Tuesday, October 26, 2010

To Mutsu and Back

We left our home at 0530. The mission was to arrive FIRST at Shipwreck Beach and find some glass floats. It was COLD and BLUSTERY....

Can you feel the wind and the biting cold? We didn't find floats. We did find some sea glass.

Just so you get a realistic image of looking for glass floats....in the trash. 

As the others warmed up in the van, Michael, Arielle and I took off to find a geocache. What a hoot. We had to snake around huge piles of shells, down a hillside...and along a construction site....then just as we climbed the top of the hill, a truck came along. They must be thinking, "Why do those Americans like to climb that hill????"  We found the cache. 

Here you see me falling.....and it's only included so kids won't gripe about their not so wonderful snaps. 

What a mess....we headed for the Asamushi Aquarium next.....the kids love this place. 

This sea lion just stays upside down all day...loved the sign.....note the English. 

Check out the sign below. ::snort:: 
Agreed....that would be a painful place to grow a hand. LOL 

We drove on up the bay to Aomori City to eat at the Surprise Donkey.....the kids also love this spot. Stacia totally surprised Michael by ordering an adult "hamburg steak" topped with a slightly cooked egg. We ordered chicken nuggets and fries "in case" - but she ate the entire thing...and loved it. 

Driving home we encountered SLUSH.....and it's 40* and dropping....I think winter may be on the way.....snow tomorrow or maybe just cold rain?????

We arrived home at 5:45 p.m. I sent a few Regional emails and had a ministry Skype conference. Heading to a WARM tub, I think.....oh wait....Stacia just ran past with the same idea. 

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