May 31 2007...last day in may

  1. GM everyone...

    Originally Posted by bethin
    I've been to Osan! When were you there? I visited in 2001 and 2003. Stayed closer to Pyongtech ( definitely not spelled right). My best friend's husband was stationed near there. We went to Osan and stayed there our last night. I think his base was Camp Humphrey's (very very very small). I loved Osan though. More people and more culture. They had the street vendors selling food but I didn't sample due to my intestinal problems. AF barracks are definitely nicer than army barracks. I loved Korea and would love to go back. Guess it doesn't hurt that a single somewhat pretty gal can get any guy. Even had my friend's husband's CO offer me a night in heaven. We kept in touch until I found out he was married....with kids.....and took a certain disease home to his wife. Felt sorry for the guy.

    I remember being downtown in Seoul and seeing people drive on the sidewalks! Thought that only occured in movies.
    I was stationed there for 10 mths in 2001 and then went to Ft. Hood, TX. Yea I liked being there as a single 18 yr old girl I had fun LOL (drunken blur). I remember Camp Humphrey's I think it was mainly engineers stationed there, I forgot. I used to visit Yongsan/Seoul a lot and bought A LOT of designer clothes and electronics on the cheap. Korea is the best place to have a tailor design knock off designer clothes and they look EXACTLY the same for really cheap. Yea most people who get stationed in Korea cheat if their married (juicey girls are ALL over the club scenes with the lonely men). That's sad that he brought an STD home to his wife. Most people in the military cheat actually, its kinda sad.

    I have my test on Endocrine today...I think I will do well. Wish me luck.
    Last edit by Cherish on May 30, '07
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  3. by   bethin
    Quote from Cherish
    GM everyone...

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    Was stationed there for 10 mths in 2001 and then went to Ft. Hood, TX. Yea I liked being there as a single 18 yr old girl I had fun LOL. I used to visit Yongsan/Seoul a lot and bought A LOT of designer clothes and electronics on the cheap. Korea is the best place to have a tailor design knock off designer clothes and they look EXACTLY the same for really cheap. Yea most people who get stationed in Korea cheat if their married (juicey girls are ALL over the club scenes with the lonely men). Most people in the military cheat actually, its kinda sad.

    I have my test on Endocrine today...I think I will do well. Wish me luck.

    Good luck on your test. Endocrine was never easy for me.

    I think I must be following you around....been to Ft Hood twice to visit my friend. HUGE base!
  4. by   Cherish
    Thanks Bethin. Yea I miss Ft. Hood (austin rules!). I LOVE Texas and want to move back there and buy a house.
  5. by   dianah
    (sigh) would love to travel, like you guys . . . Maybe someday.


    Just in from the kindergarten graddiation. Cute, cute!! Very good program (although the teacher has been a dear friend for years, and I WOULD say it was, out of loyalty and love ----- but it REALLY WAS a good program!!! Well-planned and executed!! She's a wonder, she really is!). We were a little too loud (Hey, sound guy in the back of the room! Are you listening???), so I hear . . we couldn't hear ourselves, thought the microphones were picking up the kids' singing OK, but I guess they weren't. Too bad, as it's all about the kids, after all! We were finally turned down closer to the end of the program. It was fun, and it's done now. Got a load of wash in, am chowing down, gotta pay some bills and gather up the trash and take it out for pick-up.

    Good morning to everyone, and I hope your today is better than your yesterday!!
  6. by   bethin
    Too many snakes. We went fishing at the lake that's part on base and part off (cannot remember the name). Went to put my feet in the water and a snake popped up. My friend's husband shot it. Thankfully, he's an expert marksman so I kept my foot.

    It is beautiful though. Didn't venture outside of Killeen because me and her were mostly by ourselves. Husband was in California (or Colorado) doing training. No way were we driving to Dallas. And don't know much about Austin except I hate country music.
  7. by   bethin
    Quote from dianah
    (sigh) would love to travel, like you guys . . . Maybe someday.


    Just in from the kindergarten graddiation. Cute, cute!! Very good program (although the teacher has been a dear friend for years, and I WOULD say it was, out of loyalty and love ----- but it REALLY WAS a good program!!! Well-planned and executed!! She's a wonder, she really is!). We were a little too loud (Hey, sound guy in the back of the room! Are you listening???), so I hear . . we couldn't hear ourselves, thought the microphones were picking up the kids' singing OK, but I guess they weren't. Too bad, as it's all about the kids, after all! We were finally turned down closer to the end of the program. It was fun, and it's done now. Got a load of wash in, am chowing down, gotta pay some bills and gather up the trash and take it out for pick-up.

    Good morning to everyone, and I hope your today is better than your yesterday!!
    I bet they looked so cute!

    Really, I haven't been that many places. Korea x2, Japan, California, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, S and N Carolina, DC, WV, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, New York (that was an accident), Mexico and that's all I can think of right now. I bet you've been more places than that!

