My Obon pt II
The boy and I went to Tokyo this morning by shinkansen (bullet train) to bring one of his customer`s cars back to Osaka for storage. The best thing about this journey was that there was no truck involved!
We left Osaka around 12:20 (because all trains had been delayed due to Typhoon #9 which hit Japan the previous day), and arrived in Tokyo around 3:30pm.
Lots of people turned to watch us as we drove past, no doubt imagining some super hot celebrity sitting in the back seat - hehe!
Sounds great, eight? Except the drama started almost the moment we started the engine, and didn`t stop till we arrived back home. About 40 minutes into our journey, we saw a huge sign on the highway announcing that a truck had overturned and the highway had been closed. CLOSED! So we were re-routed through 3 hours of back roads, with all the other traffic on the highway at the time (mostly huge, slow trucks)... grrr :(
After getting back on the highway we were so exhausted and stopped off at a service area near Mount Fuji in Shizuoka. We slept there for a few hours but were rudely awaken at 5:07am by an earthquake! It was pretty big (6.6 on the richter scale) and left me scared and shaken and wide awake.
We decided that it would be a good idea to leave Shizuoka because the typhoon and the earthquake were too much drama for us! It took about 3 more hours to get back to Osaka, but we did make it back in one piece. What an adventure!!
We arrived in Osaka in the morning and after a sleepless night, spent all day in bed! Woke up at 6pm for dinner and then back to sleep at 8pm... what a lazy day!