There was a scare and a highlight:
- At the Sapporo Station, I bought my breakfast bento and a drink, caught the escalator to my train, which was ready for boarding, but I realized I did not have my rolling luggage. Where did I leave it? Reminded my of my GAWA crisis, where I lost my wallet. So I rushed back to re-trace my steps, beginning with my last stop, which was to purchase that bento. Ah, my bag was still there at check-out. Wow, what a relief! I really am too old to do this again.
- From Morioka to Sendai, we ran into a snowstorm. Sure it snowed in Utashinai, but this is not that far from Tokyo, in April.
Note those brown things to the right? The fat they chopped up and made them crisp. Sendai beef is as good as Miyazaki beef. Note also that pot at the top right? They are making my rice.
Then a closure with garlic rice, Japanese pickles and miso soup:
At this point I was already supersaturated, but came the dessert:
Yes, this is not only the best hotel I'll be staying in on this trip, but this is the best meal I've had on this latest adventure. Cost? About as much as my room.
I returned to my room and took a shot of my night view with the Moon and stars:
I love Sendai! But it is, really, too cold.
Tomorrow I'm off for Nikko.
This morning, here is how the above view looks: