The other thing I needed to accomplish today, in my slightly worse for wear and maybe even still a little inebriated state, was pack. Once again the Mini-Turtle and I are pleasure bent and on a week away, this time to Nagano.
In fact I'm currently on a train, after having caught the shinkansen to Nagoya, that is just starting to weave its way up between the mountains though some very beautiful, heavily wooded countryside. It looks like Christmas tree country here, as most of the trees appear to be, what I believe is Japanese Cypress.
It seems I have left Autumn behind in Osaka, being whisked by the train steadily into an evergreen Winter.