It is the week of Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan and I just happen to be here! I am visiting Lucy and helping her with some problems.
Check out this website. This is where the happening is – Snow Festival of huge ice sculptures. I have been wanting to see this for years and here I am!!
The locals say that there is a lack of snow this year so they do not think the scultures are going to be huge and grandoise but I am just excited to be here!! Also, this week is the x-c ski Worldloppett on Saturday the 10th. So exciting. Lucy and I might just be there to cheer whomever on!!!!
Well, I am booked at this Guest house until the 4th – hopefully, I can find somewhere else to stay – if not I am going to be very disappointed.
Sapporo is a very cold place. The sun does not come out very much and so the roads and the pavements are caked in snow – fortunately not too much icy patches on the pavement. It is just white everywhere. They have to shovel the snow off their roofs – I guess the snow load bearing beam is not that great in the homes. Roads are reduced to single lanes. I cannot imagine Truckee like this with snow and ice on the roads and cars driving on them. And the darndest thing is that girls are walking in the foot thick ice and snow on the pavement in heels and spiky ones at that and people are still riding their bikes!!! Oops, the sun is out and how pretty everything is. I should probably go out and enjoy the sun.