This was not meant to be … at all.
None of us expected that we were going to be able to do this nor even planned it, granted that none of us have our own personal vehicle. We signed up for a trip that our work set up, but only 5 of us showed up that a bus would mean excessive. And so they gave us the business van with only a promise of returning it back in good condition. No distance limit nor a curfew. You know how that sounded to us? 😀
I’m so glad only five showed up. My previous post is high on testosterone level. This weekend, however, I could not complain as I find myself suddenly surrounded with lovely ladies.
I completely understimated their urge to travel. They were adamant to push on, to get into an adventure, and seize the day when this rare opportunity presented itself. I commend their will and energy.
We didn’t go to the supposedly trip that we initially signed up for. Instead, we decided to let faith takes the wheel.
We drove the west coast side of Okinawa stopping at … wherever.
We saw a lighthouse.
We ate Japanese treats without paying. 😉 There is this store that is kind of like a Costco where you can try to taste what they are selling. We tried a lot of it. I, for one, was full after I stepped out of the store. Ow, I bought an edible shisa. Now, my mouth will shoo away evil from my body. 😀 We also spotted a giant shisa.
The one to left is the edible one, not the one to the right. 😀
Then we went to Zanpa Beach where we had so much fun getting our bodies slapped around by a jet ski.
I was a like a kid in a theme park exclaiming I want to go back there and do it again! Amazing how people pay to get dragged around and get splashed with jetting water. We laughed all the way. We had to hold on while we move left and right at enough high rate else we get thrown off the water. It was such a thrill to ride it. It was like a rollercoaster in the water.
We ate, and then we ate some more. For lunch… Yakiniku.
Yakiniku buffet is a style of dining where they bring you the raw meat and you heat it up right there on the table. It sounds like work, but it worked out well as none of us had cooked for two month straight. And if anything, it’s the experience that counts.
Two of the ladies were squirmish having the small octopus in their mouth.
They were down to anything the day brings. And I was so surprised by it. Though time was restricting, we still continued our joyride to the northernmost end of Okinawa.
Here’s the sneak peek…
I’ll expand about Cape Hedo on the next post.
More sights during the ride… Japanese sign on the road, Malibu Hills and huh? Okinawa Hollywood with a Statue of Liberty.
It was a completely spontaneous journey for all of us. We didn’t wake up and thought that this is what we were going to do. Let alone, we didn’t think that we were able to do this. We were lucky to get a ride. They’re enthusiastic, energetic and generally just fun to be with. And with completely random plans and our added adventurer attitude, this really is a bomb joyride.
Adventure? Here’s to a relatively new blog I follow..
Meet two more adventurer types, John and Pam Wright of Oh, the Places They Go!. Together they bike, paddle, hike, climb, and even enter a tunnel. Follow their motor home that takes you to the most beautiful landscapes, exciting journeys and excellent views along the way.