Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Miyajima and Monster Feet

Over the weekend, we went back to Miyajima. We visited back in August when we first arrived here, but it was so darn hot that we never got to go up Mt. Misen. So, this time, we took the ropeway up to the summit. It was a great day for it too! Not too hot or cold. While we were there, we had a local specialty called Okonomiyaki. It's a thin crepe-like dough with lots of cabbage, pork, egg, and special sauce on top. Tim got it with shrimp and squid. I got it with oyster which is abundant in our region. Bennet tasted squid and oyster! He seemed to like both of them!

After lunch, we walked around the market for awhile before we went up to the mountain. It was a gorgeous walk on the way to the ropeway. We of course had to stop to take pictures along the way!

Once we got to the top, we saw deer and monkeys all over the place. Bennet was very interested in all the animals running around! We walked around the summit for awhile, but poor Tim soon learned that pregnant women and three year olds are not the best hiking partners! On our way back to the ferry, Tim had squid on a stick, a popular street vendor food. Yum!

And on a completely unrelated note, I knit some monster feet booties for Squiddy!


Sparklinbecks said...

You look great! I LOVE those booties!

The Ceelens said...

I LOVE Okonomiyaki!!! You guys look great!! Miss you Nelis family!!

Sparklinbecks said...

My friend wants to know if you knitted them with 2 or 4 needles?