Friday, October 24, 2014

Driving?

We have been here just over a month, with Glenn doing all the driving. As I have mentioned the streets getting out of our neighborhood are steep, narrow, and winding.  The town roads are great, but very busy.  Some downtown roads are narrow, and the blocks are not "square".  Some are one way.  Some road signs have Roman letters with Kanji and some have only Kanji.  Everyone drives on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right.  We use a GPS just about every where we go. Well, I got my courage up and actually drove from our house several blocks to the church. Glenn seemed quite nervous (with good reason). He was nervous for me (my comfort and fears), and for the safety of the car.  But I did it!  I would like to practice a few times, short distances.  We'll keep you posted.  I may or may not ever do it again.

 
Melody's first drive and Glenn driving to Miyazaki. 


 
 
This is the hilly neighborhood that we walk or drive down and up to get to the church.
 



Here is a photo of Japanese money.  It's pretty cool.  The value of the dollar is very close to the value of the Japanese Yen.  I don't worry about the actual exchange differences.  If the bill 1000 I just add a decimal point and it is $10.00.  It is pretty easy to figure purchases. I'm grateful for that.


1 comment:

  1. I don't think my last comment posted. Congratulations! Awesome! I'm so glad you tried your hand at driving! You can do it!

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