Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hamahiga Island

We found this way cool beach on a little island about an hour away from where we live.  Picked up some sea glass and a couple of pretty cool shells.  We might go back for snorkeling when the sea conditions are right!!

 Connor is always with us in spirit! ♥

Friday, June 1, 2012


Being a MAJOR slacker in the Blogger department, I haven't posted since, like, forever.  We have done tunz of amazing things since then and it would take me WAY too long to update everyone.  With that being said, I am just going to post a bunch of random pics of places we have been recently, and hopefully this will spur me to keep this site updated more often!!! So, enjoy. . .

 This tree is over 200 years old!
 Neo Park feeding the birds.
 A pineapple restaurant =heaven!
 $20.00 pineapple parfait...well worth the price!
 Why they put one of these pic ops in front of a Japanese base eludes me...
 Ryukyu Glass Factory

 Ryu's Dining...the owner is from Shanghai and spends his typhoons making these light creations.

 Tomb of a King of the Ryukyu's, Sho Hashi

 Tsuboya Pottery Village.  So quaint! :)

This is just a small sampling of the many wondrous things we have seen the last few months.  Ta Ta for now!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunabe Seawall

These are some pics of the seawall area about 5 minutes from our house.  We like to go down there on Sunday evenings if it's not rainy so we can see the beautiful sunsets.  Recently, we met a local Japanese man that rides his bike along the seawall every weekend (he lives about 30 minutes away), mainly so he can find Americans that are willing to let him practice his English!  He actually speaks it very well, but still wants more practice.  We have met him twice now, and last time I brought him cornbread.  He said his favorite American foods are cornbread, blueberry muffins, and brownies!  I hope to get a picture of him next time we chat with him, but in the meantime, here are some pics of the beauty surrounding us!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

White Beach Branch Activity

For our church fall activity this year, we went camping at White Beach and had a chili cook-off!  These pics show the area above the beach that I posted last June.  We were able to stay in an adorable, rustic cabin up on a cliff overlooking the port.  The next day, Chas and I went snorkeling while Shantae stayed on the beach and read-she's not really into the whole swimming/snorkeling thing.  But she got some good reading time in while we braved the deeps!  By the time we started back toward the beach the tide had gone out enough that we walked half the way back!  Overall, it was a great weekend!

 Cute kitty that lives by the cabins.  We also had two cute baby lizards living inside our cabin.  Good thing they don't freak me out!  I just thought they were adorable!
 Ignore the stupid date - my camera is dumb.  I miss Alyssa's camera!!1

 Our cabin was the one on the far left.

 At breakfast the next morning at a cafe down the hill from our cabin.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tokyo Disney Characters

I had to post these separate from the two previous posts so you could see the cute characters roaming Disneyland and Sea.  Shantae spent a lot of her time standing in lines to get photos and signatures from them.  When she wasn't doing that, her favorite thing to do was SHOP!  At one point I said to Chas, "Is she seriously shopping again!?"  He replied with, "Don't worry; she really just has to walk through the store and touch everything.  Then she's fine."  Teehee!  

 Chas didn't want a pic so Minny chased him down, played with his beard, kissed him, then made him go to her house to take a pic.  As you can see by the on-lookers, it was quite the spectacle!

 Which one is Grumpy?  Can't tell...