Yokosuka

Hello everyone.

Well, in this entry, I’ll show y’all picture from when we went to Yokosuka for my SAT. We did go there last November, maybe, with Brother and Sister Logan and Jeremiah (WE MISS Y’ALL!!!) and then again in January for my SAT. But there is a story behind this trip.

So we leave sometime mid-afternoon on Friday and we get down by I want to say 4 or so. We went to the mall that is right down the road from Yokosuka and just chilled for a while, then we met Brother Perry at this Mexican restaurant that we heard about from the Logan’s. It was really good. This is the first Mexican restaurant that we’ve found in Japan.

So we go eat with Brother Perry and on the way back to the base where we were going to drop Brother Perry off, we tell Brother Perry about how the first time we came to Yokosuka, we were able to get on base. The second time we went, we couldn’t get on because the Navy doesn’t take the Air Force base pass and we couldn’t get a rental car with my parents international license. So we already had a place that we were going to park the car: at the church where the Pastor had let us park before. Then Brother Perry said that sometimes it just depends on who is the gate guard. Some of them are nicer than others. Well, maybe just a little more picky. I can’t remember Brother Perry’s precise words, but that was the basic intent of what he said. So we go up to the gate and Brother Perry said as we were pulling up, “Oh yeah, this guy is nice.” So my dad goes up, shows his I.D. card, and the guard says, “Welcome aboard” and my dad drives on. My mom was like, “Can we keep driving?” My dad was like, “Well, they let us on.” So my mom says, “Don’t speed. Don’t do anything to attract attention to ourselves and we are not leaving the base till tomorrow.” I was so happy because that gave me a couple extra minutes of sleep the next morning.

While we were at the mall that afternoon before we met Brother Perry. The back side of the mall was right on the water. It was a great view.

Here are two subs that were in.

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And here is some other type of ship. I just don’t remember what it was. And then you can see both the ship and the subs.

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And this was at the mall as well. They had the front of the mall all decked out for Christmas. I think it looked pretty. the little house type thing at the top of the steps was just so you could get your picture in front of it.

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The next day was tremendously long starting at about 6:30 am and lasted till about 2:30. So after my test, I walked over to the NEX to the Starbucks there and told my parents about the test. Basically just about how long and tiring it was, then my parents took me over to where they had seen something kinda cool that they wanted to show me. And this is what it was.

This is the closest I have EVER been to a submarine. I only could have gotten closer if I had walked up to it to touch it.

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And here is another huge ship. This might even be the same one that we saw from the mall the day before.

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And this might even be the same one as the one I just showed you, but from the other side. I don’t know for sure.

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And here is a little patrol boat (I think) in the front.

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And here is the sub again.

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And that is all I have of pictures. After this, we went and picked up Brother Perry and went to eat. Then we started heading back to Yokota. When we got in the van, me and Brother Perry went pretty much right to sleep and Beck was just quite. I persuaded Beck to let me have the whole back seat so I could stretch out and sleep. We slept the whole 3 hours back to Yokota. And then I dozed for a few minutes on the way back to the house from Yokota. That felt so awesome. But since the next day was Sunday, and we had church. I was struggling just a bit. I asked my mom if she thought my dad would mind if I just stretched out in the pew if I told him I was resting in the Lord. She pretty much just laughed at that.

Ok, well that is all I have for now.

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