Friday, August 24, 2012

Sea of Japan

Friday is Michael's day off ~ though he usually does not take a day off and typically works all day Saturday. Imagine our surprise when he told us Thursday he wanted to drive to the Sea of Japan today.  We left town with an atlas, a few spots we'd like to find and plenty of snacks and lunch. 

We DID find the Sea of Japan. We didn't make it to any of our other spots....but that's o.k. We think we'll make an overnight camping trip of it in the near future. 

Picnic on a rock out in the Sea of Japan 

Actually USED my 31 cooler.....

Stacia found thrones with steps leading up to them

Have no idea what the sign says, but check out the cool rock formations

This "scenic rocky coast" is full of tide pools which we had fun exploring.....We saw this sign as we walked along. 

We happened upon a strange, walled-off area. While the others explored to figure out what it was....I determined a "sea water pool" must be a pool we could swim in and not a tide pool.  There was no one else in, but it made since to me. I took the photo below from IN the water while the debate continued. 

This little spot in the wall let fresh sea water in and the sky in the photo above.

The kids enjoyed a dip in the sea water pool...Michael continued to explore... we drove a bit further and realized it was time to head back to Misawa to pick up Arielle and Nolan from their mission trip.

No matter how late you are, one simply can't resist farm fresh watermelon - not pictured....Michael bought the OKI (BIGGEST), I bought one of these green-melon things (which are sort of like a cross between a honey dew and a cantaloupe). The lady gave me a presento and we now have melons, melons, melons coming out of our ears.

Psst....Gotta love a country when a "stretch-and-reach-5-4" type person can be a giant.....and I'm not scowling - I'm concentrating, trying to remember the numbers to know how much I owe. LOL 

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

SIS: WOW! beautiful, beautiful, fun, fun and etc. Love the sky. How warm is it at your beaches? Love your giant thought, actually the picture showes you as such. :):):):):) You are looking always are but anyway. love/prayers - mom t.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

It's been in the high 80's; 90's through August.