When I move somewhere new, I love getting information from friends and acquaintances about their favorite places to eat, where they take their car to get the oil changed and what place serves the best sweet tea. My husband, however, only wants the "essential" information (I tried to argue the essential nature of knowing where to get ice cream during an emotional crisis...still did not convince him). He wants a quick lay of the land and a list of the top places we'll need immediately. The list I have compiled below meets both of our needs and would be a great thing to share with someone who has recently moved to your area. At your next spouse club or FRG (Family Readiness Group) meeting take some time to ask some of the other spouses to share their favorite places, activities and parts of town you live in. Wouldn't it be great to get this kind of information when you PCS somewhere new!?
Location of nearest hospital
Cheapest gas station
Best coffee shop
Favorite lunch spot
Happy hour deals
Best take-out restaurant
Favorite local shop
Places that offer a military discount
Trusty real estate agent
What information did your spouses group provide you when you moved? What else can be added to this list?
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