|The symbol of Okinawa|
On Thursday, we spent our last whole day on Okinawa going to Okinawa World, Arana Beach and ending the night with a dinner at Jack's.
Okinawa World. There were three main features of Okinawa World - a demonstration of the Habu snake and a snake museum, a musical cultural program, and a spectacular limestone cave about 5 km long. You can experience the day along with us by checking out our photos.
The demonstration and information about the snake was in Japanese. Try Wikipedia for more information.
They used to have a snake-mongoose fight but the demonstration now consists of an underwater race between a snake and a mongoose. The Habu was clueless he was in a race but the mongoose sped right along.
|The mongoose is approaching the finish line while the habu in the lower tube is still lounging around the start|
The cultural program was about a half hour long and consisted of a drumming and singing.
It was a loud, exuberant and highly entertaining program.We also viewed a glass blowing demonstration.
The limestone cave
We enjoyed this cave. It was a tourist and child friendly cave. To us, it was more dramatic than Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. It took less than an hour to walk through the cave and see all the beautiful creations of nature.
|The lighting was enhanced by my flash but the water was a turquoise blue|
|An underground waterfall|
|Okinawa - the birthplace of karate and Mr. Miyage - the karate master from the Karate Kid movies|
|Our time in Okinawa is drawing to a close|
Jack's is a Japanese restaurant on Kadena Air Force Base. Both the food and the service were exquisite. This was our goodbye meal in Okinawa. We probably won't see our son, Tyler and his wife, April, and the grandchildren for another year at least.
|They are growing up without us around - but we connected|
|Our food is under there somewhere|