Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Sneak Peak at Okinawa

This was one of the first pictures I took in Okinawa. It was the view we had from the parking lot in our temporary lodging. obviously, the base is not the best looking thing, but I was really impressed with all of the green!

Our 1st new car. This baby was a whole whopping $3500 and one of the only cars that Turf was able to fit comfortably in. It looks like a minivan, but is actually much smaller than a standard van, even a "Japanese" standard van.

This is a bit odd and hard to get used to. I have no idea what this says, and can only recognize some of the symbols I see while driving around town.

This is the ferris wheel in American Village. Our sponsor told us that it moves so slowly it is hard to tell that it is even moving, and he says it moves at that speed all the time. We plan to take a ride on it, but I guess we'll need to set aside part of an afternoon!

This was one of the first pictures of the ocean that I took. The beaches here are different. The "sand" is not very comfy to walk along, as it is more shell and coral than actual sand. I know there are beaches on the island that have finer sand, but we have not visited those yet. But look how clear the water was! I can definitely see why people dive and snorkel here. Just from the surface we could see tons of bright blue fish swimming around. Really pretty!

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