Monday, May 26, 2014

Another first

Yesterday I bought my first toothbrush in Japan. My dentist at home usually gives me a year's supply, but this toothbrush decided to give up after a couple of weeks. 

Look how tiny the new toothbrush is! I feel like I'm brushing with a kid's toothbrush. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Okinawa, day 4

On the fourth day in Okinawa, we flew back to mainland Okinawa, picked up our rental car and headed out.


Our first stop was a Michi-no-eki. Unfortunately they didn't have stamps or magnets, but they did have passion fruit, which I had never had fresh. 


After that we headed north. Between the airport and Nagao City, there were lots of interesting things. Here there are Katsuo flags for Children's Day. 


After a pretty easy drive, we arrived at the aquarium, just in time for the last two hours and the discount. 


Our timing was perfect because it wasn't very crowded. 

I've been to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, but this aquarium was really cool because of all the tropical fish and the giant fish tank filled with huge animals.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Okinawa, day 3

We woke up early this morning to capture some sunrise photos. Unfortunately, there wasn't much of a sunrise. 

After that, we headed off to Taketomi Island for the morning. Our main goal was to ride a glass-bottomed boat and see some fish. 

Here we are on the boat. 

After we came back, we went driving around Ishigaki Island. It was a grey, Oregon-like day. But it wasn't hot and we had fun. 

Okinawa - Day 2

We saw Shurijo.

We also flew to Ishigaki. 

We arrived with a few hours until sunset and decided to try to go see it. Unfortunately it was cloudy. 

Even though we couldn't see it, the beach was beautiful.