Finally I have made it to probably the best assignment I could have. I'm now living on the island of Okinawa. It's pretty much a sub-tropical paradise that I've loved every minute of. My family has also had a great time so far. We go to the beach all the time, I've joined a small running club and biking club. The weather here is pretty much awesome almost all the time. It rains more than back in Omaha, Monterey or Ohio, but even the rain is pleasant. We've gone snorkeling a few times and look forward to many more times as the water around here is wonderful. Michelle and I are also going to try to get into a SCUBA class also. Basically the ocean is always calling and I want to answer its call.
In general the next few years are going to be some of the best I've had.