My friend, Valerie, and I spent a good part of this evening hovered over her computer trying to come up with the best deal on tickets for a flight to Guam. We have a mutual friend, Lennie, who lived on Guam for many years, and she is going back there at the start of Thanksgiving week to visit friends. Valerie and I will be tagging along - and hanging around a few days after Lennie leaves.
My time in the Far East is quickly slipping away, and by this July I will be back to living in the States. Since coming here I have been to Korea twice and spent holiday weekends on two of the little islands close to Okinawa. I would like to spend a relaxing few days on Guam and then maybe do something a bit more extravagant over Christmas or early in the new year.
One possibility for the big trip will be Australia. The marines are offering a tour package to Sydney over Christmas that would last for a week with quite a bit of free time built into the tour. I am seriously considering that one, but the marine travel agent told me that there may not be enough interest for the trip to make. My second choice is Vietnam, but I would have to piece that one together on my own.
I'm having a good time living abroad. It is sort of like going through adolescence again, but without the acne.