Last year, in July, we were driving our way across the US. Our road trip took us through Kansas and gave us a chance to meet up with some of our Army friends. The Dentes had us over for dinner and who knew that one year later, they would move to Ft. Drum and be our next door neighbors. The army world is indeed SMALL.
Another Army couple we were able to visit was the Z family.
We met them in 1995 when FM & F were Company Commanders together at Ft. Riley. They’ve “homesteaded” at Ft. Riley which is what we call it when a family gets to spend more than 4 or 5 years in one location. With the exception of one or two years, they’ve been there ever since we left. We have several families living at Ft. Drum who’ve been here for more than 7 years. It’s great for the kids ~ lots of stability.
As for FM & I, we don’t want to homestead just yet but, after moving every summer for the last three years, I’m thrilled to be staying put for a few years here in the North Country. And Favorite Girl is able to play with her friends this summer and she gets to participate in several day camps including a Lacrosse and Basketball camp. It’s a novelty for her to be able to stay at the same school come September.