21 July 2017. Friday.
Woke up to see and feel the infinity grassland outside El Patio.
At El Patio dining area…
Breakfast was prepared and served by a young Japanese man who operate the ranch. Western breakfast very well prepared.
Exploring El Patio. It is compact, neat and colored with western cowboy taste. In factor the youngsters who operate the ranch all speak with a little American accent.
There is a BBQ area outside the dining area… how nice to have BBQ on cold winter night besides this little house on the prairie (a TV series I followed in the seventies)
We explored the Stable. Cleanliness is beyond imagination …. this is really Japanese standard.
Life was not easy at the Ranch…
Cow Girl Pose…
The Ranch kept few dogs and they had liking for us…
Leaving El Patio, we had a short stopover at Shiroyama lookout point. Breathtaking view.
Our the road to Mt Aso, we started to realise multiple key roads was blocked due to road repair. (There was continuous heavy rain in Kyushu the week before). After some struggle and we decided to abandon the other destinations ( Kusasenri –gahama and Komezuka).
We arrived at Aso Farmland. It was an integrated resort, but appeared very quiet.
The staff told us it was partially under renovations. We had a few picture taken and think this is a fun place.
This is the igloo Aso Farmland guests will be staying …
It was a long drive to Nagasaki. We took nearly 4 hours due to multiple road repair site in Aso area.
After arrived at Richmond Hotel (Nagasaki Shianbashi). We had our car parked inside this tall building
Looking up… this is the way cars were stacked.
After checked in, we explored the neighboring famous bakery.
We tried and think it is good.
It took us some times to locate Yossou.
We had to removed our shoe before going into the dinning hall. This gentleman collected all our shoes.
The dinning area was on level 2. The carpeting look brand new.
The dinning area….
having dinner sitting on Tatami
… Yes Chawanmushi is good. The three colored rice bowl is exceptional.
one more item, the pork is as good as Dong Bo meat.
After dinner, we collected our car and drove to Mt Inasa. Very steep and winding road and a little foggy. Yet there was long queue of vehicles trying to enter the car park.
Enter the observation tower… the displays says this was crowned as top three night view in the world.
The observation platform were crowded.
Fog swept across …
Several shots of the night scene .
And a clip the night scene. It is very good sighting except our camera and our skill were not good enough to show up the view.
End of Day 8 : We woke up to find the green green grass of El Patio. We may have missed several destinations in Mt Aso area. I think we will be back for those and Aso Farmland. It is an exceptional experience to sit on Tatami and have very good dinner at Yossou. We concluded the day with good night scene from Mt Inasa.
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