Saturday, October 19, 2013

Monkey Island! (finally!)

The kids have been begging us for a while to go to Monkey Island.  I don't know why we haven't ever gone.  So, we took the chance while Grandma and Grandpa were here.  We did a lot of walking, a lot of climbing, and even got our toes wet....well, some of us!

Sarushima, Monkey Island in Japanese, is the only natural island in Tokyo Bay.  The Tokugawa Shogunate used the island as a battery and then after the Meiji Restoration it was developed into the Yokosuka Navy Yard.

Mikasa Pier, heading to the boat

A five-year-old's perspective

Riding the boat over

Our destination

The walk begins

The Love Tunnel.  Kris walked by a couple kids in there who were so excited to tell him about the ANCIENT writing on the wall (a lot of losers scraped their names into the walls over the years).  "Hey, there is some really old writing in there, like 1984!"  

Heading down to the water

Lots of windy stairs

Garytt:  "Mommy, can I just get my feet wet?"
Mommy:  "Um, no"
Daddy:  "Yea, sure, go ahead!"


Grandma and Grandpa watching the action

Watching the grandkids

Such a cool tree!