Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


Saturday was the end of the trip and time to come home.

We decided not to try to squeeze anything in at the last minute, but just to take it easy packing up and making our way to the airport.

But we did get one last visit in: Momoko and Madoka Yamamoto (and Momoko's new baby Sakura-ko) came to meet us for lunch! We found a place without too long a wait, and had a nice lunch of yakosoba for me, okonomiyaki for the others. (Madoka picked up the check and was an absolute ninja about it.)

After that, we got all checked in and spent a few hours hanging out at the gate. My main thought was, wow, all these people are so noisy. Also, a plug splitter remains the best object to have in your bag in an airport.

The flight back was pretty uneventful. The dinner they served after we took off was really good and not just for airplane food; I actually would have been pleased with it in a restaurant. I managed to get probably a half-night's worth of sleep; poor Jerry didn't get any. I re-watched Guardians of the Galaxy 2 after breakfast, and we landed around 1-ish, I think?

Going through Customs & Immigration at LAX was remarkable. It took all of 15 minutes and most of that was walking from point A to point B. They had automated scanners for passport control (with no line), and we didn't even use the declaration form we'd filled out on the plane; customs was just a guy asking if we had any fruit or vegetables in our bags.

We were both pretty wiped out by the time we landed in Denver; we took off at 6:30 pm in Osaka and landed 15 and a half hours later at 7 pm in Denver, so it was a 39-hour day. But soon enough we were pulling into our garage and saying hello to very clingy kitties and sleeping in our own beds, hooray!

All in all, it was the best honeymoon ever.

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