I wanted to summit Mauna Loa
before I left Hawaii. Dad said, Only if you
hike with someone. Lynn offered. I told her
No, but don’t know why.
I’m in Misawa, Japan with the Navy
at the “pointy end of the spear,” vowing
that I’m going to get out. I will, but not yet.
The exchange rate is awful. I love
the country, note how the people
are uniformly polite and helpful, despite
my limited knowledge of Japanese.
In northern Japan, I marvel at massive
Hirosaki Castle and all the cherry blossoms,
and renew my fondness for sushi and hot sake.
After a long bus ride, I climb Mount Fuji
for the sunrise. It is glorious.
Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo ~ 2013 | My Day 2
April 8, 2013