Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ice Skating!

When we first got our orders to Okinawa Tom started looking up everything there is to do here.  We were so excited to be somewhere more exciting than Valdosta, GA.  One of the things he found was an ice skating rink.  We laughed about ice skating on a sub-tropical island.  It took us almost two years to check it out.

The Southern Hill Sports Center is in Naha and has a bowling alley, batting cages, pool hall, arcade, and ice skating rink.  We got there before the rink opened so we decided to bowl a game while we waited.

Meltdown on frame 6.

And then the rink opened.

We had a convenient lunch of cup o' soup out of the vending machine.  Do they have soup vending machines back home?  I can't remember.

The curry noodles were a huge hit.  Yes, Adam, I can send you some when I mail your next box.

Ice skating was expensive, but then EVERYTHING on this island is expensive.  I ignorantly thought when we moved here that COLA was just free money you got for living here.  And then I realized that you need it in order to get by because everything here costs so much.  We had a good time, but I doubt if we'll go back since Brendan is still too small to skate more than about a half hour.

This weekend is another birthday party!


  1. That ice skating car is so cool!

  2. I didn't see any pictures of Mommy skating!