There were a number of shops on the street I walked along in Narita, Japan... both touristy shops and grocery stores. It seems like this city is gearing up for more and more tourism (...there are even a number of websites dedicated to going out and about in Narita during a long layover!)
Normal...?? ...Feeing pigeons IN the shop!
(Other than the pigeons...) everything is so clean and well-labeled!
I had an 8- hour layover in Narita, Japan on my way home to the States... Arriving earl Wednesday morning. ...So I made the most of it and took the subway one stop to the town of Narita.
It was great to get out and about a bit... See a tidbit of Japan, and walk around.
I was really excited at how CLEAN the town was! (kind of like Singapore!) ...AND that you can drink the water here :)
I found a map of the city posted on the street and decided to walk down to the temples in the green area on the right...
Well, I'm sitting the DC airport... In the United States!
I've made it this far... but my flight from Narita, Japan was delayed landing in DC and I missed my flight from DC to Rochester. Seriously, the little flight that's just over an hour long is the one that got me.
I was supposed to land in Rochester at 6:30pm... but I'm now waiting for a 10:00pm flight ...to Buffalo ...landing at 11:15pm.
Ok... Enough complaining OTHER than to say that this does not feel like a wonderful 'welcome back' from the States. I've been so excited for this visit home... But I have had none of the feelings like when I landed in San Francisco for my spring break and literally skipped up to the customs desk!
I did some yoga, stretching, and breathing just now, which helped to relax a bit... as well as wake up a bit. I've been telling myself that this happens and I need to be flexible...
My time in NY already felt short so now, even more so, I want to concentrate on enjoying the 4 days I have ahead of me in my hometown with family and good friends! I'm lucky enough to even have a few friends flying in this weekend to see me!! I'm lucky in life and this is just a little thing... but I am 'delaying' and 're-routing' my fondness for the States for now while I sit at Gate A3A in the airport instead of where I thought I'd be right now... eating a hot dog with chili sauce down by the lake! D'Oh!