After days of walking, my feet were exhausted by the time we reached Lake Shikotsu on the last day of the trip. So when The Hubs suggested climbing up a hill to look at a bird sanctuary, you can imagine that I was less than enthusiastic. This was especially since I’m really so not into birds. But then I figured, what the heck and so with my very achy breaky back, slowly made the climb. And boy, was I glad I did. Because up on that hill, it was the peak of Autumn and the whole forest had turned into a beautiful shade of orange. It was worth every step until I found out that we could actually drive up. Oh well, it was still good.