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Sunday, February 13, 2011

World’s Largest Ferris Wheel! Heck Yes!

I woke up at 9:30 but Chris was still sleeping hard so I figured I’d rest me eyes for a bit… turned into sleeping 2 more hours! It felt good to rest up but with Chris starting working again tomorrow, he was afraid he wasn’t going to be tired tonight. To burn energy I suggested we go to Chinatown in Yokohama!
It was a gorgeous sunny day! I have never been to a Chinatown before! Many things to look at, and many vendors handing out roasted nuts, or at least that is what they look like. Everyone around us was offered a sample but we never were… bummer.
(Need a ride?)
(The crowds were tight, but I calmed my self before hand, as well as expected it, so I was fine! Thank goodness!)
(Loved this pattern)
At the end of one of the streets we climb up into a building to find lunch! It was very bright and festive inside!
Before making it to the top floor for some food we walked passed a store that sold blinged out bears for purses, cellphones, wallets, backpacks, etc.
We ordered from a vending machine for our first time! It took two tries. We stepped up to the machine full of confidence, but then realized we had not a clue what to do. We tried a few things and nothing happened. I suggested we should try to put money in first, but before we could do that Chris though it best to step aside to allow people who knew what they were doing order their lunch. This was not only to be polite but to observe, and sure enough you put your money in first!
Right outside Chinatown was a beautiful park alongside the ocean, we decided to follow it. I was left speechless by the elegance of the city and parks against the ocean.
On our walk we came across a park performer. Since Chris had a horrible experience in Sydney with one of these guys we didn’t get too close or stay too long…
I think we fell in love with Yokohama today. It is the cleanest, most attractive, largevcity I have ever been in!
The red brick building on the left in the photo above is a large mall. Chris was fascinated by the architecture, though I though the building was very attractive, I loved all the little shops inside!
(My favorite pens! They aren’t sold in the US, or at least not since the last time I checked! The ones I bought in Croatia almost 4 years ago now {WOW!} have all run out. Chris said we’re going back so I can stock up!)
(This gave me some crafting ideas. :) )
The world’s largest Ferris wheel was off in the distance, that is what we had our sights set on! On the way however we would got side tracked with more shops and malls (seriously, they’re everywhere… I don’t get it, but not complaining!).
(The red brick mall from another mall.)
(We got a real kick out of this store, it was ridiculous what they were selling in there…)
(… like Febreze.)
Alas, we made it to the Ferris wheel! Come to find out, Chris was pushing for us to get there just before sunset, but he was glad that it didn’t work out that way. It was a clear night so we were able to see the entire city, and farther, up in lights!
(Our attempt to make excited faces… Chris’s looks wacko and mine looks like a mix of eating something sour and fresh from having a facelift.. haha, oh well!)
(The building on the left is Chris’s new favorite building. I love how much he loves structures and design.)
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We saw a sailboat from the ferris wheel, so naturally Chris wanted to get near it!
When we were walking to the cafe we saw a Hard Rock Cafe, I told Chris I have never been. He couldn’t believe it and said that that needed to be fixed so that’s where we went for dinner!
Thank goodness we walked towards the cafe, if we hadn’t we might not have found a map that showed us a station closer than the one we used to get to Chinatown. I asked Chris after the ferris wheel if he know of a closer station since it was going to take us about an hour to walk back to the other one,  he said no…
Not only did we see the Hard Rock Cafe, but we also saw a Krispy Kreme! Now, I know Mister Doughnut is the doughnut place here in Japan, but no one can top Krispy Kreme.
By the time we got home is was just after 10! Sounds early when you wake up at noon, but late when you have to wake up at 4:50am the following morning! Just before we went to bed I took my leftovers out of the Hard Rock bag and busted a side laughing…
Only in Japan. :)
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