|Our restaurant in RAMEN STADIUM!|
|Hakata ramen- yum! (Photo by SMS)|
The next morning, SMS, the corpsman and I headed to Iwakuni castle and bridge. The bridge is amazing with its five wooden arches. The castle is a reconstruction finished in 1962 and is actually a little forward of the original foundation in order to capitalize on the amazing views. So, not the most old-timey but the view from the top floor is pretty amazing.
|Our asa-gohan of Iwakuni sushi- meh.|
|Cute painted rock dolls- an Iwakuni souvenir!|
|Yuzu with miso eggplant and whole fish!|
On Friday, SMS headed out to Miyajima while I finished off the last of the 45 consults. I went to Sako's for lunch. It is a small restaurant owned by a husband-wife duo. The wife has been the OIC's secretary for 30 years so basically, she runs the clinic! I had an egg BLT (EBLT) and it was delicious. Missie gave me a ride back to the clinic, which was great b/c otherwise I would have been run-walking which may not have felt great after an EBLT.
SMS and I had been invited out to dinner but plans fell through since the entire clinic was going to Sasebo the next day for a Fun Day! So, we went back to Sako's where I had my second BLT (this time with avocado) of the day. We watched sumo and the two BLTs seemed apropos. We were invited to Missie's evening English class as guests. We were a little hesitant but we went and had the best time! Everyone was so nice and tried so hard. They also helped us with our Japanese, which was very kind and helpful. We were so happy that we went and it was such a cool experience.