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Timeless Chocolate

Up a random staircase many of which fill American Village that lead to different adventures of areas to explore you can find many exciting new things that you were unaware of.  Up one such staircase, tucked away in a corner with a seemingly small door with an “Open” sign above, one would certainly anticipate to […]

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Odo Beach Adventure

Adventure to Odo Beach Many places in Okinawa offer a glimpse into the ocean without getting your feet wet. In one place in particular, if you explore during the right time of the day. The tide will be out far enough that you are able to observe many different tide pools.  You can keep yourself dry […]

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Historic sites on Kadena

Site: https://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=2143  Driving around Stearley Heights on Kadena, the community is filled with cul-de-sacs that all look similar with one another.  Little would you suspect that this was the site where the Tenth Army Headquarters stood. This September 7 will mark the 75th anniversary of a momentous event that took place on a four-legged wooden […]

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Foodie Friday: Lemon Blueberry Bread

I had a whole bag of blueberries left after last week’s Foodie Friday so I dug through my recipes to see what I could used them for this week. I give you delicious, sweet and tangy Lemon Blueberry Bread! This is always a hit at any gathering or on a weeknight with just the family. […]

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Foodie Friday: Yogurt Bites

This one goes out to all the parents of young kiddos who want to help in the kitchen! These recipes are so easy, your kids can almost make them on their own while you do what actually needs to be do in the kitchen. You probably already have most, if not all, of the ingredients […]

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Foodie Friday: Soup Soup

Looking for a light lunch option? Something simple but so good you know you’ll be back from the moment you smell that delicious, comforting aroma? Soup Soup is your place then for sure. The friend who went with me is a regular customer here who grew up on Okinawa so she certainly knows the options […]

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Foodie Friday: Smile Factory Rin

After running and driving by this place dozens of time, I finally stopped to check it out. The delicious aroma of fresh baked bread will greet you as soon as you open your car door followed quickly by the equally delicious smell of coffee. Inside you’ll find dozens of fresh-made-daily treats to choose from and […]

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Foodie Friday: Seaside Terrace

First eat-in experience in months!! Oh it felt so good to just relax in a quaint, seaside café with super friendly staff, calm music, beautiful weather, and delicious food. I was the first customer of the day. I had the whole place to myself and I was in foodie paradise. Because it was such a […]

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Foodie Friday: Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake

Hello chocolate my old friend…I’ve come to eat S’more again… This is a seriously, decedent twist on a classic summer snack. It doesn’t come together as quickly as the original gooey goodness but it is well worth the extra effort. The layers of graham cracker crust, chocolate cake stuffed with chocolate pudding, topped with cool […]

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Okinawa Adult Sports Directory

Welcome to Okinawa Japan. The Marine Gift Shop Volunteers have come together to build out our list of favorite programs and resources to help your family get settled on this wonderful island. Adult Sports Soccer Dream FC  Softball FB Group Pacific Adult Slowpitch   Kickball Kadena Foster – SAOKA Dragon Boat Teams Yasha Dragon Boat […]

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