Here are a few pictures from out trip. Enjoy!
The abandoned farm building, the grasses, and the lake remind me of South Dakota
The Drift Ice Museum
Me, Chi, and my tutor in front of real drift ice
Goro, Chi, and me at the top of the Drift Ice Museum in Abashiri
Abashiri's sister city is Port Alberni of Canada
The Museum of Northern Peoples - very small but very interesting!
The Museum of Northern Peoples
This is some grass festival where they celebrate the changing colors of the grass. Every fall the grass changes to a deep red color, but this fall it is a few weeks behind due to the unusually hot summer weather.
This horse ranch charges customers 1,000 yen (~$10-12) to ride a horse for ONE loop around a small circle. Rip off!
I had a great time and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I am looking forward to more trips like this!