|Tomoko's yellow speed demon.|
In doing the conversion from kilometers to miles/hour, one mile equals .62137 kilometers, so 80 is just over 49 mph. No wonder she wants to go faster (and so was everyone else).
We stop at a rest stop to buy lunch since the club doesn't have any food or beverages available on site. Packaged ready-to-eat food is called Obento. Long ago when I was a student (1971-72), at train stops, we'd jump out onto the station platform and buy an Obento that was packaged in a ceramic bowl with a wood lid. Now with the age of plastic, it has a see-through lid and there are many to choose from, mostly hot and ready to eat.
We can also see Lake Biwa from the scenic overview. Biwa-ko is the largest lake in Japan and sits in between the mountain range we often call the Japanese Alps.
Lollipop is Tomoko-san's oldest horse at 27 years old. Purple Cobra is the youngest at 15.
|The horse, Lollipop.|
|The horse, Purple Cobra.|
|Iseto is the name of the dessert shop. For those of you in|
the Michigan League of Handweavers, I used my
conference bag from 2015 as my carry-on all purse bag
and it has proved to be the perfect bag! So here's
MLH in Japan!
|Traditional Japanese Okashi molds|
She already knows an excellent shop. After we finish thoroughly enjoying cake and coffee (for her) and tea, I realize that I didn't take a picture. We laugh at the fact that eating it was so much more important than showing anyone how gorgeous it looked.
Tomoko-san decides to take the slow route home and avoid some of the highway tolls. So we get to see an beautiful sunset and the car lights of the highway.