Clean and spacious stations!
Time schedules! (For those of you who don't know, I miss this greatly since Boston's MBTA offers no time schedule; at least for the line I use)
Beautiful and modern trains! (Something the MBTA lacks as well)
Spacious inside with lots of bars and such to hang on to when it's crowded!
Gotta love love love the train system here in Yokohama/Japan. They offer ultimate convenience as well as a premium experience; I didn't realize this until I started living in Boston. I must have took all of this for granted for 18 years.
Sunflowers and the Japanese kanji, "chikara."
力 (chikara) is : Force, power, energy.
"Sunflowers have shown to be selective in absorbing metal, they were able to absorb heavy metals while leaving others － such as iron －behind. This increased their ability to quickly absorb the radionuclides. And, once they have absorbed the radionuclides,the sunflowers are then stabilized, ashed or vitrified and the resulting radioactive waste is stored in a disposal facility."
Sunflowers may give hope and power to the radiation problems Japan is facing.
Jet lag is always an issue when returning to the US.
My sleeping pattern has gone wild after returning to Boston.
I feel as lazy as this puppy (I took this video in Toyosu Lalaport when we were in Japan!)...
I'm not sure where to start...So we created a simple and short video instead.
To sum things up Summer Land has a lot of potential, but not when it is crowded. We were stunned at the amount of people hoarding the pools and all of the other facilities at all times of the day. The short clip above stars the wave pool where an artificial tide is created for several iterations between about an hour interval. In between these intervals the pool seems like a regular but substantially crowded pool. Just before a new set of waves people start crowding the pool until complete saturation. We looked at the waves of people with shock and could not believe people actually enjoyed being in there! It was quite a view!
We thought it was funny how life guards were warning people not to go under the water with their goggles since there have been many cases of people looking at women's intimates.