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Trip to the US (Date 10)

Due to the international date line, when I arrived Tokyo, it’s already afternoon of the following day.

I safely arrived home and opened my suit case tiredly; then my eyes opened widely!!!


I hit a jack pot!

My suit case was inspected! 

I wish I hit a jack pot at Vegas (casino)!

My stuffs were moved, but I had everything. 

huuuuuu

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Trip to the US (Day 9)

This would be my last meal in the States… haaaaa


At last, I enjoyed my Peet’s Coffee at San Jose Airport. 

I will continue to enjoy it in Tokyo because I bought three packs. Yeah!


Time to go back to Tokyo… sob, sob, sob




I asked for an extra blanket (got it) and also gave me a cardigan.

I didn’t know ANA rent out a cardigan!


I started watching a movie: Hidden Figures.

This movie is highly recommended to watch; very encouraging how three women contributed for development of a space rocket.

Their passion even changed the society.


I had two lunches on the flight.

This was the first lunch; beef was nice and tender.

I asked for Japanese (warabi-mochi) and cake for deserts.


Then watched another movie: Gold.

This is also recommended; interesting story, unpredictable!


Your Name: this is Japanese animation movie.

I don’t know why, but I cried…


Then I enjoyed second lunch.

After second meal, it’s end of journey…

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Trip to the US (Day 8)

I really enjoyed the buffet at Las Vegas.


On the way to the airport, I spotted the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel.

One day, I would like to stay over at one of Hard Rock Cafe Hotels.


Sayonara Vegas…it had fun during my stay.

A challenge to use a LCC carrier is the weight.

I am usually good at managing the weight without using a scale. fufufu


Oh, this is my first time to see a cosmetics vending machine.


And wow, there are Casinos at every gates!


There are many entertainments at the airport, but it’s time for boarding.



On the plane, I couldn’t enjoy movies because I thought I can watch movies by using Gogo Entertainment apps which should be should be able to use on any LCC carriers, but for the Virgins America, it seems it requires to download their apps for any entertainment on the plane.

However, I enjoyed one entertainment: their safety video. 

It’s like a musical.

Yes, I happily pay attention to this video.


I had a nice American Chinese food for lunch: Panda Express.

I was told Panda Express plans to expand business in Japan.

I like American Chinese food and look forward to enjoying Panda Express’ food in Tokyo!

I did things that I must do in San Francisco.

Firsr, ride on a cable car.


Walk at Fisherman’s Warf and buy a Hard Rock Cafe’s merchandise.


Watch Sea Lions.


Eat Crab.


After dinner drove through San Francisco passing by few trains that were imported from overseas.


AT & T Park – San Francisco Giants Baseball Team Field.


And checked-in at the last hotel of this trip.


I was excited to watch the latest episode of Hawaii Five-O.


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Trip to the US (Day 7)

I woke up late to catch up my sleep after many adventures at the Grand Circle.

I enjoyed breakfast; there are many variety of food to enjoy hours.


Took a tram to Bellagio Hotel to check out iconic places in Vegas.



This is famous glass ceiling by Chihuly.


Bellagio started showcasing new theme – Summer at the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden.


This reminds me Menton Lenon Festival in France, but this festival is held in every February….?


There is the Guinness Certified World’s Longest  Chocolate Fountain.



And the world’s famous water fountain dancing show also at the Bellagio.


Reached to the Forum Shops.

The theme of this shopping complex is Rome and sky changes for morning, day and night.

The VenusFort in Odaiba, Tokyo applys the same concept resembling this shopping mall.




There is a spiral escalator manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric (Japan).

It was fun going ups and downs.


I cannot take any photos at Casino area.

I took these photos at the border of Casino and the Forum and these are my best photos of Casino to share.



After exploring Vegas, dressed up for Sushi dinner at the Tokyo Boys.

It’s about 15 minutes away by a car; It’s worth taking a trip there because food is good – sushi is authentic.



I also enjoyed interesting coconut and strawberry sake.


After a nice dinner, watched the show: Cirque Du Soleil O.

We were lucky because when we arrived Ballagio where the theatre is located, could watch the night version of water fountain dance.


The Cirque Du Soleil O is an amazing show.



It was already 11:30 pm when we returned to the Monte Carlo Hotel.

I was in Vegas so should play for fun.

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Trip to the US (Day 6)

I returned to Tokyo.

I wanted to upload my adventure every day/night, but the US is huge; I was at deserted area where internet connection isn’t good.

It took me hours to connect to internet disabling to sleep…and some photos are not uploaded properly – I can view them on my iPhone, but not on my iPad…hummmm

Sorry, I decided to sleep to enjoy my events on Day 6 of My Trip to the US; I needed enough sleep and energy.


Changed to Hummer to drive sandy off-road and walk to the White Pocket.

Unfortunately, we cannot reach there with this Car which is cute and talks.


We need to walk a distance after getting off the car.


It’s hot and dry; need to drink water frequently to avoid dehydration. 


Some rocks have the name.

This is called Brain Rock – hahaha.

Close relook for verification.

This area was elevated at Jurrasic period, about 200 million years ago.

The formation is unique and beautiful.



Originally sands/rocks are in red due to iron.


Rain and it’s water flows (rivers) which can become 1.5 m depth wash off iron and creats white pockets.

Imaging, cows to drink water from white pockets after rain.


We ate lunch (sandwich) at the shadow that we can find there – the place is rocky.

By the way, called Turtle Rocks because rocks look like back of turtle.



The view from our lunch place was nice, but we spotted a serious wildfire in Utah. 


After lunch, we walked to admire the area and rocks.

Rolly Pop Rock – I would name it Layered Cake or Rainbow Ice Cream.



Once again, the place is unique and beautiful.



It takes 2.5 hours to reach the White Pocket from Kanab, Utah by Hummer (4WD).

And we need to walk under heat.

This is why I decided to take sleep.


After a great adventure, we departed Kanab, Utah for Las Vegas, Nevada.

Drove through the Zion National Park on the way to Vegas.

At Zion, we also enjoy looking at unique and beautiful rocks.

The Checkerboard Mesa.


A Birthday Cake?


West Temple and East Temple


The Arch.


And other beautiful rocks.




After enjoying the Mother Earth Nature, arrived CITY – Las Vegas.



Stayed at the Monte Carlo Hotel.




Dinner is buffet.

Hotel encourages to walk Casino to reach a restaurant.

Well, food is nice.


After dinner, went out for a quick walk because I spotted my Hard Rock Cafe!




The city doesn’t sleep; there are many people speaking different languages on the street at late night.