There was only one slightly puzzling moment. I was in Urawa and was looking for the West Exit...but I couldn't find an English sign....I think I was simply too tired. A nice gentleman saw my confusion and headed me to the west exit where Ryu met me. It's a 5 - 6 minute walk from the station to their apartment where this awaited me....
Kim was sure if I tried the train once, I'd be set to enjoy it for the next 3 years. She's right. Mary told me that her family really enjoys the train more than the commuter flight from here....I'm with them. LOTS more leg room, comfortable seats....and nicer views.
I will be sure to look for plane connections from now on that will allow a train ride to Narita, rather than picking up bags in Haneda, driving across Tokyo and rechecking bags at Narita. This was great fun.
Time to go hug on some kids a bit more, take Jared in for Youth and hang out at the Weasel's Den....and then my own sweet bed. BTW - it would appear that not only my heart but my bio-rhythms belong to Japan....I slept fine last night....no jet lag yet on this return flight. LOL
Living all of life before the face of God...