I’m back , after a month-long vacation from this site.
Did you have a nice summer vacation? It was so hot, but I enjoyed my new air conditioner. I had a nine-day Obon vacation, but didn’t really do anything special. I went cycling many times, went to Oga a few times, but mainly just relaxed at home . . . the BEST kind of vacation.
Today I want to teach you a few vacation idioms.
- Travel on a shoestring. It means traveling cheap. As a college student, I traveled to India on a shoestring.
- Booked solid. Full. I wanted to go to Aomori for Nebuta, but all the hotels were booked solid.
- Get away from it all. After working so hard in July, I just wanted to get away from it all, so I climbed Mt.Taihei.
- B&B (Bed and Breakfast), like a 民宿. I found a really nice B&B in Okinawa.
- Hit the town. Go downtown, drinking, shopping etc. We spent the week in Honolulu, after a great day at the beach, we were ready to hit the town.
- Catch some rays / Soak up some sun
- Thumbing it / hitchhiking
- Put someone up
- Road trip
- Hit the road
Good luck with the last five. I think you can figure them out. If not, we’ll talk about it this week.
Here are a few photos from my summer vacation. Next time, “back to work”.
At Hanamaki Hotspring
At Funoshi Waterfall
Time for a barbecue!
At the Taihei Mountain trailhead / Kokumin no mori. (60 km cycling)
At Oga . . . so beautiful!
And finally, my new toy! I bought this new lawnmower online. I am going to try it out for the first time today! I am so excited. BACK TO WORK.