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I leave for Hokkaido tomorrow and the travel butterflies are settling in my stomach! Matt (my boss at interTalk) is picking me up to take me to Tsukuba Center at 5:40 tomorrow morning. At the center, I will catch the 6:45 bus that is heading to Haneda Airport. My flight takes off at 10:40! The flight will land in Hakodate tomorrow at noon!!!!


I woke up at nine today and started doing the pre-trip cleaning. I hate returning to a messy apartment. I scrubbed out the kitchen and now I am working on the main room. The last thing will be organizing all of my packing.


Beth (a wonderful ALT) loaned me a pair of hiking pants and books so along with the pair of hiking pants and shirts that I bought last weekend I am pretty much set on clothes. I also ran to the store today and bought some dried fruit and nuts now I will have something to munch on while I hike. Oh, I also remembered to buy sunscreen. Sunburn is painful and I want to avoid that. I finally bought a new pair of tennis shoes and I am trying to break them in today so my feet will not hurt to badly when I walk around Hakodate tomorrow.


The one problem I am going to have is with my books. I am planning on taking Lonely Planet: Japan and the Lonely Planet: Japan Hiking but then I want to bring some fun books. I have Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Kite Runner, and The Memory Keeper’s Daughter all in my must bring pile. I know that it is way too many books and it will make my duffle bag heavy but I just can’t bare to leave any of them behind. Geez, I have problem when it comes to packing books. Oh well, I am not backpacking so they will just be sitting in the hostels while I hike so it shouldn’t be too bad.

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