Dave got up early (too hot in the room) and went off running in the rain. We had breakfast on the 12th floor of this hotel – the Washington Hotel. Smoked salmon, eggs, shredded green and purple cabbage salad, toasts, porridge and pickles galore.
We went to the small laundromat nearby – big machines that will wash and dry the clothes and then ring your cell phone to tell you that your washing is done!!
It got too warm in the room and there is no fresh air coming in so I went and asked to move to a room with windows. Fortunately, the girl at the front desk understood me and moved us down the hallway to another Tatami room, with two windows that open to the outside yaya!!!! I actually do not like this Japanese style room. My back hurts sitting on the floor to type this blog and the mat sort of smells a little of straw and when you first walk into the closed room, it does not smell too fresh. The fact that one can open the windows is a luxury in itself!! Dave always sent me to complain and i bet the front desk people hate me.
We rented a car for tomorrow – have to take Lucy to Fukushima Airport. We don’t know where to ask for the bus timetable so we rented the car instead. She has to be there by 8am. We managed to get the rental car person to program the navigation system to take us to the airport. I hope it is to the correct airport…sigh….
It has been raining for more than 24 hours. I hope there are no floodings and no typhoons for Lucy in Sapporo.