Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Here is a picture of the restaurant. It was great because they played American music and the menu was in English. And one of the waitresses spoke really good English. It's amazing how fast our service was. We waited about 10min for a table and after we ordered we had our food maybe less than 10min later.
Us outside, the sky was really pretty, the sun was almost set.
My cute dress I got at the exchange. I felt like a school teacher.
Outside the restaurant.
After dinner on the balcony. The waitress was trying to get the lights of little Iwakuni in the background but the camera didn't pick it up. It was funny because she was saying " Say cheese!" ( said with little Japanese accent)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Here is just a picture of the people, we sat just right behind the bridge, so the view was pretty good, but just a little cut off at the top.
Amy's son Chris, but I also wanted to point out the summer kimono right behind him, they are really pretty.
My camera doesn't take the best night pictures, but here are some boats hanging out to watch fireworks but also there are cormorant fishing going on. This is where they tie a leash to a cormorant fish and a rubber band around his neck, and they fish for the fish and because of the rubber band they can't swallow the fish.
Here is Amy and Chris, he is almost 2yrs old and he was really good with the fireworks. He's never been around them and at first the loud booms scared him, he got used to them.
They kept lighting these polls that have something written on them and then fireworks going up the sides and the colors would keep changing.
Here is a good video of the fireworks. Later on they were like bombs going off. Seriously, if you had combat trauma, you'd think you were back in the war. The fireworks went on for an hour and a half, but they would start and then stop again, almost like they had to keep setting them up. But it seemed like they had like 5 finales, and the fireworks were right on top of you, some of them really did look like bombs. They also had some really good food there too. They like to put in on a stick. Their fastfood is really different than ours, it's still actual food like chicken, pork, beef, fish or something on a stick, not burgers and fries and all the stuff.