Monday, May 28, 2007

Shinkansen to Tokyo

Well, after Nara, we staggered to the train station in the cold. When we got back to Osaka, we tumbled into bed so we could rest up for our big trip to Tokyo! I was so excited to be able to ride the Japanese Bullet Trains. They travel at 300 KPH and are sleek and beautiful works of art. Below is the scrapbook page I made and the journaling is below if you want to read the story of our mishap.


Our second day in Japan we got up early to get to Tokyo on Japan’s famous Shinkansen; the Bullet Trains that travel at up to 186 MPH. We waited for our train at the wrong station. We were supposed to be at Shin-Osaka Station, but we were at Osaka Station. When we realized our mistake we rushed to the other station, only to get there right as the Shinkansen left! So we had to give up our reservations for the comfy non-smoking car and run as fast as we could to catch the Nozomi Shinkansen bound for Tokyo. When we got into the car it was filled with smokers and the haze was so thick that Matt said it looked like “Mordor!” I was so tired from jetlag and our previous day’s adventures that I immediately burst into tears at the thought of spending three hours standing in that smoke-filled gloom with my asthma. Luckily, Johnny was able to get us regular seats in a non-smoking car as soon as we reached the next station. And even more exciting was our upgrade to Nozomi instead of regular Shinkansen, which only took two and a half hours to arrive in Tokyo. Nozomi is a wonderful way to travel!

(digital papers from Christine Smith at http://www.theDigiChick.com )

5 comments:

Scrap Addict said...

Great picture and very nice layout. Love the lines and clean look. I've yet to try any digital scrapping. I haven't even attempted Photoshop yet - a bit intimidated by it... TFS!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is a beautiful layout! love the clean lines and the photo is awesome!

Cora said...

What a beautiful page. I also love the lines. You can feel the speed. Thanks for comments on my blog. Your pages are beautiful as well.

tongue in cheek said...

What a wonderful adventure you are having, i am glad to follow along in my armchair, thank you for taking me with you.

milkcan said...

Beautiful LO! Love hearing about your Japanese adventures! One of the places I have longed to go! Alas, I've only seen the aiport on layovers! LOL!