This present journey began on 12 June and here it 22 June and not quite complete, but I am getting ahead of myself. As I said, it began on 12 June with a flight out of Misawa on JAL. After the standard bus trip from Haneda to Narita, there was a 12 hour trip on a United Airline flight to Washington Dulles. The flight was not so bad, but being crammed in the middle of the plane (a 777) for such a long trip was a bit of a challenge. Arrived at Dulles just in time for a T-storm to blow in. This delayed the flight for well over 4 hours. Oh well. Such is travel this time of year.