Today MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) threw a 4th of July celebration a few days early. It was off base at Nimitz Park and we had a really good time!! There were lots of non military people attending, which is another reason I think they held it on a Saturday. It gives the towns people a chance to see what we do and give them a bit of our culture in their own country. The girls got all dressed up in their 4th of July outfits and we headed out the door.
As we strolled off base, I just had to take this photo. I still forget the Japanese drive on the other side of the road. It's really going to take some getting used to!
We were greeted at the gate of the park with a free freeze pop, which was much apprecaited, because it was SO humid out!! I don't think I've ever been so hot in my life!
Once inside the park Hannah and Elliot found these "fill in the hole with your face" boards and we had to take a picture with each of them!
We then found our way to the arts and crafts section and proceeded to make every craft we could! They really enjoyed the different craft stations, which I was happy about, because I think after a few days of Navy lodge living, it was nice for them to get out and do something different.
After the crafts were done, we wandered over to see the bands playing. We found out a few things at this point.
1. Mr. Belding from Saved by the Bell was the MC for the bands.
2. Bowling for Soup is the band that Sings the Phineas and Ferb theme song. They were one of the bands playing today. They sang the song twice and they noticed Hannah busting a move to the song.. Hannah was PSYCHED!!!
3. I would have never thought that shaved ice in Japan could taste any different than it does in the US, but it does!! It's delicious and just what we needed after a hot, humid day at the 4th of July celebration!!