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Oct 8, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

The weather in Okinawa right now is rainy a lot of the time, with high temperatures in the 70's. Pete checked in yesterday on his birthday, where he was planning a couple of celebrations. David, the Music Director, was hosting a party in Pete's honor in his cabin. Then a group of Pete's friends from other areas of the crew (stage crew, sound tech, dancers, etc.) were planning to continue the celebration on the Back Deck afterwards. He is doing just fine and did not feel any older, although he did turn 25 years old!

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Sep 16, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete enjoyed his day in Okinawa, getting off the ship for awhile. The weather there right now is similar to what we have had in Indianapolis with high temperatures in the upper 70's and low 80's. The weather statistics look as if they are in a period of several days of rain but Pete did not mention the weather when we talked to him. He posted several pictures from the ship, actually taken yesterday. The other guy playing saxophone in the pictures (other than Pete, that is!) is the Music Director, David. The selfie of Pete was one he sent...

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Sep 5, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete checked in from Okinawa and everything was going well. He bought himself a new watch, of which he sent a picture. He has not been happy with his Apple watch and is planning to "re-gift" it when he gets home. He got a new watch on his last contract but left it home for his dad to wear because he had already gotten his Apple watch. He has very high standards for watches! He said that he had enjoyed a dinner at the steak restaurant on the ship with a group of his friends. The food was good and, with his employee discount, very reasonable.

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Aug 14, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete checked in from Okinawa and everything was going just fine. The weather was kind of dreary but that didn't keep him from getting off the ship to stretch his legs a little bit. The new production staff had been performing and things were going well with that, also.

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Jul 28, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete had a nice visit in Okinawa this week, having a chance to leave the ship for some fresh air and to get some food. The weather there is pleasant, with temperatures in the 80's. It is humid but not oppressive. He has continued to call home every day to check on his Nana's health, which is not good. We are sure that he feels disconnected from our close family, being so far away during a crisis, and we certainly do miss him being home, now more than ever.

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Jul 23, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

Peter called just as they were arriving at Okinawa but, because he had a mid-day safety drill and the crew had an early call time back on the ship, he was not going to have time to visit the city. The orchestra was scheduled to play a Big Band set of music for dancing in the evening. Pete must have responded to Beth's high level of telepathic Mommy Anxiety and called again at the end of the day in Okinawa to relieve Beth's fears about a news story she heard about a large Royal Caribbean ship which had been on fire somewhere. It turned out...

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May 9, 2015 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete checked in from Okinawa and was having a fine time. He was enjoying the first of two days off so was going to see the sights and relax a little bit. We will be posting several pictures soon and they show a nice visit to some scenic locations with gardens and statues. The weather is fine there now, with high temperatures in the upper 70's.

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Oct 2, 2014 - Okinawa, Japan

Peter checked in from Okinawa for his last visit to Japan for this season. He has really enjoyed the ports in Japan and will miss visiting there. His next time there will be next April. He was doing a little shopping, trying to pick up some souvenirs from that area. He also told us that they would not receive another mail delivery on the ship until they get to Singapore and, since he is leaving that day, he will most probably not receive the birthday box we sent to him, which was finally delivered to Royal Caribbean, despite our using an...

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Sep 27, 2014 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete had a nice visit in Okinawa, where the weather was pretty nice. He took a few pictures of the scenery, including a "Puffy Snow" shop, which we think must be like snow cones. He also got wifi and ate at a Hibachi restaurant with his friends Robert (Dreamworks), Conrad (Photographer), Fang (Cruise Director), David (MD), Wei (Cruise program administrator), Nick (trombone), and Bonnie (Cruise director staff).

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Sep 14, 2014 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete checked in from Okinawa, where he said the temperature was in the upper 80's. The ship was scheduled to be in port for an overnight visit but, since the band was scheduled to play a big band set late in the evening, the band members would not really have an opportunity to take advantage of being in port overnight. Pete said that the late night sets on an overnight stay are not typically well-attended because most of the guests are off the ship for the evening. P.S. We have added some pictures that Pete sent after our conversation. They...

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Jun 22, 2014 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete checked in from Okinawa and everything is going just fine. The weather/temperature is very much like our weather here. The band is playing quite a bit now that they are not hosting the chartered cruises. As of today, Pete has traveled 40,882 miles since leaving Indianapolis 15 weeks ago.

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May 17, 2014 - Okinawa, Japan

Pete checked in from Okinawa, where he had a nice day visiting the city. Because they were in the middle of a very short cruise (2 days!), he didn't have any band responsibilities because the Farewell show for the passengers was a magic show. Things are going well.

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