31 October 2007 Just When the Colors Were Getting Good…
We’re leaving on a trip to the States tomorrow. First visiting my dad in Minneapolis, then my mom’s side of the family in San Francisco. Looking forward to it; it’s been about a year and a half. I remember the last time I went back, for the first three days everybody seemed unkempt, dirty, and fat, but then when I got used to it again I was struck and pleased by all the variety that is largely missing here in Japan. I wonder how it’ll seem this time.
This is the view from my window. The fall colors are just getting started here, but apparently they’re already winding down in Minnesota. Too bad. At least they have good ribs.
So, my next post will be from the States, although it will take a few days to get there and get settled. I’m still trying to figure out how many lenses I can stuff in my backpack without fear of damage. I was going to go with the diminutive 35/2 alone, but lens lust calls, and all my babies are saying, “Zak, how can you leave me behind? Think of all the opportunities you’ll miss!“