Musings of a Gaijin MD

Life in Japan as a Foreign Doctor

Choo Choo October 26, 2011

Filed under: Sightseeing — GaijinMD @ 7:40 PM

Choo choo as in the train, not Jimmy Choo‘s unfortunately.

Anyways, the next day trip with the fam‘ consisted of taking an old steam locomotive train to a city that was normally known for its skiing in the wintertime.  During the autumn, the special train provided visitors with an original experience on travel several decades ago.  It also provided for nice views of the mountains and the season’s changing leaves.

Ceiling Fans in Train

Unfortunately, the steam locomotive encountered some problems after about 20 minutes, and we had to take a regular train in its place.  The day’s experience continued to decline from that point with multiple delays, rainy weather, swarms of snow bugs, lack of any other tourists at the park, and the time-of-transportation to time-of-actually-exploring-the-destination-city ratio (about 8:1).  😦

On the upside, we got to ride on the good ol’ fashioned choo choo trains, see some slight scenery, and spend family time.

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