Road Trip! Let’s Stop at the Best Rest Area Ever

It’s Memorial Day, a US holiday that is known in Japan as…Monday! That’s right–the kids are at school as usual, and Mark and I are on the road for a quick trip to Shizuoka, a city two hours away.

Two months ago Mark fulfilled his wish for a second car while nipping a looming midlife crisis in the bud: he got a deal on a 2000 Mazda Miata MX-5. Pre-martayaki readers may recall that Mark owned the same car in the same color back in the late 90s. The super low price came with a catch: the original soft top needs replacement.

So we’re on the road to the nearest Mazda shop that can provide the parts and proper installation for a car that old.

A brief glimpse of Mount Fuji on a cloudy day

And road trips mean rest stops! We stopped for a break at a super shiny rest area, possibly the nicest one anywhere.

We found the shop! Now it’s time to grab our loaner and spend the day exploring the greater Shizuoka area.

Our loaner!

One thought on “Road Trip! Let’s Stop at the Best Rest Area Ever

  1. behindeveryday

    Love the map of the bathroom showing which stalls are unoccupied. Well, at least I think that’s what it is. Pretty sure I would never be able to figure out how to use a Japanese toilet.

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