Saturday, June 16, 2007

Return to Lake Towada

The Towada Fleet
During an early morning guided walking tour my father asked the guide how all these big cruise boats were brought to this small mountain lake. Obviously there are no lakeside shipyards. She had no idea.

Although my parents' thirtieth wedding anniversary was a couple of years ago, Yuko and I were pretty busy getting married ourselves and didn't really do much in the way of celebrating it. So this year we took them on an overnight trip to Lake Towada. Technically my parents' anniversary is 27 December, but we found that late May was altogether a more pleasant and convenient time to do something about it.

Grace in the Foothills of the Hakkoda Mountains Enjoying the Squeaky Red Ball Grandpa Elliot Bought for Her

The Hakkoda Gondola Station Viewed from the Road through a Powerful Camera Lens
(The Hakkoda Snow Monsters are Seen Here in the "Naked Green" Phase of Their Annual Cycle)

Some Pretty Waterfall in the Oirasse Gorge

Some Other Pretty Waterfall in the Oirasse Gorge

The Oirasse Gorge is One of Those Places that Makes Me Glad I Live in Aomori