Saturday, November 28, 2009

before t-dinner

So, what did you do before your Thanksgiving dinner?

I walked in to see the falls at Minoo Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day and since Satoshi has to work both days of the weekend, I decided to get out and see some Fall foliage.

Starting a bit late in the morning, there were already many people there, actually there were many groups of people making the trek in. I think it is the only time of the year when the Hankyu Minoo line is really busy.

I first stopped at Saikoji, this is where Satoshi and I checked out last weekend, it had gotten significantly more vibrant.

Then I made my way to the falls, 2.8 kilometers one way, it was a great way to work up an appetite.

The leaves were actually starting to dry up and most had fallen off the trees, but there were still some red, yellow and brownish red leaves here and there.
After seeing the falls (which the leaves were actually kind of a disappointing brown-red), I made my way back out and had lunch at my favorite cafe, Per Caffe Bianco. I ended up having a big lunch...pumpkin soup, salad with marinated octopus, margarita (sp?) pizza and a cappuccino.

Today's cappuccino art was a monkey. So cute. Everything was delicious and after all that walking, really hit the spot.

After all that walking, I was kinda pooped and took my daily nap and then started my Thanksgiving cooking...what did you do before your Thanksgiving meal?


Debinhawaii said...

I was a bit of a couch potato yesterday I am afraid. Catching up on reading and taped TV. The colors in those leaves are so pretty--it looks like a lovely walk.

K and S said...

couch potato-ing is a good thing too, Debinhawaii :)

Take care.

jalna said...

The COLORS!! So beautiful! My famiy came over, so I spent the morning cleaning house.

K and S said...

Thanks Jalna :) you must have been so busy, getting things ready!

Take care.