Got Camels?

Posted on Posted in 2008, Family News

Hey, it’s summertime and we took a few days for relaxation. Just a few hours drive from our house and we were in a different world. Check it out!

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We got camels, baby! That’s right, just a few hours from our house are Japan’s only naturally occurring sand dunes, complete with camels. The kids had a great time riding, and I (Peter) has a great time running. That’s right, running. Check out how high these dunes are behind Wendi and kids!

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Can you see those specks on the dune? Those are people walking up it! And the view from the top of that dune was awesome. Have a look.

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What a view on a beautiful summer day! You can’t tell from the picture, but just a few steps behind me and the dune went steeply down, about six stories, to the ocean. I had so much fun running down. I felt like I was bouncing in space. What a blast! But at the bottom I was like a sand candle. You know, those candles you made at summer camp that come out all cover with sand? Well, that’s what happens on a hot, humid summer day when running down a sand dune.

What a great time we had. Hope you are having a fun summer, too!