My name is Carolyn, and I’m married to a wonderful 15-year veteran Army Man. Being said, we have lived many, many, many places. Our advice to everyone we meet, especially the new-to-military people, is don’t let anyone TELL you what a base is like. Sure, take advice on which neighborhoods are safer, which schools are better, ect.. But don’t let anyone tell you “That post is horrible!” If someone says that to us, we smile and say “we’ll see” =) Our last duty station was Fort Bliss, El Paso Texas. See? I bet you all cringed. Its a beautiful city with so much to offer…but that’s a different story. We got stationed at Fort Leonard Wood for a career course and its commonly know as “Fort Lost-in-the-Woods.” And it is, really. Just a Wal-mart and Cracker Barrel. But the post is absolutely beautiful and provides so many adventures to those who look.
Keep an eye out this summer for some wonderful trout dishes!
Carolyn –Cookin’ for my Captain