Monday, September 12, 2011

Arriving in Okinawa

Travel day to Okinawa was one of the longest days of my life!  We left our hotel around 1:30 a.m and stood in line at the airport until about 2:30.  We thought we were the smart ones by getting there an hour early but I guess everyone else had the same idea.  The line was sooo long at that point and we were no where near the front!  Lucky for us, we were also nowhere near the back so it was o.k.  We waited and waited and at 2:30 they opened the check-in counters.  It took a good hour for us to get up to the counter to get checked in and ready to go.  After checking in we had to go to the other side of the airport and wait patiently at the terminal.  Boarding time wasn't until around 8 a.m so we had a ton of down time to sit and do nothing.  Once we boarded the plane and took off we were on the first flight for a good 12 hours or so.  Tyler and I were pooped so we slept a lot of the time.  The flight was uncomfortable but they played some good movies and served everyone food so everyone was as happy as they could be in that situation.  We made two stops in two different places in Japan.  One was a two hour layover and the other about 1.5 hours.  We FINALLY made it to Okinawa where we had our friends waiting for us at the airport :)  It was nice to finally be on solid ground and settle down at our friends house.  They all warned us that no matter how tired we were, we would be awake around 4a.m.  Sure enough they were right!  Our body clocks took a few days to get used to the time difference but thankfully not too long! 


View from our friends house

another view

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