For our second Thanksgiving in Okinawa, Ben and I decided to celebrate the holiday a but differently than normal. Instead of enjoying a classic Thanksgiving feast with a bunch of family (or in this case friends since we are in Japan) we decided to treat ourselves to a romantic dinner date at Okinawa's best steakhouse.
Growing up, I shamefully admit that I never gave history the time of day (unless I was watching Euro-centric WWII documentaries with my dad which I always loved doing.) In my high school history classes, I'd remember historical dates/people/events only just long enough to take my tests and then I'd immediately purge all of this information from my memory. Although I'd like to blame this lack of appreciation/interest on my immaturity at the time... Realistically it was just plain ignorance on my part.
As I've mentioned several times before, Ben was recently on a training exercise in Korea. Now that he is home, I was able to get a good glimpse of what the past month was like for him through the photos he took. In addition to working primarily on the USMC's Camp Mujuk, Ben also worked on several different army bases for both the United States and the Republic of Korea. At the very end of the exercise, he managed to squeeze in a tour of the city of Pohang, Korea's "steel capital."
I'll admit, posting about Nakijin Castle is very overdue since we visited this site just about a month ago. With Ben being gone the past three weeks, life has been quite hectic! I'm balancing both work, which has been crazy since my boss recently resigned, and maintaining a household by myself which is way more responsibility than I imagined (I've never lived alone.) Not to mention, the past two weekends we were hit by typhoons. The first was minor, but the second left me without power for 10 hours, without any water for 24 hours and without potable water for another 24!
We're Kara and Ben, a Marine Corps family currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Enjoy our adventures, travels, photos, thoughts, and life together halfway around the world!
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