choose where I fly, the company sends me where they need me.It seems that Narita, Japan is my official holiday destination. This is a very senior trip, and I am very junior, at least with the company. That means that I don't get to go there very often. I hadn't been there since last Thanksgiving Day, and I was assigned the trip again on Independence Day. Neither day is a big event in Japan, but you lose it anyway when crossing the international dateline.
I flew with Monica, a flight attendant that I had never met before, and I liked her instantly. A thirteen hour flight gives you ample time to get to know a person better. She was going into town, after we landed, to look for some Japanese clothing for her young grandaughter. I asked to tag along, so we headed into Narita together to do some shopping and get some dinner.
The entrance to the Narita Cemetery is on the main street,
with beautiful monument
The thing I really enjoy the most about Japan is the appreciation for aesthetics.
and beauty to
Everywhere you look
on the street, there is
a fountain, a plant, a
statue or display,
to enhance the area.
We found an adorable outfit for Monica's grandaughter, then stopped at the noodle shop for dinner. I loved this artfully
Before we left the next day, I walked through the beautiful
garden and around the koi pond at our hotel. There was a
low mist and a mystical feel to the morning.