We took a family trip to Tateshina resort. So called, "Our family trip how many more times we can have."
As there are few opportunities when all families can take holidays, it was crowded Obon period, but we enjoyed cool three nights and four days.
One of my purposes is char fishing. After walking for several hours, we caught these. Said that, five were by my fishing tutor, and mine were only two. I let go three more sad to say.
It was like a hard exercise, and many of my muscle still ache.
The chars became delicious dinner like sashimi, fry, etc. at the hotel kitchen.
We can meet varieties of creatures when we go to mountains.
This caterpillar is a larva of a kind of sawfly. A pest eating leaves of trees, but it looks really like a funny stuffed doll.
A big locust. Even I got close, it didn't fly.
Nymphalis antiopa. This was the first time I saw it.
Dragon fly. They don't fly away in close range.
A bullfinch. They come a feeding station of the hotel.
Every time we go to Tateshina, we visit the Barakura English Garden. However, this was our first time to have afternoon tea.
Of course, we watched the garden before tea.
This was our second time to visit this lunch spot, Tateshina flower factory.
Quite comfortable to have healthy lunch at the open terrace.
The gratin is featuring Tofu, soy bean cake.
Coming back to the hotel, gorgeous dinner was waiting.
Starting from horse meat,
Flowers arranged by the wife of the hotel owner enhances the coolness of the resort.
This year's Lake Suwa fireworks festival was started in spite of the thunderstorm, but after thirty minutes they were made to stop because of severe weather. Railways and highways became non operational, and we heard hundreds of people were not able to go back home. We watched the festival by a real time program on TV. It was rare scene of fireworks with lightening in the background.
Maybe because of our schedule was from 13th to 16th that is not common, we had not so severe traffics in both ways. Good, good.,