Saturday, February 26, 2011


Today was spent mostly relaxing, eating at Mister Donut and postcard writing.  We got up late and ventured out to a stationery store for some postcards, a book store for browsing (which was difficult since all of the books are in Japanese!) and then to Mister Donut for postcard writing and donut eating :)  We got the frankfurter donut, which is puffed pastry with a hot dog & ketchup baked inside.  I forgot that it's a Chicago sin to put ketchup on a hot dog because it was so tasty!  The rest of the day was spent enjoying time with my mother-in-law and getting ready for our trip to Tokyo. 

My mother-in-law took us to dinner at an Italian restaurant on the first floor of her apartment building.  We enjoyed pasta & salad--Japanese Italian is so refreshing because the portions are in control!  After dinner, we said goodbye to my mother-in-law and took a taxi to the shinkansen (bullet train).  The train took us to Tokyo where we had to take a subway to our hotel.  I have to say, we packed light (one suitcase for clothes, one suitcase for gifts, backpack for computer, carry-on for my nonsense) but traveling by train & subway with suitcases is tough--especially in Tokyo where people are flooding the streets as if they are at the starting gates of a marathon. 

Seriously, I have never seen so many people...Tokyo makes Christmas season on Michigan Avenue look like a ghost town!  And tomorrow, we will be in the middle of it all :)

1 comment:

  1. Enjoyed reading your posts tonight! Sounds like a great trip so far - with so much eating. Definitely a vacation. :) I wonder if there are any donut shops in the US that mimic the Mister Donut recipes. Tell Naoto hello. Keep blogging... I want to hear about your fun in Tokyo. Sayonara!