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Photos: Christmas

JAPAN | Thursday, 24 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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My hero!

JAPAN | Monday, 21 Dec 2009 | Views [456] | Comments [1]

So, leave it to me to move to a subtropical island and manage to catch a nasty head cold the week before Christmas.  Figures, right?   On a happy note, my wonderful husband surprised me with Chicken Noodle soup when he got home from work.  Such a sweetie!  ... Read more >


Fresh Fruit

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [464]

Today was a chilly 59F outside with low humidity.  I've been bundled up in a long sleeve shirt, tee, and jacket, not to mention socks and slippers.  Brandon and I have been laughing at each other thinking 59F is cold.  We were both raised in cold winter ... Read more >


Memorial Park

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [345] | Comments [1]

We visited the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Museum & Memorial Park Thursday afternoon, Dick's last full-day with us.  It was a bit rainy outside, but the Memorial Park was beautiful despite the slight drizzle.   We borrowed English translation headsets ... Read more >


Dick and I explore the Island

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [1029]

Dick and I went to the Japanese Underground Naval base where:  "The Imperial Navy Vice Admiral Minoru Ota (commander of the Japanese Navy on Okinawa) and 4,000 of his men lived and then committed suicide during the final days of World War II.... Read more >


Photos: Japanese Underground Naval Base/Peace Park

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Memorial Park

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Tasty, tasty Beni-imo!

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [2480]

Today's word of the day is "beni-imo."  Beni-imo is the Okinawa Purple Sweet Potato.  It is often times made into a paste and used for filling delicious tarts.  The boys are also big fans of beni-imo ice cream.   We had driven by a large beni-... Read more >


Photos: Beni-imo

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Shurijo Castle

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [935]

We took a trip down to Shurijo Castle Park in Naha at the beginning of the week.  According to the pamphlet, "Shurijo Castle functioned as the central structure of Ryukyu Kingdom over a period of approximately 500 years, and was restored in 1992.... Read more >


Photos: Shurijo Castle

JAPAN | Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Hiji Falls

JAPAN | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Views [533]

We drove up north to hike the Hiji Falls woods trail and bask in the beauty of the great outdoors Sunday.  We weren't sure what we were in for, but were all looking forward to the hike.  Stopped at the restaurant in front of the park for some yummy curry ... Read more >


Photos: Hiji Falls

JAPAN | Friday, 18 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Okinawa World

JAPAN | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | Views [1181]

We went down south on the island to Okinawa World this past weekend.  Staying true to theory, we found yet another route to get there...and a different one to get back.  After discussing this with other people, it seems like Okinawa World is part of ... Read more >


Photos: Okinawa World

JAPAN | Wednesday, 16 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Christmas decorations

JAPAN | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Oh, what a beautiful morning!

JAPAN | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Views [418] | Comments [1]

Oh, what a beautiful day!  The sunrise from our balcony this morning was especially beautiful!  Just wanted to share it with you! ---Arielle


The Beach & Transit Cafe

JAPAN | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Views [395]

I took Dick over to Torii Beach to enjoy the beautiful day!  It was gorgeous outside and the water was incredibly calm.  We didn't go swimming (just stuck our toes in), but walked the beach and collected plenty of seashells and sea glass.  Very fun! ... Read more >


Photos: Torii & Transit Cafe

JAPAN | Saturday, 12 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery


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Freshness Burger

JAPAN | Thursday, 10 Dec 2009 | Views [538]

Where do you go when you are hankering for a good hamburger in American Village?  Why, you go to Freshness Burger, of course!  I had a Fish Burger, Brandon ordered a Teriyaki Chicken Burger, and Dick had a Negimiso Burger (Japanese leeks.)  All of ... Read more >


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