There were moments when someone suddenly became an angel to me because of something they said or did.
About 2 months ago, when Yoshida-san told me that our last trip together would be in Hokkaido, he immediately had two wings and could fly like a real angel (of course this only happened in my imagination) (^o^)!
We had two days there and our companion on the first day was Takao-san, who is Yoshida-san’s friend in Hokkaido. Takao-san was a very nice and gentle man. He drove me and Yoshida-san all day to some interesting spots and was always smiley and enthusiastic to us.
Our first destination was a ski jumping hill. However, we didn’t see anybody do ski jumping here (maybe because its too high so everyone gets scared just by looking at it:); instead, we went up to the top by using the cable. It was a bit thrilling to look down but the view from the cable was so wonderful that we got very excited and fully enjoyed that ride.
We discussed for a while where to go next and as the famous Asahikawa zoo was too far (about 2 hours by car), we decided to go to the North Safari Sapporo instead. Luckily it didn’t disappoint us. Actually, that was the most special zoo that I have ever been to. We could touch almost all the animals (of course not the alligators/tigers/lions or some poisonous ones) and got really close to them. I myself found some animals here very funny and exceptionally cute!^.^
After leaving the safari, we had grilled lamb for dinner. It was one of must-try foods in Hokkaido besides ramen!^^
Since we got there, Yoshida-san became my favorite model all the time even he liked it or not!:) However, when he took some photos of me…, well, I would not show them here-.-
Takao-san had to go to work so he couldn’t join us on the second day. Yoshida-san and I went to a park in the morning but to me it seemed more like a forest than just a park.
I took a photo of a woman and her dog from far away but to my surprise she approached me and said if I wanted she was willing to let me have a photo with her dog. Of course I said yes!^^
We just kept walking around and stopped when we saw something interesting. Such as this snowball, I was going to eat it:)
As it was a sunny day in Sapporo, the snow melted quickly and the roads were very slippery. We had to walk carefully to avoid falling off. However, Yoshida-san did. One time. And as a good friend, I will not show his photos when he fell off:)
Later we took a train to Otaru and had kaisendon for lunch and yes you can look and guess how full we were after eating this 2 bowls. They were very delicious by the way!^^
I couldn’t have had the experience if it hadn’t been for Yoshida-san. From the bottom of my heart I really appreciate that and wish we can come back here to meet Takao-san again after 10 years from now as agreed.
But who am I at that time? I’m curious.