Saturday, September 12, 2009

Hello Hawaii

This will be the last of the series of blogs following our trip. This one will be short, just saying what we've been doing and dealing with since we got here!

September 2-7

Brandon signed in off leave, but luckily we didn't have to start inprocessing right away, because we arrived on Tuesday night and they start the inprocessing on Tuesday. We had another week off! They put us up at the airport hotel (ick, but it's somewhere to sleep).

We spent the week hanging out. We went to Bellows Beach (amazing view!), snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and Electric Beach, swimming at the North Shore, looking at waves, playing in waves, window shopping in Waikiki, relaxing in the hotel room, touring Schofield Barracks, seeing the USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor memorial, eating different foods, and doing Sudoku and Crosswords. We had a very good week!

Our housing situation... well, we got so lucky. We went in to ask for a house and they had one for us right away. Today, we get to go see it and sign the lease, and Tuesday the 15th we're moving in. I couldn't believe it!

Anyway, I think I'm done with this series. I'm happy to be here. I was shocked for a moment, realizing that I was actually here, that this place wasn't somewhere I was going, it was a place I was in. It was a little jarring because I suppose it was never really reality, and now it is. But I like it!