I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to write again. The past week has been extremely busy. There have been a thousand things to do now that our orders are in and it’s kept both Ryan and I occupied…
Now that’s it’s been a few days, I’ve had some time to process all that this week has brought to the table.
I first would like to say, please don’t think that Ryan and I are unhappy with our orders… I think shock would be a more appropriate word. You see… until our list came out last month, I’d never even heard of Laughlin AFB, oh, Ryan had, but he didn’t even know where it was because it’s so small. We had to actually look it up on Mapquest.
For three years the Air Force has been telling us that Ryan’s job would be consolidated into a handful of bases in large cities throughout the U.S. This means that the three bases that ended up on our list were all completely unexpected!
We were geared up to be sent to another big city that we would struggle to fit into after living in this little farming community… We had already begun talking about all the good things that a big city has to offer to gear ourselves up for the change… you know… things like; 24hr gas stations, Super Target/Walmart, shopping, fast food, Starbucks… normal city stuff…
Then when our orders came in on Monday they were for Del Rio, TX! Del Rio, Tx is the proud home of 35 thousand people, a Super Walmart, and NO STARBUCKS! 🙂
It’s a training base for new pilots and due to that there are a high concentration of officers stationed there. This means that the base itself is extremely nice and offers a wide range of amenities. Even though Ryan isn’t an officer we still get to reap the benifits! 🙂 We’re actually really excited!
For those of you that have asked, Del Rio is about 12 and a half hours by car to our hometown of Phoenix, AZ.
We’re excited about that. It’s going to make going home often to visit family a real possibility!
For those of your who are curious about the town that Ryan and I will now be calling home you can check it out here.
And sadly enough that’s all I’ve got! I feel kind of like I’m living in a surreal out of time zone! There is so much to do to get ready for what the next few months will bring. I’m honestly drawing a blank on what to say about all of it… We’ve been waiting for so long to hear where we would be going next that to suddenly know is… surreal! It’s going to take some time to get used to it!