Greeting everyone from Japan! Whenever I deploy, I always get to a point where I think about the things I miss so much about living in our country. It seems like I've been to so many places during all my deployments over the years... 1. I always miss my wife and kids TERRIBLY! 2. I miss waking up on a summer morning to the sound of a distant lawn mower as a neighbor takes care of their yard. 3. Setting up fishing poles on the bank of my favorite spot (or any spot for that matter) with my son and talking to him about anything he wants to talk about. 4. Fishing and sharing stories with friends while enjoying a few cold ones. 5. Catching the unmistakable smell of BBQ on someone's grill. 6. Telling my dog to shut up when he barks at another dog walking down our street, while we sit on the porch... 7. Sitting on the back patio with my wife under a full moon, talking about things that will always be just between us... 8. The feeling of excitement I always feel before getting on the road before a family trip. 9. Friday night in Vegas (when I still have money to play with:lol: ). I could go on and on...I love living in our great country...I honestly dont believe that there is another place like it in the entire world. There are some bad parts to it but...dont they somehow make the good things so much better? I mean...we REALLY do live in a great place! So what are some of the simple pleasures that you all enjoy so much?