Monday, March 19, 2012

Okuma- day 2

Day two of our weekend getaway began with a yummy buffet breakfast at the hotel, and then a checkout of our room!  Yes, we had to check out then check back in!  But we loaded up the car and headed north on an adventure to the northernmost part of Okinawa- Hedo Point.  We have been meaning to make it to hedo point since we moved here, and it was well worth the wait.  It was absolutely beautiful and we had a perfect day for sightseeing!  
Stunning views up north!
Dima and Zach made a wish!
Dima was making me nervous here!

And then... we saw it...way out there, we noticed a huge cock statue.  We had no idea what it was, but laughed at the sight.  Then we saw a map and learned that it was an observatory.  There were no questions, we had to get inside this huge cock!  
Do you see it way out there?
And so, with a few wrong turns, we made it.  It was better  up close then from far away!  
The boys inside, looking at the view!
The view from inside!  Beautiful!
 Daddy and Z looking at the water
Zach trying to figure out where we are
Love this shot from down under!

And so, we headed back to Okuma, as our new room was available.  After some lunch and an "attempt" at a nap, we decided to try taking a buggy ride as a family.  Zach was not happy about this helmet on his head!
 Get this thing off me!
Ready to go!
Unfortunately, our ride was short lived.  Zach was cranky from missing his nap, and he didn't like sitting in the front by himself.  So our ride mostly consisted of us taking turns holding him like this:
Wussy baby
By the end (15 minutes in) Zach had fallen apart and we knew it was time to head back.  
Enough Mom and Dad!
While daddy was returning the buggy and equipment, Z and I went through a maze.  It took awhile to get him away from picking up garbage, but eventually Zach got his legs moving through the maze and made it out the starting line!  
left or right?

And so, we headed in for some Dinner and ended our night watching a movie and indulging in a piece of chocolate cheesecake while Zach slept.  

We had a great time, but this was an eye opening experience.  Traveling with a toddler is something we will have to get used to.  We learned that we won't be doing any crazy trips for awhile, at least until our kids are older!  But for now, relaxing trips like this are doable.