Saturday, February 26, 2011

wrong turn

Some friends invited us to explore the island with them. And since we still don't have cable we jumped at the offer. We originally planned on seeing the sunflower festival then grab some lunch together. We made a wrong turn and we were about to get back on the road when our friends noticed that we made a wrong turn at some ancient ruins. So we decided to go check them out. The views were amazing and we had a chance to walk off the donuts we had for breakfast. Eventually we did find the sunflowers and ended the day with lunch at the newest Okinawa style mexican food restaurant.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Check out my cool new ride

So it's almost the worlds smallest car, but we love it ! The engine purrs like an electric tooth brush and if we get enough momentum we can make it up a hill with both of us in it (without groceries). 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Guess who lives on the beach ?

Originally we were offered a house on base to live in. You may be asking yourself why we didn't take the house we were offered. All I will say about that is the neighbor had a tire in the front yard and a christmas tree still up in the living room. So we decided to look for a place to live off base and in no time at all we found a great apartment on the beach. Moo Shu gave her seal of approval ( a poop on the new carpet ) and we are all starting to feel at home and settled in our new home

The neighbors are very quiet

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Look out Okinawa

 We passed our driving tests !!!! If you missed more than 6 questions you would fail. We both missed 5. Hey...passing is passing.
    Now we are trying to find me a car. It's turning out to be an annoying process but hopefully I will have something to terrorize the good citizens of Okinawa with by the weekend. Beep beep... honk honk... look out people. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

It's raining Yen

Day 3. We ran around today doing errands and looking at cars. We did not buy a car yet but i'm sure we will very soon,  just as long as we both pass our driving test on Wednesday. We also looked at a few houses on base but they were nothing to write home about so i'm not taking pictures till we know exactly where we will live and get a chance to decorate it. The highlight of our day was our first time pulling out Yen from the ATM so we could hit up the local dollar/yen store. It was called "the 100 Yen store". Dave was not in a shopping mood today so I did not get a chance to do any damage but I plan to very soon !!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Day 1 ... and we are off and running

We made some new friends and they took us out for the day. We had some lunch (sushi of course), then we took a walk on the beach and finished with some shopping. Nothing like going to a mall where you can buy a purse and some fish heads at the same time.

Um.. not swimming there
Some hot dude I found at the beach

words to live by

funny, the Target by my house didn't have these

This is the view from our hotel