Even though it is actually Friday night here, I thought I would still do a little High Five For Friday post. It has been a crazy busy and exciting week. We have been house hunting, car hunting, checking in, going to orientation, and getting lots of other to-dos crossed off. We are feeling very accomplished and can't wait to get completely settled in for the long haul.
We were cleared to live off base and started house hunting on Monday and fell in love with a place on Tuesday. We were actually surprised by how many places we liked, but the one we decided on was a pretty clear winner. It was somewhat of a chaotic process, which I will share more on later. We have the keys and move in on Monday! Here is a little sneak peek of our house.
We've got a house!
We also got a car this week. Also more on that later. We will hopefully be getting another one next week. We had to study and take a test in order to get our license here. Thankfully, we both passed. We had to learn to drive on the other side of the road. It has been an adjustment, but we are getting used to it. We have also had to adjust to the craziness of the roads and the drivers around here. It gets pretty nuts, especially when people stop in the middle of the road.
We wanted something interesting, this definitely fit the bill
We are loving the food here. We can't get enough sushi and ramen. We even went back to our favorite $1 sushi place because we found out it is right down the street from our house! We have tried some interesting things and are excited to check out more restaurants.
We found this little slice of paradise down the street from our house. The beach is slightly dirty, with lots of washed up trash, but we just can't get enough of the beautiful colors. We are considering heading up north this weekend to find more beautiful spots.
You can take us out of America, but we will never give up our Mexican food. Apparently, they think Americans really like Mexican food, because they have tons of Mexican Restaurants on the island. We went searching for one tonight when our normal weekend craving hit. We first found a food truck with burritos, but the weather wasn't great so we opted for a sit down place instead. It is called Mike's Tex Mex and is right off of Highway 58 by Camp Foster. The chips and guacamole were definitely up to par. My enchiladas met my standards as well. The atmosphere was a ton of fun. We were happy to know that it is possible to find good Mexican on the island.
We are hoping for a fun and relaxing weekend in preparation for another crazy week next week. There is so much to do on the island, we can't seem to decide what we want to do first! I already have a rather long Okinawa bucket list.