The other disappointment so far has been that my connection from Osaka to Tokyo was very short, not allowing me time to get anything substantive to eat (I just had some snacks in Osaka because nothing else available looked appetizing). i also regret that i didn't get to do any shopping in the duty free stores. I had just enough time to use the bathroom, clear customs, and get to my gate before boarding began. I did manage to grab an ice cream sandwich from a vending machine (these are all over Japan) and a bottle of water though. It's now dinner time and I'm thankful that meals are served on international flights. The flight attendants are coming around now with dinner--chicken curry or salmon and rice. It smells delicious in the cabin and I can't wait to eat! It won't be the juicy hamburger I've been dreaming of, but I look forward to that when we land in Seattle. My connection there is a couple hours so I'm hoping it won't be a problem.
10 minutes later....
Well I completely devoured my meal in less than 10 minutes. Yum! Interestingly, when I got my meal, I looked for the chopsticks. I guess that a week in Japan has gotten me conditioned to using them. I am kind of surprised, though. Funny thing is that had I had chopsticks to choose from, I think I would have used them!
Given the time change that I am facing when I get back to the States, I am going to try and stay up as much as I can. I also want to try and stretch my legs a bit more on this flight. I am in a window seat and have an empty seat between me and the women sitting next to the aisle of my row, so I am hoping that will help. Just seven hours to go to Seattle!