Week 1 in Japan

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Kamakura

First Day Out in Yokosuka, Japan

First Day Out in Yokosuka, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be honest, it isn’t your typical first week living in a new place.  Since we are Navy we have had to go through a week of orientation which has taken up most of our days.  Also, for probably the first time in my life I have been turning in super early to bed.  Still acclimating I suppose.

One of the many sidewalks we traversed.

One of the many sidewalks we traversed.

We have been walking A LOT!  Many things on base are within a mile so we are tending to opt for walking when we can.  Also, the couple of times off base was a lot of walking.  So much so that I have a lovely blister on my toe to show for it (I’ll spare you that photo).

Except for yesterday the weather has been clear, cold but clear.  Today on the other hand was exceptionally warm, high 50’s and just so happened to be our field trip day for the orientation.

 

 

 

The entire group of us took buses down to the train station and were shown how to buy tickets, where to go in, etc.   Here is my wonderful husband waiting for the train:

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We took the train to Kamakura which is a very historic town with regard to the Samurai and Shogun.

The train not during rush hour.

The train not during rush hour.

Once off the train we split up into groups of who wanted what for lunch.  We chose to go for Korean BBQ and are so happy we did!  It was wonderful.  Rather like a Fondue but better because you are grilling the meat, not boiling it.

Some are cold and they have hot coffee and teas.

Some are cold and they have hot coffee and teas.

By the way, I didn’t mention one of my favorite things so far, the amazing vending machines in this country!  They have hot drinks in cans.   It’ s lovely.

So far my favorite is the hot green tea at the very right bottom corner. 🙂

 

 

Back to the day…After lunch we walked to the Shinto Shrine and all of the amazing little shops on the way.  We are definitely going back when we have more time to dally.

This is the walkway to the Shrine, you can see it in the back behind the bridge.

This is the walkway to the Shrine, you can see it in the back behind the bridge.

This was a building on the way to the Shrine that I just thought was nice. :)

This was a building on the way to the Shrine that I just thought was nice. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Shrine we took the train back to Yokosuka and went to take care of more enrollment stuff.

Some weird allergy??

Some weird allergy??

Completely off topic, a few days ago I had an allergic reaction to something.  It’s happened once before when we were in San Diego so it isn’t anything here that’s causing it.  For some reason I wake up in the middle of the night burning up, skin is very red and limbs start to swell, this goes on for about 15 minutes  then I go puke profusely and my body starts to return to normal.

This is my leg/knee and wrist/hand while swollen:

 

Field Trip - Week 1 006I’ll bring this up on my first doctor visit, it’s only happened twice so I’m not overly concerned but it is very strange.

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow:  We are going for our driving test so we can get licenses here.  Scary thought!  We also have to set up our home phone, internet/cable installation for our new place, we move in Monday!  Nice 3 bedroom apartment.  I’ll introduce y’all to it next week!

There are some interesting do’s and don’ts here, I’ll put it all down soon.

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