11/15/2010 (Mon) -> Narita airport -> JFK New York
Our flight was 3:00 PM, so we didn’t have to get up that early in the morning. We said goodbye to my brother and my sister-in-law as they left for work. Our big suitcases had already been picked up and delivered to the airport, so we only had one small suitcase and stuff we bought the day before.
Oh yeah before we left home, Derek decided to eat the ice cream.
We left the home around 10:00AM, and headed to Nippori to catch a Keisei Skyliner.
When we got to the airport, we dropped our rental cellphone off at the post office at the airport, and picked up our luggage at the Skyporter counter.
I’d post video of the commercials which Hugh Jackman and Beyonce are in, but those videos seem to get deleted frequently so I suggest you search them on your own on Youtube. (They’re not as funny as the ones of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford or other celebrities though.)
Before we passed security I decided to drink the self-heating sake I got at a convenience store the day before. I kind of wanted to put it in my suitcase and check it in to bring it back to the U.S., but I was worried that they’d find it suspicious.
We were surprised how fast it heated up and it got really HOT. We learned one thing from this. A lot of hot sake from a can = sake fumes hitting your face like a pepper spray. I sipped a little bit and noticed the strong sake smell coming in from my nose so I tried not to breathe in from my nose while drinking. But I forgot to tell it to Derek… As soon as he tried to take a sip, he inhaled the sake smell, choked on it and sprayed it all over the place. It was just so comical we laughed really hard.
After we drank all the sake, we went in the metal detector and walked to our gate.
We wish we got food BEFORE we passed the metal detector though… There was NO DECENT food stand after the metal detector. They only had a sandwich stand and souvenir store. No rice balls or anything like that. T_T Next time I go back to Japan, I’ll make sure I’ll get food before going through the metal detector.
And the rest was, well, not as exciting as on the way to Japan.
We arrived at JFK around 2:00 PM, picked up our luggage and took a cab home. My cat, Inari, seemed to be surprised to see us after being gone for two weeks. She came out slowly, sneaking under the furniture with her tail down. But within 15 minutes or so, she realized that it was really us. It was really cute that she didn’t leave my side for two weeks straight after we came back.
I wrote these posts mainly for myself so I’ll have some kind of record for our awesome trip. So I was very surprised and glad that people actually took their time to read my super long posts! I’ll compile all the info I wrote in my posts and answer as many questions as I can!