Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holidays In Takaoka

Since I arrived in Takaoka to visit Reid And Karie, its been pretty fun. :)

The first full day I was here we went to an amusement area called, Round One. Round One is basically six floors or anything you can imagine doing that would be fun...minus sex. They have karaoke, mini-motorcycle races, pinball, arcade games, massage chairs, batting cages, ping pong, a mechanical bull, pachinko, they have EVERYTHING. The best part is that when you go, you pay about sixteen dollars for three hours in the complex. After paying, you are free to do anything you want. I also got to meet some of Karie and Reid's co-workers and that was entertaining, I am glad I work with the people I do.

Today, we pretty much did nothing. I got Karie addicted to the Sims and she and I have been playing that quite a bit. For dinner we went to a mall (an actual mall) and ate at a place called Festa Garden. Its a huge buffet of dishes from all over the world and for what you can eat, its a good price as well. We left there very full.

Tomorrow is going to be sweet. I am getting part of my Christmas present tomorrow and I am stoked. The area of Japan that Takaoka is in had its fair share of some of my favorite people, ninjas, back in its day. Karie and Reid know how much of a fan I am for those that lurk in shadows with black pajamas and swords and they found a way for a group of us to go on a private tour of a ninja house that has been preserved. Now I am not exactly sure if it was a ninja's house or in many a stealth assassin were trained in this house. Either way, there are supposedly trap doors and secret passageways and whatnot scattered throughout the building. I guess there was even a secret tunnel that ran to the castle that used to be in this town. The only downside to the trip is that the tour is in Japanese. Hopefully, I will be able to figure most of it out but I am sure there will be many cool things that will not need Japanese in order to be understood. Secret nooks and crannies are cool in whatever language they are being described in. I will definitely be taking pics I am allowed so if there are any cool things worth showing, I will have them on here tomorrow night. Yay....ninjas!

Aside from visiting the ninja house, I think there is also a shopping area in neighborhood that we are going to check out a bit as well. So far, the trip has been pretty fun and there are no signs that the holiday bliss will cease to flow throughout the week. Anywho, its time for me to get some sleep and dream of shadowy figures silently sprinting through secret tunnels of doom. Say that a couple of times fast.


At 1:14 PM, Anonymous tony's mom said...

OOOh! Ninja boy!Have a great time and I can't wait to see the pics.
PS I sent a Christmas package enjoy!


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