Monday, May 03, 2010

Cool Field Trip

What a blast! Last night Twyla invited the kids and I to go with her to Star Bright Glass. Jim had found this place. It's a glass making/blowing factory. They'd been told that during Golden Week, you could bring kids in and he'd teach them to blow glass - at a discount.  It wasn't cheap - but it was GREAT fun.

Nolan, Stacia,  and Zander chose to come. We were able to ride in one car. Several had a turn. We went to lunch and came back and finished.

Very hot oven

Red hot - 1000*  hot glass...water, paper and sparks everywhere....

"Stacia" made a glass float.

Zander's Turn - he loved helping

Zander was a bit worried that the man misunderstood that he wanted to make a CUP.

Zander (Alexander) was thrilled when the gentlemen asked if his name was Alexander. He said that this technique was created 2,000 years ago by a Roman named Alexander.

We headed for lunch. Note: if there are tentacles in your roll, it's best to beware.

Nolan takes a shot at glass blowing

The gentleman told Nolan that the double line he got was "unusual". This will be a pretty cup too.

The only bummer is that we couldn't bring these home. We'll have to go back on Friday.

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

Much To do on Monday

I'm not sure where to begin telling today's adventures, but this is how it all ended.

It started early with school, really early so we could play. Michael, sorry to have missed you. Day four is sure to be the charm.

Twyla and boys met at our home at 9:30. We headed to Star Bright Glass in Hachinohe. That deserves its own post.  I DID  learn the way to Hachinohe...go out the subdivision, turns right and don't stop until the road T's. Relief to know how to get there without paying tolls. LOL We got home about 2:00 or so.  In the midst of a dust storm. It was so bad, I couldn't see the lane next to me to turn into our subdivision. This is after it settled down. Usually you can see across the fields, to a Japanese neighborhood and mountains. Yes, I did hang laundry before we left home. ::snort::
Back at home we finished school.

At Stacia's prompting, we went to visit the ponies. This photo ears the "amusing site - Japan" label.

The day was gorgeous. Much more wind here than Hachinohe...but it WAS very warm (60's I'm guessing). Spring must be here.

We found a safe way to the pond...a way that is "farmer approved". He stopped me again and reminded me to come fishing. He spreads his hands very big and tells me there are bass in the pond. He says we don't need a license.

Stacia quite happily pointed out the "bam boooo" or "baaaa boo"....

The Wind was WHISTLING and it was so fun to sit, while the boys made boats and the threw stones and watch the wind on the water, whist visiting with Arielle.

Farmer was quite concerned about Stacia's nose. He asked about it (and I understood what he meant). I pantomimed swinging and falling flat on her face. This made him laugh.

Stacia asked if I had some "dippin treats". This seemed to scream for an impromptu tea time. I "happened" to have all the treats from the Big Cake Bakery by Liberty Park.

We headed  to base for Jared and Arielle to be at Human Video Practice. (Michael, trying to get the video to load from yesterday).

The youngers and I ran to Stars and Stripes, the post office, the library and then crashed at Rick and Renee's. What a treat to have somewhere to crash when I'm in between events on base.

We received a box of books and an unexpected (to the kids) treat. Thanks, Beth.

I'd forgotten that Arielle LOVES Shells and White Cheddar. LOL

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