Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Anyway, the flight to Tokyo/Narita was about 10 hours long. The boys sat directly in the row behind us. They were occupied by the movies, eating, or resting. Overall, out first flight overseas was uneventful. Customs and Immigration went quickly. We were told that Immigration in Japan does a temperature reading, a fingerprint scan, and an eye scan. We didn't have any of those done. We had our sponsor waiting for us when we exited Customs. He rented a mini-van which barely fit our luggage. The average mini-vans in Japan are considerably smaller than the ones back in the states. The drive to Yokosuka took over an hour. There are a lot of tolls booths and it was during rush hour traffic. Once in Yokosuka, we got settled in The Navy Lodge in an adjoining suite (kids in one room, adults in the other). We had a welcome package from the Lodge, and another large laundry basket filled with goodies, laundry soap, bandaids, etc assembled by the Spouses Club on base. Justin had to report to work the following morning so the kids and I planned to acquaint ourselves with the base.