Yesterday was a lucky day!
I had the day entirely free but didn’t have a clue how to use iTt
Moreover the weather so good it felt like a balmy Spring day!
On a hunch I went to Shizuoka City JR Station to see where I could go.
I was looking at the station map when someone lightly tapped my shoulder.
I turned around to discover N., a very old chum of mine!
-What brings to Shizuoka Station? he asked me
-I wish I knew! And where are you going to yourself?
-Fujinomiya City! M. is having a small BBQ lunch party at his workplace and he just invited me?
-M.! (another old chum of mine!). I didn’t know he was holding a BBQ!
-Well, it was decided on a whim as he wants to celebrate his going back to New Zealand!
-Really? Could you call and see if he is ok with my joining!
-He said, fine we are waiting for the both of you to join the fun!
Although it looks a bit far on a map, Fujinomiya City, especially Fujinomiya Station is not that far from Shizuoka City.
First you go to Fuji City and then change to a rain on the Minobu Line. Very simple.
Mount Fuji at Fujine Station!
If you want to take great pics of Mount Fuji this is the line to board!
A half Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya City!
Fujinomiya City is at the very foot of Mount Fuji, so people there have somewhat stopped noticing it!
Mount Fuji lost in aerial cables!
Red light Mount Fuji!
Pachinko Mount Fuji!
Our friend A., the back of A., another chum, J., a new friend, and Dino, another old pal!
A.’s workplace includes a small veranda where we can hold BBQ in the sun!
The LP gas operated BBQ gear, all imported from New Zealand!
Can be used in 4 different ways!
M. at work!
Fujinomiya City is a major meat producing area and on that day all the chicken, pork and beef were local!
We had twoKiwis, one Ozzie, one Croatian, two Canucks, one Pom, two Yankees and a Frog on that day!
But we all spoke English!
And we all like our meet well cooked!
The beef was to be cooked later!
Just the minimum of greens on that day! LOL
M.’s is a great workplace where you can have a peek at Mount Fuji from all kinds of angles!
Time to grill the enormous beef steaks!
R,. M., M. the host, Dino and a Grateful Dead lover!
The beef is sizzling under the lid!
I shared my beef with N.! It was just too big!
M. and J. having a musical break!
I had an early switch from the beer to New Zealand Hawke’s Bay red wine!
R. having a peek!
Serious drinking business for R. and Dino!
Dino’s awful mixture!
Grateful Dead and R.!
We had a bit of a long way back home as some trains didn’t reach Fujinomiya City because of the recent snow storm!
When we changed trains at Fuji, I noticed the snow on the roof of the train we had just left!
Looking forward to my next trip to Fujinomiya City!
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-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
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