Landed back home in Japan jetlagged and in a dire need of vitamins and fibers. The diet put you on hold while in the states and with a deep sugar rush or oil coma after most meals the Japanese diet was a fresh change back to the better. I travelled up the coast from San Francisco to Seattle (and back again) by car with writer Tony McNicol on a job for Wingspan, ANA's in-flight magazine. Feel pretty secure that I got more cool images than will ever be published (as usual) and here are some samples of the snap shots I took on the side from shooting the main story. We had sun, wind, rain, fog and everything in between during the 2 weeks we were over, and drove more than 2500 miles (+4000 km) mainly on smaller coastal highways. Except the cop who gave me ticket for speeding and the bigger-than-life bike messenger (MASH crew) I met in S.F, we only met fine good 'ol people and had a truly memorable experience in the States this time.