Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Waterfalls in Japan
Jesse has been wanting to see some of these waterfalls he's seen on maps. We finally had a free Saturday, so we headed out to Okatama or something like that. It lies withing Tokyo prefecture, but is 1.5 hours away. We were pretty pathetic with our hiking skills but still had fun. The kids played in the stream, we got stuck in the rain, but managed to see another fall as well. We decided not to push it and go for three.
We did go to an onsen since the kids are always up for nude bathing. Some old lady patted G's bum and said "peach!" If that happened in the states I'd be freaking out. Here, I was thinking, "yeah, her bum is pretty peachy." The kids spent most of their time in the cold water tub. This is the first time we've gone on a Saturday and the advantage is that there are a lot of other kids running and splashing around.
Only a few more Saturdays to go and Jesse's doing scouts next week. The girls and I might go to the beach if I'm feeling up to the challenge (hour on the train there and back, excessive whining, etc).