|Lunch at Narita domestic terminal (our first time in this section)|
waiting for our fight's check in to begin.
The flight to Okinawa was a BuMpY one! Wow! With us skirting around a tropical depression we had to fly through some pretty turbulent air. We had amazing views of the clouds outside though! Since we grabbed the cheapest ticket we could find, it meant a no-frills-flight. So...no onboard entertainment....which meant, about one hour of iPad or Kindle before both kids passed out on their tray tables. Doesn't look very comfortable. Our arrival in Okinawa was quite exciting!! The large fish tank could have held Garytt's attention for hours! Then, he said, "What am I doing?! We are going to the biggest fish tank EVER in a few days! Let's go, Mom!"
Saturday morning we were up and at 'em so we could check out of one hotel, and make our way to White Beach (Naval rec area) for one night. On our way to White Beach, we decided to stop and check out Shuri Castle. Unfortunately, it was one of the worst weather days on our trip! Not only was it raining hard, but it was really windy. We ended up having to buy ponchos (this is in addition to the long pants and long sleeve shirts we had to buy because rainy weather isn't as warm as beach weather). Garytt wasn't impressed with either the weather or the new rain gear.
For dinner we drove off base and found a little courtyard with different food stalls. We tried the famous taco rice and it was delicious!!! Also, shave ice! Yum!
After we moved all of our stuff to the new room, we got ourselves together and made our way to the aquarium. What better way to spend the day, than inside the aquarium?! (We weren't the only ones thinking that though...oh my, the crowds!!!)
For the most part, this aquarium is like any other. Gigantic crab, colorful fish, weird looking fish....fun for kids for hours!
We spent a lot of time in front of this glass container!! Watching the whale sharks go around and around and around again was mesmerizing!
When it was time for us to enjoy the outside activities it was still raining. So, we made the executive decision to tell the kids that the shows were rained out, and we made our way back to the car. It's exhausting to constantly be wet. And...flip flops don't make the best shoes for exploring in the rain.
This is what you have to do to keep your towel in one place when the winds are blowing like crazy!