    Next vacation: tornado chasing in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, N and S Dakota. After that, maybe Cambodia or Beirut or Dafar or Sierra Leone or Morocco or............
  8. by   bethin
    Oh, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Bahamas.
  9. by   Cherish
    Lake Belton? I'm not a country music fan either and thought Texas was really country till I went down there and lived there. I actually enjoyed Austin and San Antonio. Plus Austin seems more liberal than the other cities in that state.

    When you go to 6th street (clubs and bars) you see different types of people like goth, punk, preppy, hip hop, etc. Guess its because its a college town thats why it seems more liberal and has a lot of young business/computer types living there.

    Yea I just did a reservation today for a cruise in Sept, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and Antilles.

    I've never stayed in one place to long neither has my family. Each one of us are born in different countries except me and my brother we were born in Canada.
    Last edit by Cherish on May 30, '07
  10. by   swartzrn
    There's a good chance we'll end up in San Antonio after my husband finishes school-- I CANNOT WAIT!!!! I know he'll have to go there for 10 weeks after graduation but we'll only move if that will be his duty station after those 10 weeks.
    BTW--can you guys believe May is over? Christmas will be here before we know it! I am JUST now getting over last Christmas!
  11. by   bethin
    Quote from Cherish
    Lake Belton? I'm not a country music fan either and thought Texas was really country till I went down there and lived there. I actually enjoyed Austin and San Antonio. Plus Austin seems more liberal than the other cities in that state.

    When you go to 6th street (clubs and bars) you see different types of people like goth, punk, preppy, hip hop, etc. Guess its because its a college town thats why it seems more liberal and has a lot of young business/computer types living there.
    Doesn't ring a bell but then again I had been drinking.

    I've heard that Austin is liberal and that is appealing to me.

    Before my friend and her dh moved down there we joked that things are bigger in Texas and everyone has a gun. The first time she called me she was dead serious: they drove down. As soon as they hit the state line there were gun racks in the back of trucks. And Killeen is definitely not safe. She worked in the ER there and she said it wasn't unusual to see a GSW once a shift and she couldn't leave unless someone called a breach of security code (that last part is a joke). She mostly stays on post.
  12. by   Cherish
    Didn't think Killeen wasn't unsafe but then again I used to live in Baltimore which is a pretty dangerous city so compare cities to that one. Killeen is just like Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg area), a military town thats an hour away from a major city. Both are small too me.

    Dianah- Was it a play or were they just singing songs?

    Swartz- Is he getting stationed in Sam Houston? Check out Fiesta Texas (Sea World/Six Flags) when you live there. You might as well get season passes. Plus you will get to know the River Walk and oh yea the Alamo is not what you may think it is. Very touristy (is that a word?)
  13. by   swartzrn
    Quote from Cherish
    Didn't think Killeen wasn't unsafe but then again I used to live in Baltimore which is a pretty dangerous city so compare cities to that one. Killeen is just like Fayetteville (Ft. Bragg area), a military town thats an hour away from a major city. Both are small too me.

    Dianah- Was it a play or were they just singing songs?

    Swartz- Is he getting stationed in Sam Houston? Check out Fiesta Texas (Sea World/Six Flags) when you live there. You might as well get season passes. Plus you will get to know the River Walk and oh yea the Alamo is not what you may think it is. Very touristy (is that a word?)
    He'll actually be assigned to a student detachment from Ft. Sam while in RN school (reporting date in August.) He'll do a remote report in and go to school here in Columbus. After he graduates RN school he'll go out there to Ft. Sam for some 10 week course. I know that Ft. Sam was going to be one of his choices for his first duty station. If it is, then the little one and I will move out there when he goes for that 10 week course. If not, we'll stay here. We've been told of a couple of good places for a first duty station as a nurse but my oldest daughter will be starting college about that time and I would like to stay within a days driving distance of her. He still has 2 yrs of school here and then we'll decide. My parents visited San Antonio and said the exact same thing about the Alamo. That's so disappointing too. I love history--they said it was just in the middle of alot of "city" if that makes any sense at all. They were pretty disappointed about that.
    I hear BAMC is a great hospital. Several of the nurse's I work with here just came from there and loved it (I work at the hospital on post--in the ER--as a DA civilian.)
    I wasn't really impressed with Ft. Bragg at all. It's not that bad though I guess. Everyone we know either loves it or hates it. Ft. Benning is a pretty post to me. I like it here b/c my family is so close by. I don't think I would like living on post here though.
  14. by   Cherish
    Yup the alamo's background is skyscapers...lol. Had a better time in OK seeing where Geronimo was buried (Ft. Sill) and General Shermans house.

    Aight kiddos I'm off to bed. I'll post if I passed or not on the test...Happy thoughts Happy thoughts...
    Last edit by Cherish on May 31, '07

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