Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Expo Park Adventure

We had a busy weekend enjoying some of the offerings of this island. First on Saturday we went to eat at a restaurant Pizza and Sky. It was a very basic menu. pizza. salad. drinks (which were very good fruit juices). But it's easy to see that people really go there for the view and atmosphere. It sat high on a hill, in a wooded area. The dining area was traditional Japanese. low tables, mats on the floor, rice paper sliding doors (which were all opened, adding a nice breeze on a blistering hot day).

Then we went to Ocean Expo Park, which has the second largest aquarium in the world! It was pretty sweet. We saw all kinds of fish and ocean life, coral, manta rays, whale, tiger, and great white sharks, and the dolphin show! It was a fun day!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Celebrating the 4th!

Hello Family and Friends Back Home!

We had fun celebrating Independance Day in Japan. We went snorkeling... Carrick actually got in the water! It was great and Carrick was like a little boy getting excited over the fish! We then went to a yakiniku restaurant, where we grilled our food at the table. Then it was off to the seawall to watch the sunset and fireworks that followed. It was an amazing day with great friends.

The Pictures above are from the other night at Western World, a line dancing bar here. I tried teaching Carrick how to two-step.... which kindof worked. :) And I rode the bull... video below.