Thursday, December 21, 2006

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggity Jig

Preparing to Say Farewell to (Relatively) Sunny and (Relatively) Warm Osaka

Urban Airport: Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo of Osaka Castle when we flew in to Osaka, and when you fly out you can't see the castle from the left side of the plane. Bummer.

The weather is less fair at Misawa Airport . . .

. . . but the novelty of sharing a runway with the air force takes some of the tragedy out of living in cold and gloomy Aomori.

Just kidding. I love it here. This is the kokudo (national highway) that we have to take in order to get from Misawa Airbase to our village. Notice the squid hanging out to dry on the wall of the house in the upper middle sector of the photograph (click on the image to see a larger version).

The "highway" does, in fact, get a little wider in some of the flat stretches between villages.