I took a day off, as today’s programs of ACCP were poor. In the morning, I went to the pier to get on the bout of bay side cruise around the San Francisco bay.  Traveling alone was lonely, but I could enjoy bay side cruise, I could see Alcatoraz island, golden gate bridge, bay bridge, and the sky scraper of San Francisco. After the cruise, I ate clam chowder in big bread. It was very tasty. I went to the pier by old fashioned street car. Then I got on the bus and went Japan Center.  Although in San Francisco, I could find Japanese restaurants, the atmosphere of JapanCenter was almost same as Japan. There were some super markets, apparel shops, Kinokuniya book store, and so on. After I enjoyed the atmosphere of Japanese taste, I went the famous secondhand clothes shop named Crossroads, and bought a sweater, a dress shirt, and a cardigan with less than 10 dollars each. I can be able to tolerate the cold winter in Portland. Although San Francisco is a vigor city, but the night of San Francisco seemed to be scarcely, and full of rough natured people, trashes, and beggars. Portland is much more sophisticated and clean. And people are gentle.


平田 純生
Hirata Sumio

趣味は嫁との旅行(都市よりも自然)、映画(泣けるドラマ)、マラソン 、サウナ、ギター