Since Brad had 4 days off for Labor Day, we decided to take a little family vacation before the baby came.
We drove a couple hours to a Navy base called Yokosuka. It's only about 50 miles from here, but when there's a stoplight at every corner it takes a little while to get there.
We parked on the base and walked to a park where we caught a ferry that took us about 10 minutes offshore to a little island called Monkey Island. Unfortunately, I don't think monkeys actually live there so we didn't get to see any.
It had a beach though (not a great one, but a beach nonetheless). The girls loved swimming in the ocean! It was the first time Alexa said she loved Japan and didn't want to go home except to visit. :)
There were lots of seashells to collect.
We had a fun day on the beach at Monkey Island.
We stayed overnight in a hotel close to the base. The thing I'll remember most about it is that for breakfast, besides the normal western-style food, they had choices of green and pasta salads. Do people really eat salad for breakfast?
We left Yokosuka and drove along the coast for about 45 min to get to Enoshima where we checked out the aquarium.
Our favorite parts were the dolphin shows
and petting sharks.
My kids are way braver than I am. I didn't put my hand in.
This dolphin show had singing, dancing girls. Alexa and Cailin were mesmerized by it. And again, I can't upload the video for some reason.
Anyway, we had a great time on our little family get away.