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POLL: Fort lewis...Do you like it or no?

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IMissNCSooooMuch 1
~Tanya~ 2
*Lauren* 2
HisGoddess 5
Julie 1
Zolees Momma 3
Kathryn 2
Shutterbug 2
Britt1984 1
Southern Girl 1
Neci 4
I AM ME 1

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POLL: Fort lewis...Do you like it or no?

Im just trying to figure out from a family stand point....How many people actually like Fort Lewis and being stationed here?

Love being here Vote
 
 29.2% (14)
HATE HATE HATE it here Vote
 
 31.2% (15)
Eh...its whatever. Vote
 
 39.6% (19)
*Lauren* --- 3 years ago -

Im just trying to figure out from a family stand point....How many people actually like Fort Lewis and being stationed here? 

Neci --- 3 years ago -

I'm a southerner to the core and I absolutely HATE it here. I've gone into my rant before, but the people are rude, our neighbors suck, and personally not being able to have sweet tea unless I make a special trip to McDonald's is bull crap. I can't wait to get back on my side of the world. Oh and I think I'm lacking in the Vitamin D dept as well lol. I miss the sunshine and warm weather. 

Zolees Momma --- 3 years ago -

I have a love-hate relationship with Fort Lewis.

I love my friends I've made.
I hate the girls that have started crap with me, or them.

I love living "on my own".
I hate getting screwed by finance people that don't know how to do their job.

I love the weather, but hate it at the same time.

Yep. 

*Lauren* --- 3 years ago -

I'm a southerner to the core and I absolutely HATE it here. I've gone into my rant before, but the people are rude, our neighbors suck, and personally not being able to have sweet tea unless I make a special trip to McDonald's is bull crap. I can't wait to get back on my side of the world. Oh and I think I'm lacking in the Vitamin D dept as well lol. I miss the sunshine and warm weather. 

AMEN!! Thats what Im sayin! I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA! I HATE the post, the command and the people here!!! LOL Im ready to GO! We are outta here in August to Fort Riley and everyone keeps telling me that its gonna suck. Im like DUDE. Don't flap your gums if you've never been to Fort Lewis! For real! 

I AM ME --- 3 years ago -

being from the east coast.. Va we have harsh winters but spring and summers are hot and sunny =) hell its always sunny most of the time.. i have family all up n down the east coast and MISS IT cant wait to GO BACKK =) 

HisGoddess --- 3 years ago -

Love it here. But I'm from Alaska, lol. 

IMissNCSooooMuch --- 3 years ago -

I have a hate-hate relationship! lol I am a southerner as well! Nothing like sweet tea and some nice neighbors to sip it with on a sunny day! lol I dont like rude people or rude neighbors! 

HisGoddess --- 3 years ago -

One thing I do Hate... is that everybody makes it sound like no one in the north is nice... I'm from the FAR north, and I grew up around everything that you claim is a southern thing. Minus the sweet tea...can't stand the stuff lol. 

~Tanya~ --- 3 years ago -

Yeah, sweet tea, blech. Gimme straight up sun tea. lol

But, I loved Ft Lewis. In fact, I've only been to three duty stations, Ft Riley, Ft Lewis and Ft Wainwright and I LOVE all three.
Ft Lewis was great. I loved the shopping and the restaurants. I had an awesome group of friends. My husband's unit started off great (towards the end his 1SG was a dick, but that's his 1SG, had nothing to do with Ft Lewis). I loved my house, it's location. I love mild or colder temps and HATE the heat, so anything further south than Ft Riley would suck to me. lol 

Julie --- 3 years ago -

I don't love it necessarily but I don't hate it either. I find it is what it is. I am actually bummed that I am leaving so soon though excited to be going closer to home. I was looking forward to being at Lewis in the Summer. 

Neci --- 3 years ago -

everybody makes it sound like no one in the north is nice...

They are few and far between if you aren't from the North. Almost everyone I've met from 'up north' has this chip on their shoulder towards anyone that isn't from the north as well. As least in the south you get the same treatment no matter where you're from. At least that's how we do it in South Carolina. You should see the looks and mocking I get for my southern accent. Far from nice in my opinion. 

Southern Girl --- 3 years ago -

Neci - I understand... when we were in ny I had to learn how to talk there way in order to get an ok job... totally suxs... I'm headed home soon to see family... it will come back with a vengence(sp)...lol...I still have some of a southern but just wait til ill go back... it will be like i never even left...lol 

Zolees Momma --- 3 years ago -

I think it just depends on people.

I was born down south, but moved up north as a baby.

I found the same amount of nice & mean people in both. (We frequently visited the south to see family.)

When I was down south, unless the people knew my family, they would make fun of me b/c of my northern accent.
When I would come back to the north from the south, people would make fun of me for my southern accent.

As for sweet tea & nice neighbors, I've always had both no matter where I've been. 

