It is Saturday and our 2nd full day here. We got up this am and went for a walk on base. It's huge too! Lots of walking. We could have used the bus system but it's a little too late now. Here are a few picture of our walk today. We saw swords, strange drink machines and possible future car. The picture of the clocks are showing the time that we arrived and checked in to the navy lodge on the 25th. The left clock is is our time and the far right clock is eastern time.
Friday, January 25, 2008
We have offically been in Japan for 2 days now. From Seattle, WA we had a 12 hour flight to Yokoda, AFB. Then had to take what should have been a 2 hour but ended up a 3 hour bus ride to Yokosuka. Our driver missed his exit and we had to take a detour. I give the guy credit because we had to go through some toll roads and needed directions. He did a great job even with the language barrier. We were so tired and just wanted to sleep once we got to the base but, Dave had to check in to the ship. I was able to walk on his ship ( USS Stethem DDG 63) and met the captain and many other Jr. officers. It was a huge ship. Much larger than I was expecting. We finally got to leave the ship and go to our temporary living area (the Navy Lodge). As soon as I walked in to the room I dropped everything to call home and tell everyone that I got here. It was about 7:30 am in Raleigh, NC and 9:30 pm in Japan.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Today, Dave flew into San Diego, CA to attend Helo control school (learning how to tell helicopters when and where to land on the ship). He will be there for 10 days before we fly to Japan. I am still in NC with my family and will fly out on the 23rd of this month. Dave is ready to get started in his Navy career. We arrive to Japan on the 25Th and Dave will be deploying on the 28Th. We are not sure how long he will be gone. It could be anywhere from 1 week to 3 months. We are hoping for the shortest time so that he will be able to assist me in finding a place to live.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Dave and I have spent our first Christmas and New Years as a married couple apart. Due to our upcoming move to Yokosuka, Japan we decided to spend extra time with our families because we are not sure when we will make it back to the states. We will be meeting in Seattle, Washington the day before we fly to Japan on the January 23rd. We are both really excited to be together again. Can't Wait!!!