I beat all the alarms I set last night. I wanted to wake up at 5am to wake Lucy up in Sapporo; instead I got up about 4.30 am. I could not go back to sleep til 5 am when I called Lucy up. She answered the phone immediately (thank god), then she told me that Sapporo is in the middle of a typhoon. All the doors and windows at the dormitory were rattling. I was so nervous for her – she has to walk to the bus stop to catch the 6 am bus to the airport. She called me abit later that she had made it to the bus stop – it was very wet and windy, she said. I asked her to call me again when she got to the airport.
Lucy flew from Sapporo to Fukushima and when she landed in FUkushima, she had to take a bus to Koriyama and then another bus to Aizu Wakamatsu. She got into Aizu about 1 pm. We were so proud of her because she has never done any trips by herself, let alone one in a typhoon!
We took her to a noodle shop for lunch, and after checking her into the hotel we walked about abit. Went to the old Samurai hill. History has it that about 7 young boys founght a battle and when they lost the battle they went up on top of this hill and killed themselves. There were a total of 1200 steps altogether.