I've had so much trouble with the internet while in Seoul; this fancy hotel is gouging us to provide internet service, and it's terrible! A frustrating part of travel sometimes. Anyway, I cannot seem to get into my old posts to edit them so I've decided to simply upload a bunch of picture that relate to the last 2 posts.
[Now, 5 hours later, I seem to be able to access the internet again. So...Here goes:]
Our trip to Hakone, Japan
Andy and I commented on the cleanliness of Japanese taxis with their "doily" upholstery covers and drivers always in white gloves:
Here's a picture of the front of the traditional restaurant we were originally going to. It looked incredibly charming:
But as you know, we went to the main part of the hotel where we had the French food. We clearly were having fun! Kyra still owes me pics of the inside of the dining room where we ate (hint, hint, Kyra!). She's been having computer problems too so it may be awhile before we see those.
Following our meal we worked it off by taking the hike up into the mountain to see some of the hot springs. Some views from that walk:
As you can see, it wasn't a picture perfect day, but we didn't care; we had a great time and were able to get a good sense of what it might all look like on a clear day. Once at the top, we turned around to go back down, this time mostly by cable car, partly by tram. Here's the cable car:
Here's what we were supposed to see (Mt. Fuji!), and ultimately did, thanks to a big poster in the tram building that provided this shot!
We spent a bit of time in the village shopping and trying some of the foods that were being offered.
Finally, on the train ride home, we enjoyed watching Kyra take pictures of her mother who was patiently posing for her. Again, a great day!