Update: I started writing this post almost 2 weeks ago. I’m just a tad behind on the bloggidy-blog… and the laundry… and Daphne really needs a bath. So now I’m feeling a bit hypocritical because this weekend was actually lovely. Two sunny days in a row, even an afternoon at the beach, including swimming, without wetsuits. Prior to this weekend, though, we seriously had a lot of rain! And I just can’t bring myself to delete this post, even if these 2 sunny days have untwisted my knickers. Ok, on to the post…
It just keeps raining here, seems like for weeks, with an occasional break now and then. I know I’ve got to be careful, commenting on the weather. It’s just rain, after all, not a snowpacolypse! But it is a drag, nonetheless. Especially for a girl recently transplanted from San Diego. I think it rains twice per year, or maybe three times, in San Diego. Yet you can still grow vegetables in your backyard. Yeah, living there pretty much ruins you, weather-wise, for anywhere else on Earth.
I check the weather at least once a day, and when I saw a possible break in the rain long enough to get to a playground, I banked on it. I sent out a text to invite friends, and picked a playground. One of these days, I’ll write a post specifically about the playgrounds here. In. Sane. But I digress. We showed up at the designated time. As did half of Okinawa. Still, that fresh air felt great and 3 hours never passed so quickly! And, it started to rain again as we were leaving!
In the pictures, you’ll notice some standard playground equipment, and some not-so-standard equipment, like a reflexology walking path (yes, I’m serious). Some day, really, I’ll write the Japanese Playground Review post. Until then, let’s just enjoy these pictures of the kids playing with friends, exploring a field of dandelion flowers, and climbing a stairway to the sky!