The other day I talked about why I was bummed to leave Hawaii. And, I am sad move away from the life we've created here. But, I'm also excited about a new adventure.
I'm a hippie at heart. I love the outdoors, organic food, hiking boots, clothes made out of hemp (fashion bloggers gasp!) and I think Colorado is going to offer all of that.
This is our first PCS! It's exciting and totally nerve wracking. We have no idea what we're doing and in typical military fashion no one seems to be any help. I'm excited to get an Army move under our belts. So, next time we will know what to expect.
We will be stopping by to see family along the way. And, once settled we'll be closer to family. Not as close as I was hoping but it is still closer and will be easier to visit. I actually get to see my family a couple times a year between me going to visit and them coming to visit. But, Daniel hardly ever sees his family so it will be nice for him to be closer.
Cheap, authentic, Mexican food. Hawaii has a great foodie scene. I've had incredible Asian cuisine, the best sushi I've ever had in my life, Chinese and Filipino food that is out of this world. But, the Mexican restaurants in the area are a bit lacking. What is here is usually pretty Americanized and expensive. Like, $80 date night for two burritos with no sides and margaritas.
Cheaper date nights in general. Even great chain restaurants, which I generally don't even like, are expensive out here.
Craft beer. Apparently, according to Megan, Colorado is Craft-Beertopia. How fun is that? I'm looking forward to trying out local breweries. Daniel will love that.
Dog friendly. I've been doing research for the dogs and it looks like there are a bunch of dog parks and dog friendly trails which the puppies would love.
So, all in all Colorado Springs doesn't look like a bad place, in fact it looks awesome. It might not be paradise on earth like Hawaii, but it does look like a great place to live.