Lessons Learned...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Was trying to get to Guam worth it? YES. We live to hop another day...I learned a lot.

When I was active duty, I only used Space-A travel one time. It was to fly to and from a funeral when I was stationed in San Antonio. So, my experience level was not too high. Trust me--I now feel comfortable at a pax terminal.

1. Do not get on a plane that is not going to your destination of choice. UNLESS, you are manifested through to the place you really want to go. (OR unless you are prepared to be HAPPY wherever you end up!)

2. If getting on a plane that isn't going directly to the final destination, only go if there is available space at the lodging facility where the pax terminal is located. It cost us big $$$ to use taxis back & forth.

3. Enjoy where you end up. We could've gotten down & miserable about our situation, but we did try to make the best out of it. If we had accepted our Okinawan fate earlier on, we could've been here or any of these places.

4. Be prepared. Amanda had an exhaustive list of phone numbers and information on large note cards. We also met people and asked their opinions on places to go & stay. I will never leave on a Space-A trip again unless I am prepared for all situations that might come up...

5. The girls were awesome. They behaved so well, that I was shocked. When we got home, things were not so good. I told Daddy that we should go back to Japan because the girls really knew how to behave there! The good thing, is that I have no fear about doing it again with them. I can handle it on my own...well, I had lots of help from other mommies!

Who knows where we will go next time. I would like to go to Guam, Japan (yes, again) and Hawaii. We'll see...

Bloggy love,

2 comments:

Amanda Evans said...

You forgot the lesson learned of: DO NOT EVER go to Japan without your sponsor because then you have to deal with the GOJ! :-) BTW, I have 2 flats (20 each) of vitamin yogurt for you. Come and get em'! Marti will let you in!

Scott, Sarah, William, Daniel, and Little Bean said...

Okay, so I'm wondering why the final destination was Guam in the first place if Kadena has all that!! Wow, it's beautiful there! Glad you got home safely, you brave, crazy women!