Thread: Movin' to the Lonestar State
April 8th, 2002, 12:12 AM #1
Movin' to the Lonestar State
The AF is sending a moving company to my house tomorrow to pack us up for our move to San Antonio. So I am saying my goodbyes around here in Charleston. Sad, but I am glad to leave and go to a new place. (Been here over 9 years) So, if anyone has any moving tips, tips on San Antonio (Where to find a good apt in NE San Antonio would be nice!) or anything else, let me know. Otherwise, my computer will be out fo commission for a couple fo days... See you in Texas.
April 8th, 2002, 12:12 AM #2
lmao, had to move my own thread for posting int he wrong forum. BAD DAVE!
April 8th, 2002, 12:16 AM #3
w00t! You almost at 5k posts too
"Everythings bigger in Texas", or so I've heard
Good luck with your move. I've moved a ton of times and it not fun to pack up all the stuff
April 8th, 2002, 12:21 AM #4
Yeah, that is why I am glad the AF is sending people to PACK for me. They put everything in boxes (including my mattresses for some odd reason) and put it on the truck for me. Sounds like the way to move.
April 8th, 2002, 12:29 AM #5my mattresses for some odd reason
April 8th, 2002, 12:30 AM #6
No, I don't think so. lol. That'd be nice though.
April 8th, 2002, 12:31 AM #7
Hey, I used to fly into El Paso TX to get to NM and liked the light hitting the mountains there. UTEP was designed like a Burmese or other complex.
Hope you won't be getting windstorms like in Dallas ! Got stuck there several times at Airport. Several old German towns not too far from SA.
April 8th, 2002, 12:32 AM #8
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wow i finally relaized you lived in South Carolina!
well have a good move and think of it as an adventure!
April 8th, 2002, 12:42 AM #9
WoW the adventure continues! Have a safe trip!"Sometimes life is just what we make it."
April 8th, 2002, 12:59 AM #10
Hey, Dave! I hope you have a good, safe trip. The AF packs for you? How cool is that? lol See you when you get there, and Godspeed
PM me if you have any updates...
April 8th, 2002, 09:04 AM #11
Fredericksburg is northwest of San Antonio, it's a pretty cool little town, lots of antique shops and stuff. You should get here just in time for all the bluebonnets to be in full bloom around the hill country.
New Braunfels is home to the Schlitterbahn, the #1 rated waterpark in the country, even has an UPHILL water slide.
Also, the Guadalupe river is famous for tubing and rafting.
The hill country is very cool, lots of nice scenery, and little towns that seem to be stuck in time.
I usually make a trip down to Fredericksburg in the fall with a group of people from my Ducati dealer, we go for the roads around Utopia, Leakey (pronounced Lay-key, not like leaky faucet) and Bandera they are close to what you would find in Colorado, mmmm, nice and twisty!
Also, you can go to Enchanted Rock State park and climb up the Granite dome in the park and you will be where me and Mrs desmocat got married. It fills up pretty fast in the spring, and when the park reaches capacity, they shut the gates and only let people in as the same number leave.
If you are a fan of BBQ, I have the best place to go that I have found, Coopers BBQ in Llano, home of the big chop!
Drop a line when you get settled in and maybe I can give some more info.
April 8th, 2002, 09:49 AM #12
I would have to back up desmocat's recommendations on places to visit - all great. I would add that Austin is a fun town to visit. My sister was stationed in San Antonio for a bit.
I lived just outside of Houston (Clear Lake) for 10 years. Houston is miserable if you don't like the heat (I don't). San Antonio's weather is a lot different without the humidity of coastal Texas.
Oh, yeah, a visit to Corpus Christi and South Padre Island are a must! Of course I've got a feeling that you'll be pretty busy for awhile before you get any time to travel. Going anywhere in Texas is a long ride and it sometimes pays to catch a flight from one town to another.
I checked out DSLRepots and Earthlink offers cable access in San Antonio. I've never had to deal with Earthlink but they seem to have a pretty decent review - check it out - http://www.dslreports.com/reviews/1938 . Only $42 a month.
If you still need help in the apartment area, pm me and I'll give my sister in law a call. She manages about 20 complexes throughout Texas and I'm sure she can help. The ones she's in charge of are mid to high end "communities" (about $600 - $1000 a month).
Good luck and have a safe trip!
April 8th, 2002, 12:05 PM #13
Hey, I used to fly into El Paso TX to get to NM and liked the light hitting the mountains there.
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April 8th, 2002, 12:26 PM #14
Going to Lackland AFB, Dave?"The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal unfair sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of mediocrity and motivation. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, gospel of envy, and its only inherent virtue is in the equal sharing of misery.
April 8th, 2002, 02:46 PM #15
Dave, I can't tell you how many times the USAF moved us around.
(Somewhere around 18 times in 27 years.)
Never were stationed in Texas, however.
There was a weight limit too, on what they'd pay to move, and restrictions on what they'd ship. My mom was a big rock hound, and for years the USAF shipped our (probably 500 lb) rock collection around the country in boxes marked "technical books."
When my dad was in the NCO academy, she mailed him rocks just to remind him of home.Beware the Penguinator!
April 8th, 2002, 05:12 PM #16
Toadman...I believe he's going to Randolph....
Which by the way is a very nice base. They call it "The Showplace of the Air Force". Too many student pilots for my liking, though.
I think navigators train in the military version of the Boeing 737, although I can't think of the military name for it now.
Best of luck!
April 8th, 2002, 06:04 PM #17
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