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Secret Beach

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It’s no secret that I am a beach bum.  I just love the beauty of the water and sand.  However, I’ve decided that it’s genetic.  My parents are both major beach bums at heart.  Since they don’t live near a “real” beach, We had to make sure we got in plenty of beach time!  We took them to one of our favorite discovered spots so far.  This beach is tucked away.  We drove past sugar cane fields to get there.   I’m pretty sure they thought it was as cool as I do!  We snorkeled, hunted for star fish, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. I even caught a big crab and freaked Daddy with it! Tee hee hee! It was a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine.

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Okinawa World

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We had never been to Okinawa World, but it was on my list of things to do.  When people found out that my parents were coming, they would tell me that we needed to go and take them.  It was such a fun day adventure.  Unfortunately Kennedy was at school, so she missed out.  We will have to take her sometime.  I was so bugged with myself for leaving the camera home.  Opps, so we just had the phone camera.  I guess we were lucky to have that! First, we entere the Habu museum where we looked at lots of snakes and had a demonstration and presentation.  Nathan thought it was quite fascinating.  At the end of the presentation we had the chance to take our picture with a large snake.  Yes, we even got Grandma to do it!

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Next, we entered a HUGE cave full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cave went on and on! We definitely got our money out of that!
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After we exited the cave, it dropped us off in a garden area where we could look at lots of different plants grown in Okinawa. It was fun to look at lots of the unique fruits. We cruised through this part pretty quick since we needed to be home to get Kennedy. After going through the gardens we entered an Okinawan village where we were able to watch pottery made, and glass blowers in action. We also attended an Eisa dancers performance with taiko drums, sanshins, shisa, and all that good hand clapping, chanting fun! On our way out of the park, we grabbed some mango and beni-emo flavored icecream. YUM!

2 comments… add one
  • Grandmama

    yep – I’m a beach bum and I won’t deny it! Nate-Nate & Kennedy are pretty hard – core too! I must say! They always had some pretty sad faces when it was time to leave the beach!! Love the snorkeling pictures – Nate at Okuma and Kennedy at Secret Beach. Too cute!! Wish we had gotten a picture of the bright blue fish we chased and chased and then finally caught in the bucket!! Not to mention all those cool hermit crabs with different shells for their homes. Those star fish pictures are great – so many colors and so big!! I spent most of yesterday wishing i could go to a beach!! 🙂

  • Tara

    WOW! What neat starfish! How fun!!! Sounds like you were able to find loads of treasures there!

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