Hiking (with kids): • Seven Bridges, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • Columbine Trail, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • Mays Peak, North Cheyanne Canyon Park • North Catamount Reservoir • Palmer Park, Colorado Springs • Elevan Mile Canyon Recreation Area (National forest), Florissant • Red Rock Canyon Open Space • Garden of the Gods • Royal … More Fort Carson, Colorado Bucket List
Let’s just say, we drank our way across Central Texas ☕️. Here’s a few of our most visited, ** means it was a favorite! Bloom, Killeen Cup of Joe’s, Harker Heights Muscovy, Belton** Summermoon, Belton** Arusha, Belton 1st Street Roasters, Temple Lively Coffee House, Salado Longbow Roasters, Salado Greenfield Coffee and Tea House, Salado Common … More Coffee Shop Bucketlist, Fort Hood TX
We’ve all been there… saying hi to the new neighbor, a new mom at the playground, or heaven forbid the spouse mandatory family day (😉). Ever struggle with what to say after you ask what duty station they just moved from? I got you! Here’s THREE open ended questions to help you bridge the gap … More Three of my favorite open ended questions!
Raise your hand if you’ve missed an appointment (or avoided making one) because you didn’t have childcare?! 🙋🏻♀️ ⁉️Did you know the Armed Services YMCA provides TWO hours of FREE childcare for medical appointments! 👋🏽 My most used service when we were at Fort Hood (which has a facility in the hospital and in town)! … More Armed Services YMCA Free Childcare
Church searching …it brings up different emotions for different people and I recognize that. I know it can be a tiring… trying different places each Sunday hoping to find the right community, friends, etc. That’s why we try and get a head start! None of these sites guarantee anything.. they’re just search engines 😅… and … More Finding a Church at Your New Duty Station
And why it actually is! 4 months or 4 years. Both are long enough to avoid connections… both are long enough to make them! Do you tend to think “what’s the point?” When you think you’ll be at a duty station too short a time to make friends? Do you ever leave regretting not making … More “It’s not worth making friends here…”
I get it…you’re the new girl… again. Maybe you’ve got kids in tow, maybe not. Either way, you want and need community. Here’s my top three (military related) connection points at a new duty station. 1. PWOC / CWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel / Catholic Women of the Chapel). It sounds old school haha … More Finding Community at Your New Duty Station
The list of new-to-you- things to find at a new duty station is endless… hair dresser, dog groomer, dentist 😬. But childcare takes the cake for us (in challenge and importance). Living far away from family takes away the easiest option. We’ve been lucky to have great church community to resource from but here’s a … More Finding a babysitter at your new duty station!
I figured keeping an active list of favorite would be the easiest thing to keep track of while we are here! I’ll breakdown by category in the future! Enjoy! Parks/ Splashpad: ▪️Fort Lee actually has an a great community splash pad we’ve been visiting a lot! ▪️On Post: Memorial Chapel Playground, Hero Park, and St … More Fort Lee / Richmond VA