May 15-18, 2004: The guest from New York
|Mr. Tsukamoto, one of our closest friends, visited us from New York. It was in New York that we met him before and then he visited my home three years ago.|
|This time he first visited New Orleans and then Tokyo, Pusan of Korea, and Oita Japan. The special souvenir from Pusan was mountainous packs of Kimuchi.|
|He soon cleaned up my PC.|
May 16, 2004: To Yufuin
|We had many welcome plans before he came, but the weather was so bad that we had to give them up.
Today, we visited Yufuin, our favorite resort, in the rain.
|The rain has lifted in a good timing. The fresh green was washed by the rain and shins so beautifully in the valley.|
|We had lunch in Tamanoyu hotel. The garden is very beautiful in the rain.|
|We were guided to Budouya restaurant of the hotel. The calm and elegant dinning room eases our hearts. Luxurious time flows slowly there. We enjoyed many good dishes.|
|After the lunch, we visited a winery in the valley and met my friend Mr. Higashi.|
May 17, 2004: Old friends
|The weather is still cloudy today. We gave up long drive and looked around Oita City.
We first visited "Big Eye" in which a World Soccer Game was held in 2002.
|We had lunch in a Chinese restaurant in Park Place shopping mall. The dish on the terrace was great.|
|We had a "regular party" whenever Mr.Tsukamoto visits Oita.|
|We had a new friend in the party. The encounter like this is really good, thank you very much Mr. Ohtsubo.|