Hello, everyone! After 39 days of living in Okinawa, I have finally gotten the time to sit down and put this together. It will continue to evolve as I update it. Bear with me, as I was not blessed with web development skills! 🙂

Casey and I are doing very well here in Okinawa, adjusting to the change of scenery as best we can. I plan to write individual posts on the major things we have done so far, but I feel the need to do a quick update to fill you all in.

We arrived in Okinawa on October 5th (more on that epic journey here), and it took us less than a week to recover from jet lag. I think Barley had the hardest time, waking up at 2 and 4am every morning ready to begin his day! After a week of living in a hotel, we moved into our 3-bedroom apartment. This is our first apartment, so that has been adjustment… especially for this guy:

We have government furniture and a few hundred pounds of our own belongings which were shipped over to Okinawa in our express shipment, however most of our possessions remain on a ship somewhere on the Pacific. I am sure we will feel at home as soon as we get our things moved in.

We took our driver’s tests to get our Japanese driver’s licenses, learned how to drive on the left side of the road (more on that here), and purchased our cars. In addition to learning to drive a car again, Casey had to step out of the simulator and into the C-130J Hercules! We are so excited that he is finally getting to fly that beautiful beast! He has spent some time flying around on mainland Japan, while I have been busy back here in Okinawa.

In the short time we have been here, we have met some wonderful new people, and we are positive that we will develop some lasting friendships and some incredible stories to tell from the adventures we will have. These, of course, I look forward to telling you all later!

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4 thoughts on “Konnichiwa!

  1. The one and only.


  2. Peggy Owens

    I love your pictures! I took many myself when I lived in Okinawa.

    I find myself having a few things in common with you. I was a young military bride(USAF) in Okinawa in 1983. My husband worked with the SR 71 at Kadena. I lived there for almost 3 years. I am a native Floridian and currently reside in Panama City Fl.

    I am hoping to connect with someone because I want to try to purchase something from the glass factory and I am not sure how to correspond via the website. The item is a mug. I had two of them and sadly both have been broken. I can send you a link of the item,If you are interested, please let me know. I will send you the information if you would like to help.

    • Peggy, thank you for reading my blog. I have fallen in love with this place, despite having to be dragged here kicking and screaming. We only have a year left on Okinawa before our entire squadron moves with us to mainland Japan. I am already sad to be leaving beautiful Okinawa. I would be happy to help you with your Ryukyu glass! You can email me at lovewhereyouland@ gmail.com 🙂

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