I get the news I need from the weather report…which said to expect windy conditions and below-freezing temperatures today for my and Chris’ first trip to Hakone. That seemed appropriate given the fact that one year ago we were freezing in Beijing. So we layered layered layered and were able to stay outside laughing and taking pictures long after other people were huddled up on the tour bus. Anywho I’m tired, but these pictures of Mt. Fuji over Lake Ashinoko taken from the Hakone Detached Palace Garden were so pretty I couldn’t wait to post them.