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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

JAPAN

JAPAN

As full-time RV'ers we are always looking forward to our next adventures to explore and see what the city or area has to offer. When we arrive I get that feeling of excitement of finding out what's around the corner. When we take a break from the road and return to Ohio to see family I get the feeling of peace. 

I moved to Japan at age 19 to live on my own for the first time. Living on my own for the first time in a foreign country, not known the language, culture or history would be hard for anyone. I did not choice to live in Japan, Japan was assigned to me. Unknowingly at the time, the stars must have aligned and fate that brought me to Japan. Even though I worked on a Military base that spoke English I lived off base and experienced Japan like any other foreigner. I feel in love with Japan, it's history and culture. The ten years I lived in Japan taught me I could concur my fears and that nothing could stand in my way of dream and goals. I meet the woman of my dreams and married her, I had a successful 20 year Navy career, I retired at age 38, I now travel the US, Canada & Mexico in my RV. I could not have asked for a better life than this.

Twenty-six years latter I find myself back in Japan for seven weeks to visit family and explore. Leading up to my arrival to Japan I did not know how I would feel, excited or at peace? As I got off the plane and saw my father-in-law, I felt at peace and knew I was home. 

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