commute a little, to meet her. The advertisement mentioned a parade, fireworks, and a spectacular tree lighting. I just care about the fireworks.