After the pottery class we followed another family out to the Hachinohe Botanical Gardens and Children's Land....it was well worth the drive. From our home, it will be about 25 - 30 min, I think. I plan to make this a trip we take again. The entrance is FREE. There are acres of gardens (which we ran out of time to really explore), amusement park type rides, go carts, monkeys and static displays. All, except the rides, are free. This was a field trip with Misawa Home Educators.
Arielle is a sport and took Stacia on the dolphin ride so that I didn't have to!
Ah, baby monkeys
LOVE the vending machines....
Obligatory tourist shot
This stone slide is great fun for the KIDS....a bit rough....but a great way to get down to the go-carts. We did check and it IS a slide.
Notice the KNEES for Mike and Jared....
Jared thought I was taking a photo of him and a Kanji sign because he's our Kanji expert...but I took a photo with the alarming statue instead. ::snort::
These are pedal powered...Stacia and I got in the first one and I realized she couldn't reach the pedals. The pedals were cramped for me and were downright torture for Mike and Jared. LOL
Why is Nolan drinking while they hold up the ship? ::snort::
~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...