We have enjoyed our stay here. Lots of fun interactions with the grandchildren, adult conversation, wonderful meals and touring.
|Granddad and Louisa - I read at least five books before she would let me go|
|A long overdue piano lesson|
Most of you won't be interested in the former, so we will fill you in on some of the fun times we are having in Okinawa.
|Treehouse in Okinawa|
On the Beach
|Lincoln with starfish|
|Preston walking out at low tide|
It was wonderful to spend the time having fun and exploring the seashore - something that is hard to do in Mongolia.
|Exploring caves and tombs|
The next day we went to the northern part of Okinawa to a botanical garden next to the Ocean Park Aquarium. It was gorgeous and a great place for photography.
Next we tried the Butterfly Gardens, similar to the Butterfly House in St. Louis.
The quantities of butterflies weren't particularly impressive but it was nevertheless a great family activity.
|The golden pupa|
We then drove to the northern tip of Okinawa to a lookout point where the East China Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.
The setting was scenic and beautiful. The drive back to central Okinawa took two hours and reminded us of two lane highways along the Oregon coastline.
We may have one or two more cultural events before we leave Okinawa this Friday. We are getting closer and closer to going home.