So, when I got back to Okazaki, CATHRYN WAS WAITING FOR ME!!!!
It was SO good to see her. I really can't think of anything that could have possibly been more wonderful. I had sort of reached a point in which I more than needed my best friend.
For several reasons, we decided not to leave Okazaki while she was here, so we just had a GREAT time chillin' in the area! We played lots at Wing Town!
And we watched TONS of Jane Austen! It's amazing how healing watching Jane Austen with your best friend can be!
We also went up and explored around the castle area!
I still haven't figured out why there's this random anchor there, but I figure there must be a story, and I'm interested.
So yeah, the castle area is super nice, and it was great for Cathryn to get to see a bit of the older, more cultural side of Japan. This creepy dude told her she was pretty, though, and offered her like 1000 yen (or 10,000 yen, I can't remember), to touch her. So that was creepy.
And now it is my bedtime! More Cathryn's visit to come soon!