Day 147: Liquor as a culinary experience

Im at that place in life where I don’t drink to get drunk, but if it happens as a bi-product of a nights fun, then I’ll take it. I’ve always been the type to drink what I thought tastes good. As opposed to looking at the proof first, and then selecting a bottle. It all started as…

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Day 138: Bye Okinawa!

Okinawa was the best ending to our 3-week long trip. Seeing my LS and her family was priceless. Her girls are growing up fast and are beautiful, smart, funny, and full of love. Seeing my LS and her husband together was like seeing true commitment in the physical form. I loved holding the baby in my…

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Day 137: Natural Beauty

Our last full day in Okinawa was our most memorable. We woke up early for breakfast at a cute cafe/deli near the base called “Casa Casa”. We needed a good morning meal for all the snorkeling we would do at Cape Meada. || (Pause). The day before we tried to go snorkeling. We heard that…

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Day 136: Garlic and Mo’ Garlic

Arin Krin (aka The Garlic House) was one of our favorite restaurants.  All of the menu items were covered in garlic. We enjoyed our ridiculous amounts of food even through our breath was funky after the meal, it was OK because we ALL smelled like garlic and loved it.  We met up with a friend…

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Day 135: Forest Adventure

Today was an adults-only day.  We spent the day testing our strength, endurance, and courage.  We headed over to Forest Adventure Park. We started with a short safety briefing and then were sent out to zip line and complete a forest adventure obstacle course. The hardest and scariest part of the course was where we…

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Day 134: Big Fish!

After a long night of partying we some how managed to wake up and make it to the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium on time. The most impressive feature of this aquarium was the huge tank that held whale sharks and sting rays. It was phenomenal. The aquarium was packed due to an Okinawan holiday, but it…

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Day 133: Going Aways

For those of you who do not know my LS is a retired United States Marine and her husband is an active duty Marine. It was interesting seeing the families abroad supporting their military spouse and the men and women walking around in their uniforms buying groceries and picking up their kids from school.  It made…

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Day 132: Shuri Castle

From Adonis:We went for our weekly dose of culture, visiting Shuri Castle today.  In 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa, it was nearly destroyed. It was reconstructed in 1992, over the original site. We learned that in it’s history it had been destroyed and rebuilt 4 times. In its latest build, they raised it 700+cm above the…

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Day 131: Food & Family

Today was an easy going day. Rachel showed us a few of the local shopping areas and we scoped out some souvenir shops. We wanted to buy everything but we only bought a few things. Most of the day was spent eating (lol). We had lunch at Bollywood Dreams (yup! Indian food in Japan) and…

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Day 130: Gyokusendo Cave

We headed over to Gyokusendo Cave (aka Okinawa World) to get a quick feel for a traditional Okinawan village, music, dance, food, and drink. We visited a wet, cold, and amazing cave. We watched an Eisa Show (which was our favorite), and we tried Habushu, which is sake with a snake! Actually, that was Adonis,…

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