This is what spending all day outside in Texas will do to a very white person.
The Japan Festival was pretty fun. Like a goof, I left my memory card in my laptop so I wasn’t able to get any pictures. Oh! I did manage to get a picture of a super cute pup that was in front of me during one of the performances, but I’ll post that later. It was a pretty small festival, but we were able to watch a dance, music, and martial arts performace. I tried dango for the first time, which was very interesting. I’m not sure if I like it, as I don’t really like chewy things, but the flavor and aftertaste were delicious!
Hayley and I decided to pack lunches, to cut back on the cost of the day. Right next to Hermann Park, there’s a garden with benches and flowers and bushes all over the place. It made for a relaxing lunch. After lunch, we drove around downtown and Hayley showed me a neat little bookstore called Domy Books. It was such a small store full of cutesy things. They also carried a lot of self-published works! I had a hard time deciding what to buy, but in the end, I decided to go with an issue of Gulf Coast, a quarterly magazine put out by the English department at U of H. The guy that worked there, helped me pick it out after I told him what I was looking for. He then gave me several recommendations for used bookstores scattered throughout the city. I’ve learned of four more, so it’s nice to see that list growing.
I’m sunburned, smelly, and exhausted.
I’d say it was a pretty great day!