Saturday, October 30, 2010

Modesty Towels?

Has anyone been to this onsen? I have questions:
Yae-Kokonoe-No-Yu: Exquisite outdoor hot baths that overlook a tiered waterfall in a mountain setting. A little out of the way, but well worth the drive. Separate bathing side for women although they can also use the men's side, if desired. Those who do wear modesty towels. It's fun to sit in the pools as snow falls from above. Directions: 36 Yakeyama, Towadoko-machi City, Aomori Prefecture. Located 25 miles southwest of Misawa near the scenic Oirase Gorge. Part of the Komaki Hotel chain. Admission: 300 yen for adults, 200 yen for elementary school students and 100 yen for preschool children. Must bring towel. Hours: 10 a.m.-9:00 p.m. daily (must enter before 8:30 p.m.). 0176-74-1141.
Questions raised by this blurb:

  • Is it worth the drive? 
  • Anyone want to try it? 
  • What is a MODESTY TOWEL?
  • Would it really be modest enough to wear in the men's onsen? 
  • Are the men wearing modesty towels or are they au natural? 
  • Wondering if I could get my men folk to do a family onsen with towels. ::snort::  
  • Why would I WANT to sit in the men's onsen? 
If you're clueless about onsens, read this - or go to the top left of this blog, type "onsen" in the search engine and hit the magnifying glass to see any other entry that talks about onsens. LOL  Simply put - onsens are the "starting point of pleasure". LOL 

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~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Of Prince and Princesses

We had planned to go to the annual Rokkosho Salmon Festival today. 

I got up early and headed to the gym. I followed it with a trip to my Hirohata Onsen (my new favorite).  I was back home toned, cleansed and rested in time for us to round up kids and head out by 9:30 a.m. 

Unfortunately, our princess woke up sick. Yeah - I know what you are thinking but ALL are daughters are princesses - and they will tell you I'm the queen. ::snort::  Anyway, Michael decided it would be better to go ahead and have all of us stay home today. I had offered to stay with Stacia alone. We cleaned, we organized, we played games....I made a "kitchen sink soup"....turned out to be WONDERFUL, with lots of leftovers for lunches this week. We love soup weather. 

We've been talking about what to do with Prince Charming as the insect supply around here is dwindling. The kids did their research. We took him down to a local pond and released him......he quickly went about hunting. LOL

I'll miss the little guy's company. I MUST talk to someone while I cook...and Prince Charming was a great partner in the kitchen. ::snort:: It was also  entertaining to catch flies and feed them to him rather than splat them on the walls. Ewwww....Just Sayin.

Michael and Jared put this shelf together for the laundry room. It's GREAT....the grain buckets are on the bottom (3 of them anyway) and I had somewhere to put the Vitacost order. LOL

Mike's been busy putting shelves in our closet....just a wonderfully, boring, typical family day.....a joy to live.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...