Monday, September 21, 2009
Today, I rode my bike from my house to Cape Noshappu. This was a pretty fur piece, and would have been excellent exercise had I not been derailed by cafe au lait and baked goods. About halfway between my house and Noshappu is a great little coffee shop that serves the best cafe au lait known to mankind. It is amazingly delicious! So I simply had to stop, since I was riding by anyway. Then, as I passed Saijo, I wanted to stop for some healthy crackers that I like there. But, I was derailed by the bakery inside. Everything looked and smelled so delicious! As I was about to check out, one of the bakers brought out a fresh basket of hot, crusty French bread. Well, I had to try some, didn't I? Then I again felt like the foreign English teacher with my bread in the basket of my bike.
The bikes here are definitely built for being a viable mode of transportation. I have a big basket on the front of my bike, and a place where I can strap a parcel on the back.
Well, I haven't decided what I'm going to do this afternoon yet, but I think that tomorrow I will go to one of the islands. I also need to clean my house, but I don't want to waste any valuable light and nice weather! according to MSN, it's 60 degrees right now. So, it's a little chilly, but biking or walking tends to warm you up pretty well. I think I will go somewhere and study Japanese. Now, to bike or take the bus...