Rest Stop

Halfway to Kyoto. Time to stop.

We loop off the highway to a huge rest stop, and stroll though the parking lot to the facility. We pass a Nissan car with a model name that catches my eye. Back home, “Silvia” is a common last name. What Silvia wouldn’t get a kick out of driving a Silvia?

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Here’s an interesting machine. I’ve never seen anything like it in the States. Here’s a society that pays attention.

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It was time to empty bladders.

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Time to feed ourselves and the children.

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In one of the shopping areas you could buy snacks for noshing on while driving.

Fish spinal columns were on offer.

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So were key chains, toy cars, flashlights, and more…

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Piano black.

Piano brown.

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As we exited, a vending machine offered “Morning Shots”.

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Our last glimpse of the rest area was of three pump attendants, taking advantage of a lull in business to do some exercises.

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