Saturday, July 2, 2016

This morning, after dropping Joshy off at short stay, we headed to the mountains.   A missionary family we know are heading out on a 15 day camping adventure and their 1st stop is in our prefecture.  We finally settle on a plan to meet up at Naena Waterfall in Myoko.  Naena Waterfall is one of the top 100 waterfalls in Japan.  Jerry & I had gone there a couple years ago, and it just seemed like a good place to meet for a picnic lunch - we weren't disappointed. 

On the way, we took the time to stop at Imori Ike, also in Myoko.  Imori Ike is famous for it's view & reflection of Mt. Myoko.  There was a lovely, wheelchair friendly, path around the pond - something to keep in mind for some future outing with a certain young man.




Next we headed to the waterfall, a short 4.5km drive... IF your GPS doesn't decide to take you on an adventure.  According to the GPS we had arrived... ummmm... maybe at the top of the waterfall but not at the bottom where we were intending to go. We sent a message to our friends, turned around and headed back down the mountain, only to PASS our friends on their way up.  At least their GPS was sending them to the same wrong place! 

After arriving at the correct spot, we enjoyed a picnic by the river.


Lots of exploring, climbing, & hiking.


 Just to look at the various angles of this beautiful work of the LORD.

 We finished our time together with a treat at Cafe Gland.  

Thankful their food was much better than their spelling.

It was a wonderful time of fellowship & fun friendship building.  BTW - we are hoping that including the kids in the afternoon treat wasn't against the rules.

Laughter is good medicine!

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