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Apr 22, 2008 - We blast on to Akita!

We took a nice rest in Niigata, three nights total, Patty and Cheryl took a two night rest, but in addition they took the ferry to Akita. Rocky and Yuki put the pedal to the metal and rode for three days to Akita. So for you Boulder fans, we're nearly at the 40th parallel, that would be Baseline Road to be exact. We should cross it in the next day or so. But it seems as if moisture will condensate and fall upon us in the next few days. There has also been speculation that we are para sailing over the ocean on our way north. We tried a few...

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Aug 27, 2006 - Mr. Toads Wild Ride

OK, so today is Sunday and we are going to see Our Blessed Mother. We just don't quite know where she is... We had checked the internet several times before we left to see if we could get an address, but no such luck. We did find a site that said she was in a convent in Yuzawa City, so we jumped on the train and we were off. With a JR rail pass, you can go on any regular JR (slow train) at any time, you don't even need a ticket, you just show your pass to the guy taking tickets and they wave you on. It was only an hour, it was a fascinating...

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