Thursday is my favorite day of the working week. Its a day where I, or rather the girls & I, don’t have to be out of the house by a certain time, Eden doesn’t have pre-school we have no arranged activities; we are free to do whatever we want.
Sometimes we simply hang at home; this Mama likes to have a down day every once in a while, often we catch up on housework or run a few errands and sometimes we go on adventures.
Today, despite the house needing some cleaning and the cupboards restocking we ventured out to explore. Once every 2 weeks I drive past the turn off sign to Kurashiki Dam, today I decided to actually turn in and see what it was all about.
Im not going to lie, as soon as I made the turn I started thinking I had made the wrong choice venturing here without Matt. For starters its kind of in an industrial/waste site area, which didnt phase me too much but when I saw not one but 2 rats run in front of my car I got all kinds of nervous. I don’t really like rats and I immediately thought heck if I have seen 2 rats already I am probably going to see a snake, even worse a habu.
Despite seeing the rats, I toughed it out and kept driving and a few minutes later we arrived, which is when Eden informed me her bottom hurt from sitting in the car for so long (a little dramatic; nothing on Okinawa is too far of a drive!) and that she was tired and hungry so suggested we go home…we stayed. Eden was pleased we did, as was Clio. They both had a blast, as did I.
First we attempted to cross the extremely shallow water (like 3-4 inches) by using the stepping stones, I helped Eden to get half way across then ran back to get Clio (& my camera). Then I tried to help Eden whilst holding Clio to get the rest of the way across but that didn’t go so well, so I dropped Clio off on the other side then ran back to help Eden. We all just walked across the water on our return leg!
The girls then spent a good part of an hour playing in the shallow water, looking at rocks and splashing. I didn’t think to bring swimsuits, towel or even a change of clothes so naturally I just said what the heck, get your clothes wet!
The great thing about Okinawa is home never seems to be too far away, although after our fun at the dam Eden called Matt to see if he was free for lunch…which he never is but lo and behold he was!
Soaked through we met him at a restaurant which was the perfect end to a great morning made even better by the fact we saw no snakes, and no other beasties until right when we were leaving and saw a family of giant ants.
I am already looking forward to next Thursday!