This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated out fifth wedding anniversary. We were lucky that the date landed on a weekend this year, and a long weekend at that.
Around fall of last year we started thinking about what we wanted to do. It was my husband’s thoughtful idea that we spend the night at the hotel at which we got engaged eight years ago – the Busena Terrace in Okinawa. It would be a bit expensive, but we thought it would be a great memory.
We arrived at Naha airport at noon on Friday and picked up our rental car. We usually get picked up by his family, so it was weird for my husband to feel like a tourist in his own town. After the first of several Okinawa soba, we took the highway for the less-than-two-hour drive toward Nago city.
The hotel is part of a larger hotel complex/club area, so you pass through a security gate to get into the resort. We drove to the entrance and were greeted and had our car valet parked. My husband told the staff his name, and we were seated in the beautiful lobby with large open doors facing the ocean.