I am happy to report, however, that the weather did a COMPLETE 180 and was extremely hot and sunny the rest of the trip. In fact, the sea went from raging waves to the smoothest water I've seen since being here... I mean, it was smoother than most lakes! Anyway, there was just too much to show in one post, so I'm going to be writing about the things we got to experience for a second time with Don & Leanne (as well as a few new experiences for us as well!) in a couple different posts... so stay tuned!
Some highlights from Days 1-3:
Matt playing dress-up with his parents
Gas-masking it up
Tea canisters lining the window sills @ The Rose Garden
Pineapple Park in Nago (We managed to get an outdoor shot where it wasn't pouring!)
Remember everyone - Pineapple means 'pine' and 'apples'
This guy collects coins in his mouth
Dance party on the bridge
Samples, samples and more samples
This guy played R2D2 sounds for us
I want her job!
It was feeding time in the main tank
Whale Sharks (our newest dive buddies - post to follow)
Matt and I being all Japanese with our peace-signs
You can't come to the Aquarium and not try the Gargle Fountain
Leanne trying the Gargle Fountain - I guess it was some sort of mouth wash?
Pizza in the Sky (even though the sky was cloudy)
A wonderful Thumper souvenir shirt for the kiddies - no, wait, that's Thumper shooting himself up with heroine
Ice cream from a vending machine - this one tasted like a blue slushy
HUGE Banana Spiders
Matt and Don ready for some adventure with their flashlights
Don comforting Leanne about the spiders
Red Bridge to Ikei Island
Shuri-jo Castle Park
Leanne practicing her bowing
Matt and I inside the castle
Don & his fan
Sunset made a gorgeous sky that night
Don & Leanne's first taste of Japanese Sushi at the Sushi-go-Round (Ichibantei)
We were hungry
Matt & his giraffe
Representing with USA Shisa Dogs!
Don & Leanne get to experience our impeccable Japanese to English translations
Their FIRST taste of Yogurtland - we ended up going 4 times in 8 nights
American Village from the top of the Ferris Wheel
Many more adventures to come!