It was rather a shock coming back to the States from Germany.
It’s ok here, but it won’t ever be home for us.
The Best of Wright-Patterson AFB
It’s kinda halfway between Chicago and Atlanta, where our respective families live. Not that we visit them.
Lots of camping opportunities we may explore.
It’s a good jumping off point to travel by car, I guess. It’s about 12 hours to the east coast or Gulf, and about 6 to the Great Lakes.
Dayton airport goes lots of places.
Lots of outdoorsy stuff to explore
We love the MetroParks and all the wetlands and hiking areas and state parks. We love all the nature!
It takes a week to see it all! And they have the Memphis Belle now.
Native American history
Huge WPAFB hospital and lab. There is a great children’s hospital network. Lots of varied medical specialties, if needed.
The Worst of Wright-Patterson AFB
Yes, I realize there’s a big lake up north, but it’s very polluted. There are lots of lakes, rivers, and wetlands. I miss the ocean. It’s about 12 hours away. It seems so very expensive to fly or even drive anywhere for overnight trips.
We have the craziest weather I’ve ever seen. Torrential rain, hail, hot and cold, high winds – at the drop of a hat. It’s weird. I have to always be prepared for anything. I don’t like tornado sirens at all. Wind frightens me.
I figure we may have chosen the wrong township, but there is very little diversity here and lots of racism and bigotry. Perhaps we were insulated in Germany, but it seems more pervasive since we’re back in the States and so very obvious to us now. Perhaps it’s the new political climate.
Dayton smells like Jeeps and privilege.