As we were pulling our asses out of bed at a way too early hour to make the hotel breakfast, suddenly the room went dark and the aircon shut off. Power outage.
The whole hotel was without power, and without working elevators we had to take the steel emergency stairs outdoors to get to breakfast, which we ate in semi-darkness.
Luckily the power came on just in time for them to charge my credit card on checkout.
Before leaving Matsumoto we checked out the castle there. Whee castles.
I was more amused by the engrish on the parking ticket
On the way out of Matsumoto we passed the road to Paruru's salty ass
On our last Service Area stop, they had a highway spa. Tempting... but sounds dangerous to get that relaxed.
After that we drove straight back to Tokyo, returned the car, and parted ways, with a promise to meet up outside the AKB Sousenkyo Museum later in the evening.
The trip was finally over. Felt... really weird. As I got into the elevator in my hotel I quickly panicked "Wait did I lock the car doors??" Oh, right, the car is no longer with me :(
The next day I realized I forgot my "Labrador Retriever" CD single in the car... Oh well, the next person to rent it gets some nice music to listen to!
I leave you with 10 days of accumulated dead highway bugs