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  1. Oh, yeah, that would be more helpful. We are wanting relaxing, romantic, beach, spa, not real adventurous, but seeing cool sites or something would be fun. Like a honeymoon. Wanting to get our money’s worth, so staying a week or a Sunday to Saturday or something like that. Hotel or resort.
  2. DH and I are wanting to go to Hawaii for our 25th and a 2nd honeymoon. We've never been and noone we know has been either. We need help and advice. Does anyone have a trusted travel site that they use to plan vacations? Has anyone used the Costco travel service? Something else? I would love your own expert advice if you've traveled to Hawaii. We are planning for summer of 2020. Thanks!
  3. Thanks! I wonder how early? An hour before they open or more?
  4. Has anyone gone to Waco and to the new Magnolia Table restaurant? I'm wondering how early to get there so that we can be in line to actually eat there since they don't take reservations or a waiting list? They are only opened until 3pm. Thanks!
  5. I've heard about these over the years, too, but I found having to order through someone wasn't for me. I've always heard positive things about them, though. A friend used them and really raved about them.
  6. I just wanted to check in and let y'all know an update. DS has decided to go on to his college of choice. He was accepted during the military deciding time and after reading some these responses and just taking time to think and pray through his decisions and having some conversations about things, he decided that he wouldn't make a commitment right now. He has always been motivated to go to college after high school and the military option mostly tickled his ears and made him feel patriotic to serve his country, but reality set in over time and he felt strongly to just go with his first decision and then consider things as time goes on, either reserves, ROTC, or enlisting after college to help pay it back. Thanks so very much for the responses and thank all of y'all who have served our great country! My family is more than thankful for you. Blessings to y'all and a good school year!
  7. Yay! Thank y'all so much for your responses! This is exactly what I needed and I feel prepared to get what we need. My DH liked the Costco brand price, but I was skeptical and we've gotten by with the D3 that he buys, but I wasn't going to get anymore. However, since I've seen a couple of responses that are favorable for the Costco brand, I'm encouraged and will have to tell hubby. ? I will check for bioavailable and oil coated, too. I've used NOW brand over time, too, because they were more affordable, so I'm glad to know that they are good, too. Y'all have been great help! Thank you! Have a blessed day and school year!
  8. I know some people are very passionate about health products/brands and that's wonderful, however, I have to be a good steward of our finances and I want to be able to buy the best brand that's affordable, even if it's not *the* absolute best on the market. I know there are some that are a total waste, but then there are some that are doable and just fine, but not what the purist would buy. Thanks for any recs. We have a Costco and Sam's membership if that helps. I'm specifically looking for a good multivitamin for adults, teen children (17 & 15), and children (8 & 6). Thanks!
  9. Oh, forgot one more question... What is the reality of basic and barrack living? I can only imagine what a bunch of young adult men might do when they get together (not higher rank because of the consequences at that level, I'm sure), especially the jerks (sorry, I know some personally). I can envision bullying, hazing, initiation-type stuff and no one telling because "you just don't do that". I know it might be a step up from what I'm imagining because it is the military after all, but some of that might still go on, am I right? Sigh. Sorry if I sound like a prude, but...need to know and not ashamed to ask. This might also be why many suggest ROTC or going in as an officer? Thanks for honest answers.
  10. Thank you, again, for all this wonderful information, insight, advice, sharing experiences... it is so incredibly helpful! We're still learning and I have a few questions regarding ROTC and Reserves... ROTC... Can anyone do this at their particular college/univ or is it only if you are awarded the scholarship and chosen? Also, does the 8 year commitment include the 4 years of college or does the 8 years begin after graduation? After college option... If he goes to college just as he would normally, non-military, could he then enlist and still be considered an officer or be able to go to officer's training when he enlists or would he still start out as a private (?)/beginning recruit? (sorry, I don't know what the appropriate title is...) Reserves... He's not seeing much financial help for school with this option, can you help us understand it better? Also, is he committed to the Reserves after college as well or is it just during his college years up to graduation? And, would he still go to basic with this option and then just come back home to begin college wherever he decides to go? Who is best to talk to about reserves? The recruiter we talked to said he was more active duty recruitment. Is there a different recruiter for Reserves? Other military branches... Are other military branches similar in what they offer for tuition help, jobs, etc.? Thanks again!
  11. Thank you ALL for your time and responses! I appreciate every single one and I am sharing them with DS, too. Thank you!
  12. Thanks for your responses. I should have also specified that he DOES want to go to college and joining the military is a path that he is considering to help him pay for that. He is also now thinking about choosing the active duty, 20 year route in order to get all the benefits plus work on his degree and then basically "retire" from the military to begin drawing retirement after 20 years to then begin his civilian job in his career and degree field, hopefully. We know a couple of military friends who did this. The recruiter explained that the Army has really become education focused and if you want to pursue a degree, you may begin doing online classes with any university in the county after a certain time frame and while serving. He is also thinking about reserves and the officer route after college. We have a friend whose son is doing this now and I'm going to talk to her, too. I'll read the article you linked, too, Lori. He's a researcher/information gatherer and has already checked out the physical test requirements. ? He enjoys fitness and working out, so he should do good there, but it helps to see the requirements. Any other info, helpful advice is welcome! Thanks!
  13. We don't have any military experience in our families, but support our military 100% and have always been very patriotic and appreciative of the country we live in. We are so proud of him if he chooses this path, but would like to hear any real life experiences, info, advice... We talked to a recruiter yesterday and it sounds great and DS is pretty excited and motivated, but hearing real life experiences and info would be helpful, especially for Mom. ? Educationally, how did the submitting diploma/transcript work? I did see info. on the HSLDA website that was helpful. Thanks!
  14. I'm searching and I'm afraid to book something site unseen. Can anyone offer an affordable hotel in the Pensacola area? As much as I would love to do a resort or beach house, we just don't have that kind of $$$ to spend right now. Thanks!
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