Hello friends and family, I hope you all are well. It’s been a while since my last post, the kids have kept me busy this summer and away from the blog. The kids started back to school this week and I must say I’m so glad to get back to our normal routine. Today’s post is from a little camping trip we took a few weeks ago to White Beach. I wanted to capture some of the locals and the beautiful scenes along the way. White Beach is on the east side of the island, about a thirty minute drive from our home. It’s a great place to snorkel with the kids, they have campers and rooms available on base, we have really enjoyed visiting here over the summer and will definitely be back.
Little cars and low power lines, common site when traveling the road.
Family tombs are found sprinkled all over the island.
Okinawa’s version of a pick-up truck.
Little local walking to the market.
Sugar Cane Fields
A beautiful spot for the locals to fish.
You don’t see many grassy lawns, most commonly, it’s potted plants on small balconies and along the sidewalks.
Locals tending to their small pieces of property.
This little guy created the entrance to his property with cans, quite unique.
A local walking his bull along the road, I guess shoes are optional. Bull fights are common in Okinawa, it’s on our to-do list while stationed here, I’ll share pictures when we go.
Tiny grocery store, with parallel parking for two or three cars. Most people walk to the markets. Drink machines are on every corner.
Drink machines serve hot and cold beverages. Cole and I like to try the different types of coffee, prices are about the same as stateside, approximately one dollar.
Spam is a hot item in Okinawa. You can find spam rolls and dishes made with spam in restaurants.
Locals enjoying the beautiful day.
Can’t stop without grabbing ice cream. I had to lovingly force them to sit beside each other for this picture.
We made it to our destination! The water is always a comfortable temperature and crystal blue. I love seeing the Navy ships come in, makes for an amazing sunset!
Thank-you for checking out this post, I hope you enjoyed a little taste of everyday Okinawa.
Take care and have a safe Labor Day Weekend!