Friday, January 23, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Shurijo Castle Park

Today we went to Shuri Castle. We took lots of pictures and walked around getting stamps on the guide maps. It was a fun outing that ended with lunch at CoCo Ichiban.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Game Night

We had a fun holiday weekend as we had our usual game night once again. The game was phase 10 twist...much like phase 10 but much more fun. If you have not played it yet you must try this game. Of course we ate way too much and then we pulled out the candy...having lots of friends over after Christmas is a good way to get rid of all of the extra calories that are hanging around waiting to be consumed. So thank you for all of you who came and enjoyed our party. I hope to have another game night soon...New Years is coming up!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Well if you know anything about my family you would know that we are very involved in the theater. The Pacific Okinawa Players is the community theater group here on Okinawa. When we got here in 2003 we found POPs and started getting involved...which evolved to well much more involvement. To find out more about POPs click the link to the web page on my blog.
The latest production is Nuncrackers to find out more about this production, shows gone by, or future productions go to the Pacific Okinawa Players web site.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful our gas price will go down to 2.48 a gallon on Friday.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

GAS rip off on Okinawa

I am upset that we still paying $4.06 per gallon of gas on Okinawa Japan...

The article below is from the Stars and Stripes Jan 2007:

"AAFES Overseas Pump Prices to Better Reflect Current U.S. Market Conditions Beginning Feb. 1, 2007, all Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) OCONUS gas stations will adjust pump prices week-to-week based on the current week's U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) average price. The change is being made in response to concerns from military families who wanted to see the price at the pump updated more often than once a month. According to AAFES' Chief of Communications Lt. Col. Dean Thurmond, "Changing pump and coupon prices every seven days should provide prices that are more closely aligned to those in the states and help reduce the issues monthly pricing tended to create." The first week-to-week adjustment to pump prices at AAFES-operated stations in Germany, Turkey, Korea, Okinawa, Japan, Guam as well as the
United Kingdom, Azores and Netherlands will be made on Feb. 1. Thereafter, AAFES will begin modifying OCONUS fuel prices every Saturday morning at 12:00AM local time"

Bottom line is they would adjust the prices if AAFES is making a huge profit!!! But our gas prices have not gone down for 3 months in a row. Gas Price in the States today is as low as $1.80. The Hill AFB AAFES gas price is $1.90 while we here in Japan pay twice as much.