The mountains to the north of us are covered in snow!! Must be all that rain we had here yesterday morning – snow for the mountains.
Lucy said Sapporo had two inches of snow and more on their mountains. She practised rugby in the snow. Yes, my baby is one of two girls in her rugby team!! Dave tells me he used to get hurt all the time playing rugby so now I am scared for her!
We went hiking up towards Mount Bandai this morning. Hiked along the ski trails. It is a huge ski mountain but it looks like it is mostly blue runs. Unlike Tahoe, the runs here are covered in grass, not much rocks at all. Some snow spattered here and there but it will be awhile yet before the mountains are opened for skiing. Most of the hardwoods have lost their leaves, just some color left. I guess we shd have hiked last weekend to enjoy the colors.
We did not get to the top – the trail ends about halfway up. The proper trail head is further up but they closed the road in anticipation of snow I guess.
Took Dave to lunch at a Japanese/ Vietnamese restaurant. Junko, my translator took me there for lunch Thursday and i so loved the curry beef noodle soup and i wanted Dave to sample it. However, today is Saturday and that soup, I found out was only served on Wednesday and Thursday or was it Thursday and sunday? I told you, it is so complicating sometimes!
For dinner, we had shabu shabu at home. We bought a small gas stove, that we could put on the dinner table and all the fixings, thinly sliced beef and veggies, mushrooms, noodles etc. We also got ground up sesame seed and sesame sauce to dip our meat and stuff. It was delicious. Can’t wait for our kids to visit so we can share this with them.