Thursday, October 16, 2008
Japan: Day #24 (October 14, Tuesday)
We had several train transfers to take us from Kabe to Narita Airport in Tokyo. After 23 days of wonderful weather it rained the entire way from Hiroshima to Tokyo. We could barely see the Himeji castle in the cloudy, foggy distance.
It still amazes me that we made all our train connections with only a few minor glitches.
We made it to Narita and picked up our two suitcases that had been delivered and stored there for us for $19.50 a piece. How incredible is that??? It made traveling a lot EASIER for us. We are so grateful to our friend, Osamu who arranged it all for us.
We walked around the airport and the waiting time seemed to zip by.
Using our phone cards that my aunt gave us to use throughout Japan, we called to thank all the people who had helped make our journey so happy and effortless.
It's so true that we could have had something healthy for our last treat from Japan... but what the heck. We got more ice cream instead. We still haven't tried all the flavors. I guess we'll have to go back.
We arrived at Honolulu International Airport and passed through customs in a jiffy.
Dennis' wife, Nancy had a fruit bouquet delivered to our home to welcome us all back. She was grateful that we returned her husband in one piece. We were grateful she let us borrow him for such a long time.