Just a quick note this Friday – it’s 5pm in Yokosuka (actually it’s now 9:30pm Saturday) and I’ve been thinking of you family and friends often. After more than 24 hrs in transit, starting at midnight with a reverse-Cinderella departure by large black Suburban, we arrived in Yokosuka on Wed 8/24 at 4:44 in the afternoon. Every minute since has been occupied with getting checked in – area brief every day for Dave and I, kids registered in school, laundry, ramen slurped, homework done, to-do list tackled…(I had to find a special to-do list app to stay synced with my 27 tasks!). Despite the busy-ness and the “OMG did we seriously just move to Japan?” moment two nights ago we are all doing very very well and taking every advantage of this beautiful and unique place. This weekend I’ll try to get pictures of the summer, baby chicks and camping during hockey camp in British Columbia up but wanted to share a quick hello to let you know you’re missed! Here are some snapshots…
Pool time on Friday – Olympic size pool is on second story of the gym!
Walking to school
Coffee in a can from a vending machine got Dave and me through our area orientation brief last week. Passed the written driver’s test – behind the wheel is Friday!
Favorite ramen restaurant so far!
A walk in Mikasa Park after ramen.
My attempts today to find a stable for riding – Google translate in record mode was hilarious! I asked two stable hands for help and we stumbled along until I realized the microphone might help with a real-time translation service. It mostly did but we laughed a lot when we saw them say something about a “foreigner”! Mighta been “crazy gaijin”!
Perhaps a little small? Cute horses and beach riding option at this place. Would be fun once but pricey!
Miura Peninsula coastline. Warm water and very wide sandy beaches not crowded at all because it’s no longer considered “summer” here. Very season-conscious.
The kids love sushi delivered to your table on a conveyor belt!
Our tour today ended with a double rainbow! “Oh dude?! Is that a double rainbow? What does it MEAN??? “