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.
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.
I finished. I had hamburg steak and cut steak plus the salad bar, soup, and curry.
My daughter had the children’s hamburg steak set.
What did you have for lunch/dinner/breakfast?
At Akabane Station in Tokyo, waiting for our last train to Saitama, we saw this restaurant. It sells soba, udon, and rice bowl dishes.
My daughter’s been spending the time playing Anpanman puzzle games on an iPod touch. But can’t let her play too much. She gets into it too much. She was awful last night and cried when it was time for bed.
We’re in Tokyo and taking a second train. We changed at Shinjuku Station. Here’s our train. Sorry, it’s a bit blurry.
Next stop is in Saitama.
This is not the train I’m taking.
It’s the train that came before the one I’m on now. That one was a local. We’re taking an express train to Shinjuku, Tokyo. It’s a bit rainy today, but not heavy. Everyone is using umbrellas, but I don’t think they’re necessary.
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!