Monday, June 9, 2008

Our day trip

Anchors away!

The glass bottom boat was our first stop. I have never been on one before, which is a bit surprising since I grew up in Florida. But I have to say it was pretty cool. We saw fish, starfish, sea snakes, blow fish, and sea cucumbers. It was probably one of the coolest things we have done here by far.
This is the beautiful resort where the boat takes off. Nick and I are hoping to come back and stay a few days at this hotel. It had all kinds of cool things to do like jet skis, a mini golf course, and other water activities.
Maddy and my mom along for the ride.
Some fish
Me and Nick on the boat.

This is the view on the way back from the underwater observatory. That was our second place we visited. It was pretty cool. There were a lot of fish and coral around. I even saw Nemo.

This fish wanted it's picture taken by everyone. I must say he was very photogenic.This parrot fish was happy to have his picture taken!

I saw a lot of cool fish but she was the cutest thing I saw all day!!!

So our next stop was Neo park, a big petting zoo, so I was told. I was also told they had monkeys there that were running wild. That was the selling point for this place. Supposedly if you had bananas they would come sit on your shoulder. Notsomuch!!! Sure we saw monkeys, IN CAGES! I was so distraught. I wanted to hold a monkey, to have it on my shoulder, to feed it a banana. What the durn??? So anyone in Okinawa, don't waste your time on Neo park, it stinks, literally people!

After all the tons of birds we saw, I am thinking Neo park should be more like Bird World. They did have a petting zoo part, which, I kid you not, only had dogs and sheep. Yes, I said dogs... a Beagle, Poodle, and Pomeranian to be exact. Crazy stuff!!!

Not sure what this animal is but it was in one of the cages. WEIRD!

Some baby pigs, they were pretty cute!

My mom and Maddy by a fountain at butterfly park. This was our next stop. Maddy had been wanting to go for a long time and we had to take her before she left us. It's like a huge green house thing filled with butterflies and flowers. Maddy said it was her favorite place in Okinawa. It is pretty cool, but not my favorite.

Those things were all over my mom, must have been the flowers on her dress.

She was in awe of the butterflies. Look at her face, she loved it!

We were told that butterflies are attracted to red so Maddy made sure to bring a red shirt to change into. However, the butterflies didn't flock to her anymore than they did to me. So we are convinced they spray their red hats and umbrellas with something to make them go to them. But she had fun trying to get them on her anyway.

Look how happy she was to be in her stroller rather than the hot car. I love this face. My sweet baby Kara. She's just rotten, pure rotten.

Our final stop was a huge playground at Ocean Expo park. It has nets like this EVERYWHERE. Maddy loved it, but Nick was mad because he wasn't allowed to play. Poor Nick he's just a big kid himself. Overall we had a really fun day!

1 comment:

Sandi McBride said...

Maddy is really into that, isn't she? And Kara looks so happy and growing so fast!!!
loved the pictures...
Aunt Sandi