~Tanya~ --- 3 years ago -

I'm from as far north in Montana as you can get without crossing the border (and still living in a town that has more than one stop sign). The only chips on our shoulders we get are towards California and Washington. But... that's because of the a$$holes that move there to "get away" from the "BS" of the big city only to bring said BS with them. They build their huge houses at the end of a road, then gripe that the city doesn't plow, or their house burns down in a forest fire. Anyone that wants to come to Montana and leave it like they found it has no problems. It's only the ones that try to "change" us that we don't like. Southerners are more than welcome ;) 

Neci --- 3 years ago -

Well let me just say the neighbors here in Evergreen, in my little cicrle, suck. lol I've been a crappy neighbor only because I've been prego since we moved in and this pregnancy is kicking my rear. Literally if I don't take the nausea meds I'm sick ALL day.. But I've met ONE and that's because we happened to be at the mailbox at the same time... At least at Knox people came over and introduced themselves to the new people in the neighborhood. 

Kathryn --- 3 years ago -

I JUST put up a FB status about how I have lived in the North long enough and need to get back to my southern roots! I am from South of Houston, Texas! I need that Southern Hospitality, good country cookin', Honkey Tonks, and Rodeo's! Gosh I miss home so much! 

HisGoddess --- 3 years ago -

When I was a brand new Army wife, I was trying to meet new people, and introducing myself to my neighbors... I have never been so randomly b!tched out in my life!

So since then I stick to myself. 

Shutterbug --- 3 years ago -

I kind of actually hate it. I'm used to having an actual working highway system, other than one main road in and out of the area. It's too "smushed together" here for me. I love the country, and I love the heat. I hate cold and rain (I love hot springs in the south with rain, but not here). I hate that yes, there are quite a few people that are rude. Some people from the northwest are really nice. I also don't like that you can't get a good glass of sweet tea anywhere other than home, McDonald's, or at Winco (blue jug). The cold, gray, wet weather just gets to me. I know I'm lacking in Vitamin D, and I'm allergic to all of the stinkin' plants and mosses (and molds) around here.

I do love how beautiful it is here in the summer, and I love some of the sights in Seattle. Oh, and I love that my childhood friend lives in Oregon, just 3 hours away...and she's coming up to visit this weekend! 

Britt1984 --- 3 years ago -

I'm from WA so I love it here, love the green and don't mind the weather. I've always said I was supposed to be Southern though because I LOVE country music, horses, front porch swings and rodeos. Even though I'm happy here I would love if my husband got stationed somewhere like Texas or Georgia so I could experience that. 

Zolees Momma --- 3 years ago -

When I first moved here, my neighbors thought I was a complete b8tch and stuck up.
But that was b/c I'm shy and bad at making new friends because I feel awkward just going up to people and saying "hi!"

Then one day, one of them decided to knock on my door and asked if I wanted to smoke a cig with her and another neighbor... And we've been friends ever since...
Very sad that we moved b/c now I never get to see them. =[ 

Neci --- 3 years ago -

CS that's crappy.. :( Lame on them. I've never had a problem meeting people until we got here. I thought this site would be the place to help the friends thing along, but its hindered me from even wanting to meet half the people on this site. In my opinion you can learn alot about a person from what they say through a computer screen. And from the horror stories I've read about people I'm not even going to try and befriend someone just to be a potential target of their mean girl games. I won't put up with it like most will and I definitely won't be talked to or about like I'm trash... And that's what it seems to be about here, Fort Lewis and this site. 

HisGoddess --- 3 years ago -

Fort Carson was worse then Lewis.

Apparently my husband was cheating on me every morning because people I didn't know would look up just in time to see him walk in front of my neighbors door, and then they felt the need to leave notes and come personally inform me of these "facts".

Lewis is so Drama free compared to my one year in Carson. 

Kathryn --- 3 years ago -

I find it really hard to make friends who have the same morals as my husband and I. My motto is "Just because our husbands work together doesn't mean we have to be friends!" My husbands unit seems to be full of people who only ever want to drink and get wasted in front of their kids. I can't handle that. We got the party stage out a long time ago in college and now we want to do family friendly things. 

HisGoddess --- 3 years ago -

Yeah, my husband and I don't party. We have some drinks, but it's pretty low key and mellow.

I'm also strict on my house rules... I've had to physically kick some people out because they had no respect for the "my house, my rules" thing. 

Shutterbug --- 3 years ago -

I'm with you on that one, Kathryn. My husband may have a beer at dinner ever so often (literally like once a month maybe). We don't go and get all wild and drunk. I've been drunk once in my life, and that was on a girls' night out that we walked to the bar after going out to eat.

If we drink anything stronger than beer (I don't drink beer), then we do it when the kids are asleep, and only like one drink. No getting wasted with us, and especially not if children are near. 

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