Today was a beautiful autumn day. The sun was shining its warm rays down on Coco and me while we were taking a walk in the afternoon.
After the walk we both had a rest in the sofa. Coco sleeping on my shoulder.
Though we were on vacation we woke up early to watch football, Eagles at Raiders. We even had a wonderful breakfast in the middle of the game, brought the phone with us so we could keep on watching. Unfortunately it turned out that the breakfast was much more wonderful than the game. We lost
After breakfast it was time for a short walk again. We walked into Esashi again and enjoyed the old style buildings.Before returning to the Kuki ryokan and another hot bath we also went to the harbour. Quite some bad weather was approaching so we hurried up and returned to Kuki before it started raining.
We checked out at noon and returned to the airport. And returned to Tokyo.
We started the day with a walk around the Kamome (seagull) island just outside of Esashi. We had time to do a short walk in old Esashi too before we had a wonderful breakfast.
The rest of the day was just for relaxing. Moving back and forth between the living room and the hot tub (onsen). Quite nice.
Before another 10 course dinner we had a walk again. This time we went directly to old Esashi. The town have tried to keep the old style and managed quite well.
After dinner we continued to relax. I had another couple of dips in the hot tub. Soothing.
Woke up at 5 am. All according to our plan. We were going to Hokkaido. Or more accurately to Hakodate in Hokkaido, and then to Esashi.
Once we arrived in Hakodate we got our rental car and drove to Goryokan, a star-shaped castle built after the castles in Europe. We had a nice view from a the tower and afterwards a nice close look when walking through the it.
Once we were done in Hakodate we drove along the coastline to Esashi and our ryokan, Kuki. The ride was beautiful and so was Kuki.
Been quite busy lately, both at work and privately. Last week I was on a business trip to our San Mateo office. Privately I’ve been engaged with Global Leadership Cafe. We are planning another World Cafe. This time about Feminine Leadership. I am helping out with setting up the event as well as setting up our website. Have a look at glcafe.asia and let me know what you think.
Although both Chie and I’ve been busy lately we will have time for a short vacation trip this weekend. Tomorrow we are flying to Hokkaido to return on Monday evening (Monday is a national holiday here in Japan). Looking forward to it
This week I was on a business trip to our office in San Mateo. A busy week with many meetings. One of them with a colleague at a sister SONY division.
I arrived at the San Francisco airport on the 20th and had a plan to take the BART to downtown San Francisco. However, BART was on strike so I had to revise my plan. I got on a Super Shuttle instead and it dropped me off at Union Square. It was a wonderful day with blue sky. I enjoyed it walking around doing some window shopping… Well, I did some real shopping too. At the Icebreaker shop. Stocking up for the winter.
In the afternoon it was time to return to the airport to join my colleague from Lund, he was arriving late in the afternoon. So I got on a bus back to the airport. It took about 25 minutes longer than what was mentioned on the schedule and I got about 5 minutes late to the planned meeting time at the SFO rental car station.
The rest of the week was filled with meetings, American food and sleeping. Had a plan to go to the gym but never made it. Too tired. After a week in the US it is really nice to return to Tokyo, even though the flight was long. Once I got home Chie had prepared a Japanese dinner, which I enjoyed very much!