First snow in Madarao

As my husband and I ate our early lunch, we gazed out the dining hall window at yet another rainy, dreary day. My husband is frustrated that he can’t get a clear day to finish work on the outside of our business: a small rustic luxury hotel in Madarao, Nagano.

I mused, “at least all that rain will turn to lots of snow for ski season… actually that rain almost looks like snow, what’s the temperature?”. 5 minutes later, it looked like this!

Finally Fall!

My favorite season and after 3 typhoons, near-freezing temps, and non-stop rain and drizzle, we deserve it! If you can make it to Nagano, Niigata, Gunma, etc, now is the time! The next 7-14 days will be breath-taking…

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Working or workin’ it?!

We rock the pair look as we transform this humble mountain abode into Crawfish Madarao!

New roof and stucco paint job complete!

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FYI, the process (aka “the work”)…

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missed a spot!

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lookin’ good!

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