Lackland AFB was our second duty station.
We lived there only two years. I’d love to go back and explore San Antonio.
We had recently gotten married. I was pregnant. It was the first time I’d ever lived outside the state of Georgia. My husband’s parents both passed away within a year. My husband almost got decimated in budget cuts and had to change his career field from Communications to Medical Lab at Wilford Hall.
It was a stressful two years for us.
We didn’t get to enjoy our time there as much as we would have liked.
It’s Texas. I really like all there is to do and see. We began homeschooling in Texas and it is soooo homeschool friendly!
The Best of Lackland AFB
I adore Tex-Mex and Mexican food. It’s the one style of cuisine I can’t seem to master in my kitchen, so authentic food in the San Antonio area was great!
There’s always a fun festival or event to attend in downtown San Antonio or the surrounding areas.
So many day trips and places to see in the Lone Star State. So much great history and culture and art. Camping and other fun outdoorsy things.
Texas has lots of military installations. Most people are really patriotic and respect the military community.
The Worst of Lackland AFB
It’s really hot.
In summer, the temps are stifling and no wonder everyone had a siesta and went out at sundown! So A/C bills can run high. But you don’t need winter gear or clothes!
Texas is big.
It takes forever to get out of the state if you’re driving somewhere.
San Antonio is a growing town and traffic in some areas can be rough at certain times. Plan accordingly.
You have to be careful and watch kids and pets and keep your yard clear of snakes and other stinging, biting things.