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Off to Japan (Steamhead)

Maine Doug_64
Maine Doug_64 Member Posts: 27
I wish I had known that when I was flying to Japan yearly.
13 hours on a 747SP direct from NY. Pure body torture!

The baths were great. Hello to the Big Budda if you are in Nara.
Safe trip u2 and have a grand visit!

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  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Leaving on a Jet Plane.....

    tomorrow, for two enjoyable weeks with The Lovely Naoko in the land of Rinnai, Takagi and Toto.

    My partner Gordo will coordinate the Steam Mafia while I'm gone ;-) and will represent All Steamed Up, Inc. at the Night School in Timonium, MD.

    See you all when we get back!

    Trivia question: Who wrote the song whose title I used as the subject?



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  • Uni R_2
    Uni R_2 Member Posts: 589
    Bon voyage Frank

    If you get distracted by any local hydronics there, show the pix after your safe return... have fun.
  • Stay safe Frank,

    and have a good trip.
    BTW-It was John Denver LOL

    Dave
  • Christian Egli_2
    Christian Egli_2 Member Posts: 812
    Have a long and safe trip

    I don't know anything about trivia, ha,

    Antique methods for timekeeping in Japan are most fascinating and all forgotten since (I think) about 1873. Seiko dates back to then and was all about adapting western methods to Japanese discipline. Swiss quartz was next.

    Prior to 1873, in olden times, a summer season 12 hour flight wouldn't even have added up to 4 traditional hours, and they didn't either count minutes. How wise. Your plane ride will be a zip.

    What it must have been to live in an age of dial-less clocks where the local steeple would ring dozens and dozens and dozens of times to announce 9 o'clock noon. Math was a funny thing then, the last hour prior to noon was... 4 o'clock and while the morning would start at 6 AM, the day wouldn't start until 6 PM. Tea time? Why, 7 in the afternoon! and bars shut right after midnight... at 8.

    Have a great time.
  • J.C.A._3
    J.C.A._3 Member Posts: 2,981
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    Konichiwa!

    Enjoy your trip Frank!See ya soon. Chris
  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    Bingo!

    but he never sang it as well as Peter, Paul and Mary did!

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  • Steamhead (in transit)
    Steamhead (in transit) Member Posts: 6,688
    So would that have resulted

    in "It's not 8 O'Clock here yet" as opposed to "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"?

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  • Christian Egli_2
    Christian Egli_2 Member Posts: 812
    No time for a sit down

    I guess that's exactly the way it works, clocks with hands that don't rotate makes it party time all the time.

    Clocks in museums are a rarity but worth looking for. Another thing that is rarity in the TOTO world is... the... sit down commode. Isn't all this exotic?

    Have a wonderful discovery time.
  • Troy_3
    Troy_3 Member Posts: 479
    Sushi

    Make sure you experience some great sushi. it doesn't get any fresher. Gochisosama.
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    can you check the ''wall'' from there?

    have a safe trip..have some suntory for me..was there in my navy days, it was the most beautiful country i'd ever been to..it seemed like if there was a speck of dirt, someone planted a flower in it..have fun.

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