I am about a week behind on my blogging but have vowed to pick up the pace. So, here are some pictures from our adventure last weekend.
I think Courtney and I found four different locations to test out these springy-animals. They were everywhere in and around the island of Shodoshima, which is where we went kayaking. This one, oddly enough, was on the ferry that we took out to the island. It only made the ride that much better.
We have decided to pick up kayaking when we return home to America. Moving to Montana for the summer and kayaking on Lake McDonald (as long as our plans work out, and I am confident that they will) would be an ideal situation.
How can you not love that face?
Chris lost his wedding ring while playing in the water, so the boys went diving for it. After about 30 minutes our guide became intrigued by what they were doing and asked what they were looking for. He then jumped into the water and immediately pulled up the ring. It was bizarre.
It was an amazing day to be out on the water.
I am really trying to get Peter into more tank tops these days. Granted, he is only wearing a life jacket, but I love this look.
Taco rice anyone? Mexican food is unheard of in Japan, but due to Chris' food allergies our guide bailed on his original fish idea and cooked a real mexican feast. It was wild, our kayaks were packed with all this cooking material and we didn't even know it. Taco rice is basically a burrito without the tortilla and it was amazing. He even had salsa, which was a huge surprise. And it wasn't the salsa you get out of a jar either, this guy makes his own salsa. It was delicious and we were very impressed, to say the least.
This is us on the ferry home. We were really tired.
We know we have shown you a lot of rafting pictures but our latest rafting voyage was by moonlight. We got on the river around ten and finished around two in the morning. The water was low and the experience was cathartic. Period.
It's taken us 5 months but we finally got to Mt. Ishizuchi, the tallest peak on Shikoku. Taking the ropeway half way up the mountain to begin our hike was beautiful. The fog was so thick we couldn't see where we were going or where we had come from.
I look happy here but like at Moony Falls in Havasupi by the time I had reached my destination I was sweaty and angry. Watching little old ladies (weighing no more than 85 lbs or 38.5 kg) climb these "God Chains" only made us feel worse. I hate heights.
Peter at our stopping point for the day. Due to time constraints we couldn't reach the real peak. No one was really up for a full day anyway, due to our late night rafting, "God Chains", and the stairs (they felt endless).
Peter is finally starting to use the camera. Its nice getting pictures of myself once in awhile. I am easily the cuter one in this relationship.
Isn't this a great view? The picture doesn't show the half of it.
I love you Peter!
I definitely think you are the cuter one in this relationship.
PS- We will miss you Chris and Courtney! It's been a good ride.