I’m safe and sound in Okinawa, Japan! After two layovers and about 22 hours in the air, I landed in Okinawa around 10:30pm Wednesday (8:30am Wednesday in Texas). Bagpiper picked me up at the airport (he hitched a ride from a fellow bandsmen and his wife) and they drove us to the hotel on base.
We’ll be in the hotel for the rest of the week and then we’ll move into our off-base house. And in case you haven’t seen a picture of our house…
It’s a two-story Japanese-style home. Two bedrooms, an office and 1.5 bathrooms. Oh, and it’s about 25 yards away from the beach. How amazing is that? We get to move in on Monday, but the Bagpiper is going to try to take me to see the house this weekend.
Meanwhile, I have a lovely view of Camp Foster from my hotel window:
I have not done any official site seeing yet. I got in too late last night, and frankly, after all those hours on airplanes, all I wanted to do was lay down comfortably in a bed and sleep next to my hubby. So far, I have not really experienced any jet-lag. I’m now 14 hours ahead of CST, but I’m glad I got in so late last night, because (hopefully) it will help me adjust to the time difference.
That’s all I have to report now, expect more updates and pictures soon!
May 18, 2011 | Categories: Musings of a Marine Wife | Tags: Alice McElwee, Camp Foster, Flying Overseas, I'm a Marine Wife, Japan, Marine Wife, Marines, Military Wife, Moving Overseas, Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Texas | Leave a comment