Tuesday, August 19, 2008
A Walk Around Karuizawa
Today I had a chance to just walk and enjoy some alone time for a few hours. I walked to the outlet mall from Yuko's house. The walk is really nice through the woods and next to a golf course. I noticed a river I knew was there but had never really looked at before. Since there has been a bit of rain in the past few days it was running nicely over the rocks making a beautiful sound.
Then I shopped the west half of the mall (I know it is the west side because that is what is written on the sign!) and had a rest at Starbucks with my iced cocoa and book.
I shopped the east half of the mall finding that Eddie Bauer was having a sale! Next I walked through part of the town into another part of the woods to Megumi Chalet and the Woodshed coffee shop (pictured at the top). I had another rest with chocolate cake and my book.
Following this rest I walked through more woods enjoying the green and cool air. I ended up on the main street walking toward Natural Leaf and dinner with the candle shop couple at one of my favorite restaurants.
It was a lovely day! God and I had some good talks. I enjoyed His beautiful nature. I enjoyed time with friends. And I got a couple of good bargains.