CONTRIBUTED BY RJ HOWE
Sorry about the delay in updates to our ongoing PCS adventure; life threw us a bit of a change up. My wife’s grandfather passed away and between getting her to Maine, playing Mr. Mom, soccer practice and college I just didn’t have the time to string together a few words. My wife did bring up a good point though. She said this was a blessing in disguise. She was home within 24 hours of finding out her grandfather had passed away and was able to be there to support her mother and family throughout the entire process. If he had passed away after we arrived at Kadena, it would have taken much longer to get there, if she decided to go at all. I just wanted to thank Joelle in a public forum for understanding I couldn’t write as often recently. So, thanks, Joelle…
I’ve been writing these journals for a bit and my kids wanted to get into the act. So after broaching the subject with Joelle we decided a Q&A type format would be best. I wrote out a few simple questions and asked for candid feedback. Without any further ado, Q&A with Makayla and Alexis.
1. You’ve been reading up on Okinawa quite a bit during the last few months. What are you most looking forward to doing in Okinawa? Why?
Makayla: I’m looking forward to going to the beach! We had a beach in Italy and we went all the time. It was so much fun and we don’t have a beach here.
Alexis: I want to try all sorts of different types of foods. I really want to experience the different flavors and textures. Except tofu…that tastes funny.
2. What are you going to miss about being in the states? Why?
Makayla: I’m going to miss the mall, because if has all my favorite stores (Hollister). I’m going to miss cable TV and I’m upset I’m not going to be able to drive when I’m 16.
Alexis: I’m going to miss all of my friends. I feel like they’re my sisters.
3. What aren’t you going to miss?
Makayla: Wind blowing dust everywhere.
Alexis: It’s so HOT here. And windy and dusty.
4. If you could ask the Okinawa Hai readers one question, what would it be?
Makayla: Is the on-base housing nice and will I have a big room?
Alexis: How are the schools on Kadena?
Well Okinawa Hai, can you give my kids any info?