Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Well it's My Birthday Too Yeah!
Wednesday, July Fourth Two-Thousand and Seven dawned bright and... Wait, no this is Kanazawa! It dawned cloudy and rainy, a travesty to Fourth of July parties all over the prefecture. We had hoped and intended to go to the beer garden, on a rooftop downtown, but it poured rain ALL day, making that a chilly and impractical selection.
So instead it was off for Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki. I do so love this food. Being that it was a weeknight, they gave us the nomihodai (all you can drink) course for two hours for 200 yen. Yup, thats one dollar and fifty cents, all the beer/ wine/ chu hai/ and sake you can drink for two hours. Wow. The beef was excellent, and the company fantastic.
I got some pretty cool presents, ranging from a photo wheel (shown here, note the concentration on my face) to fireworks, to some whiskey. Yikes! The restaurant even threw in some free cake. Travis and Dan threw in some punches, 26 to be exact. That hurt!
After leaving the Shabu Shabu place, we strolled down Katamachi to take cover under the blue bridge and light off some fireworks.
A good time was had by all, even with the rain. I was touched that everybody made it out on a weeknight, and we had a great time.