Operation PCS to San Diego

29 June 2019


We are officially in San Diego now. This is not just Americas Finest City but it's also my hometown. I'm super excited to be home for a year! My son finally will get a chance to enjoy all of the places that I enjoyed while growing up here. This means will will be out exploring every chance we get and therefore can share pictures on our blog more often!

My time has currently been spent getting settled in to our new home. We decided to move into Military Housing this time around due to the cost of living being so high in California. Living here is definitely worth every penny! Of course there is still some positive and negatives of us living here.

My Husband deployed two weeks after we moved to San Diego. This is our first deployment since we've had our 5 year old son, Cayden. The last time he deployed was back in 2011. As much as I would like to have him home, I understand that this comes with his job.

I will be sharing our adventures at our new Duty station as well as how I'm coping with our first deployment with a child.


Our last picture before my Husband left San Diego
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TripAdvisor

27 January 2019

TripAdvisor is a great website for travelers and people that enjoy exploring their local area as well. The site allows people to review hotels, restaurants, attractions and more. I've been using this site for years. Sometimes most of the reviews are similar and people even include photos. Of course we will have different experiences and this is very normal as well.

I try to regularly post my reviews on this website as well as a few others. I make sure to check this website while planning my trips. When you click on a Business, the website will share the location, hours of operation and business type. If it's an attraction or  museum, then it will specify how much time people normally spend when they go. This information is very useful and helpful.

There's an option to save places to a list. For example, I saved a list titled Las Vegas. I included all the places that I wanted to visit including the hotels that we stayed at. When we woke up each day, I would go down our list of things to do and pick something.

**I highly recommend TripAdvisor. This is my personal review and it's not a paid Ad

Military Driver License Renewal

23 January 2019

Since my Husband is active duty Military, we have drivers licenses from states that we do not currently live in. It's time for us to renew our Drivers Licenses now. Mines is a GA license and my Husbands is an Alabama License. Both states allow us to renew online if our address is correct on the current license. If you have a new address then you will have to print the renewal form out and provide some proof of being active duty or a spouse.

As we know, sometimes it's hard to get the command to write a letter right away. It could take days and sometimes people wait till the last minute to renew their licenses. I suggest you start the renewal process at least 30 days before the expiration date. This will allow you some time to gather all required documents.

You are not required to get a license in your current state. In the State of Virginia, If you obtain a license, you are considered a resident. Residents have to pay property tax for their vehicles. This is in addition to vehicle registration. Make sure to check the laws in your current state if you plan to obtain a license there.

I hope I'm able to help someone with this information. Please share your experiences below. Each one, teach one!