Trek came home from school on Friday with exciting news! We already have our next base assignment. We NEVER hear where we're moving until about 3 weeks before we have to be there & this time around we found out almost 7 months beforehand.
So where are the Potter's headed? Somewhere we've never been before . . . the East Coast
Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.
We report in VA on October 5th, 2012 so we have a lot of time to prepare, find a house, get the kids in school, etc. I can actually do some homework before leaving to make sure my kids are in good schools & we live in a safe area. I'm really excited.
There are a few cons - I'm really sad to be so far away from family & this is a 4 year tour so it will be hard, but hopefully we'll be able to go out & visit often. And this base & all housing areas are surrounding on 3 sides by ocean. You all know how I feel about water. . . especially when I'm surrounded by it. I might need some anxiety meds while I live here, but hopefully it's not SO SMALL that I can see the water on all sides of me (at least that's what I'm hoping).
But it has even more PROS - We are literally living ON THE BEACH again. We've loved it here in Monterey & can't wait to be near the Atlantic Ocean. I love the beach even though I'm scared to death of water. There is SO MUCH HISTORY here. There are tons of historical sites in this area & Washington DC is less than a 3 hour drive. I'm sure I'll be taking my kids on SEVERAL weekend trips to the Smithsonian. I want to have seen ALL OF THEM by the time we leave VA. Oh & did I mention we're a 6 hour drive from NEW YORK CITY? AAAAAH!!!!!
We're excited. So, our home is open to anyone & everyone who wants to come visit us. The nearest airport is . . . FIVE MINUTES from the base (Newport News International Airport). Wahoo! So fly in & you'll have a place to stay.