Three months

Beginning from June this year, I went to California and stayed that time for three months.  Experiecing a fuge earthquake made me think about my life and pushed me to do what I had always wanted to do but couldn't.

It was a wonderful experience.  I stayed at friends house and they took me to various places.  I was able to experience many great things.

I have been extremely busy since I returned to Japan, especially because I had to make up for the three months while I was away from regular work at my shop.  My Bows has been growing tremendously and is doing great right now so that makes me even more busy.

I've been writing about my three months trip on my Japanese blog but there is just too much to write about and I'm still far from done reporting.  I've got an offer from a Japanese VW magazine publisher to write a series of articles on my US trip.  I also have the daily task of updating my Japanese blog and home page that makes it hard for me to get around to writing here on my English blog.  Writing in English is still something I don't easily do and it takes lots of time to do.

But there is a lot I'd like to write about in English so I'd like to try as much as I can.


The earthquake made 2011 an awful year, but the US trip is what changed 2011 to be a great year for me.

On the bottom line, I'd like to thank all the people that I've come in contact during my trip, especially to Chris Cocks and his family for providing me with a base. 

Without their help, this US trip wouldn't have been possible.  I greatly appreciate all they've done for me.

I've got to get back to the US again as soon as I can.  I've still got a lot of things to do back there.

And in 2012, I'd like to go to other countries as well.  Of course those that are VW related.


I was able to do many things on this trip but among them, buying a VW bus and driving in the US was the best thing!

A great many people helped me to make this my big dream come true.  As for the details, I'll explain another time.

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