9.02.2006

ネ小川...Neo Gawa


We have discovered the Neo Gawa (river)!

The Neo river flows just to the west of Ogaki. We have been led to a swimming hole about 45 minutes to the north of our house.

As of today, we have been up there 4 times in the last few weeks. Here are some pics...











Mixon in the middle of his cannonball!







Selah walkin' on water.















That'd be me...































































Watermelon? Pinata?

















4 comments:

Rachel Z said...

Selah?! You're starting to look a lot like Kristen & Danica!
Mixon- Uncle Paul says about the picture of you eating the watermelon "wow, he's huge!" Good thing you'll be coming home in one year, instead of two. We might not recognize you!

Laurel-Anne said...

Great pictures! Reminds me a lot of the Cottonwood River near our place. Nothing like a cool spot on a hot day!

Mom M said...

Reminds me of my 13 0r 14 year-old son jumping off the cliff into the Raft River. Quite some time later I thought how insane for Clearwater Bible Camp to let campers go up there and cliff jump! Can you imagine the law suit if something went wrong?!

Vertigo said...

wow, I forgot about that kind of thinking! That kind of thinking (sue someone else if you hurt yourself) doesn't exist here (yet).
The first time we went to the Neo, there was a piece of old sheet metal stuck in the rocks where the kids were jumping from. No one took notice, other than to step over it...until Mixon cut himself on it. He didn't grow up in a world of "personal responsibility"...but one of "sterilization from danger so no one sues us". He was just trying to make us rich quick, then realized too late that he was still in Japan. ;-)
At Mixon's school, they even let the kids climb trees and ride unicycles without helmets on!