This Train Has Stairs

We’re on a Green Car on the Shonan-Shinjuku Line on our way back home. This car has stairs.


We’re on the lower level of the car. We have a lot of legroom and reclining seats. We also have tables. These cars have staff that sell snacks and drinks, as well. And it’s not crowded.

My daughter has made this little trip a battle. She’s sleepy, so hopefully she’ll take a little nap. I’m finally going to do some reading.

Trouble with Trains

We paid for green car tickets from Urawa to Tsujido at 4:03. Turns out that train was cancelled. We had to get a refund and pay for another later train that doesn’t go that far.


Our new train is at 4:18. And my daughter is being rather impatient and constantly trying to run away. Very dangerous for her to try that on a train station platform.

Not My Typical Thursday

Plans change.  We were originally supposed to go to Kamakura, see some temples and shrines, and have lunch at Kua’Aina, a Hawaiian hamburger restaurant.  It’s for my birthday.  However, the weather isn’t very good, so we were going to postpone it until next week.

Plans change.  We got a call from my wife’s father a couple nights ago, and now we’re going up to my wife’s hometown where we’ll see her family’s dog.  She’s old, and it seems she’s close to being on her last legs.  But we’ll be treated to lunch at Big Boy.

It’s more than an hour away by train, so I’ll have plenty of opportunity to read.  I won’t be bringing any books, but I’ll read on my phone.  I may get a lot of Blood Skies finished today.

Keep checking back here today, because I may be posting a few updates about the day.  With pictures!