Friday, December 30, 2011

Okinawa Aquarium

Without a doubt one of my favorite things to do in Okinawa is visit the Aquarium.  It is the most beautiful aquarium I have ever seen.  Sure, there isn't as much of a variety of sea creatures to see like in the states, but man that big tank with the whale sharks and manta rays steals the thunder of any aquarium I have ever seen.  And so, all 5 of us packed into the mom-bilio on our way to see the fish.
The last time Zach saw an aquarium was when he was 6 months old and we were visiting CT.  He enjoyed it, but I was looking forward to him seeing the aquarium here at home.  And boy did he enjoy it.  He was amazed at the fish and held his hands up in the air as if to try and grab them. I look forward to visiting more aquariums when he gets older.
Looking at the big fish with Daddy
love this shot


nemo?

playing with the water fountain with daddy

can't get enough

oh hey

big manta rays

With his uncle Sasha

We stopped for a quick bite to eat and relaxed a bit for awhile before adventuring more about this aquarium

lovers

love the sea turtles!

um, what's going on here?

After we finished seeing the aquarium, we walked around the village a bit.  We stumbled upon a little show where we were able to participate in some tea, brown sugar, and sanchen playing!

She was singing here, not yelling at me!

Katya learning

After our trip to the aquarium, we headed over to pineapple park on our way home.  Pineapple park is a huge tourist trap.  They lure you in with a pineapple cart ride and you end up going through a huge gift shop at the end.  They have samples of most foods throughout, and we always leave stuffed.  The main reason we go is for the fresh pineapple they cut right there!  yum! 
 On our pineapple cart doing the oki sign!
With our buddy- Pine-apple
And the gift shop begins- with pineapple wine!
We tasted some yummy wine, cookies, cakes, chocolates, and fresh pineapple.  We ended up leaving with quite a bit of goodies for ourselves and our family!