Sunday, May 14, 2006

Blessing of Hokkaido's Nature ①

How was your GOLDEN WEEK?
I had a friend from Nagoya who actually visited Hokkaido for the first time in her life. She had great expectations of appreciating the nature of Hokkaido, including the food. I was wondering where I coud show her around, coz Hokkadido is huge! Even within Sapporo, it'd take a few days to go sightseeing if you take an in depth look at the town. So, it was impossible for me to make her wish come true, which was to travel around all over Hokkaido during GW, coz I just had 5-days off in a row as the calender said (Some could take 9 days off in a row from the 29th of April to the 7th of May by taking 2 days off on the first and the second of May! I envied them・・・)

I suggested to her that we would spend a couple of days to drive around the eastern part of Hokkaido, where my hometown exsits, then take the rest of days to walk around Sapporo and Otaru. She'd already been to Hakodate by herself, in the southern part of Hokkaido, in the first half of the GW, while I had to work.

On the 4 th of May, we started our tirp to the east!

First of all, we needed to have a good meal to off to a good start (^w^)

This pic is a bowl of soba noodle with a sardine that we had at a drive-in on our way.