Hey all. It’s Susannah!
I took my big ol’ test the other day, so I finally have time to write about random stuff on here (I find out around 5/20 if I passed). I have two events in the back of my mind, but one is going to be combined with a restaurant we went to in Tokyo, so I’ll wait on that one.
I’ll start with Kamogawa Sea World! One of my older students (whom has since quit but her son still attends) gave Mai some half price tickets to Kamogawa Sea World; I think she is a member, so when they sent the tickets to her she decided to give them to us. There were three tickets for Mai, Sam, and me, but Mai generously gave us her’s to give to our friend Derek (he lives about an hour away by train in Kimitsu). So, during the second full day of our Golden Week vacation, the three of us took a train to Kamogawa.
Before going, neither Sam nor I knew that Derek had never been to a marine park, so he was apparently psyched. I grew up with the infamous San Diego Sea World, but it had gone so down hill in recent years that I haven’t been for a long time.
When we first arrived, we ran off to stare at the penguins for a good 10 to 20 minutes. Here are some pictures: (Stay tuned until the end and you can see a compilation video of some of the animals we saw. Including videos that turned sideways! WHOA! Fish swimming vertically?! Yes.)
Here’s a video compilation of some of the marine life we checked out. You can also hear our commentary sometimes.