Kathleen is hosting this feature today and I'm so excited to see everyone's neighborhoods. I almost didn't make it in time to post, I had two cysts aspirated from my left wrist this morning so I'm typing kind of slow and in pain. I didn't want to miss out though, so here I am :)
To see more neighborhoods, head on over to Kathleen's blog.
Well come on in to my house, I have some Honey Lemon Tea and some blender pie fresh out of the oven for you.
As you all know we've moved here just two months ago so we don't really know anyone or anything.
We're a military family and we live on a base in Glendale, Arizona. Just like many other military bases it's a place where you feel a true sense of family and community, you're safe inside the gates, your children play outside until late and you sometimes feel like you live in a different world.
As the U.S. Air Force’s largest fighter wing and the only active duty F-16 training base in the world, Luke Air Force Base plays a critical role in protecting America’s freedom and security. And with over 8,000 employees and a financial impact of nearly $2 billion annually, Luke Air Force Base is key to the state of Arizona’s economic viability.
The base is separated into two sections, the housing, commissary and school etc on one side and then across the road, and through another gate, you have the actual working part of the base, the squadrons and post office, library etc.
As always with military bases, there's construction going on, they're always trying to update housing areas and so we moved in and that same week we had demolition going on across the street.
Huge Palm Tree in my front yard.....the roads here are full of palm trees, which I found so weird being that it's Arizona and so dry, it's funny seeing cactus and palm trees all together LOL
Now if you go out the housing gate and through the other one, you are on the "working" side of the base. This is where all the squadrons, flightline etc is located.
Surrounding the base you can find Sonic, McDonald's, Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and a couple other food places and then if you drive in either direction away from the base, you find all the bigger stores, Target and Walmart, Kohls, Shopping Malls etc.
Glendale is also home to the Phoenix Cardinal Stadium which is just 5 minutes from where we live.
There's the Historic Downtown Glendale which is littered with Antique stores enough to drive you crazy.....
Now if you like sight seeing, then you may want to go check out the Historic Sahuaro Ranch, it's only about 5 minutes from us....This park is unique with it's historic ranch buildings and its recreational park areas. Visitors can picnic, play on the playgrounds, visit with chickens, view peacocks, explore the old ranch grounds or play a ball game.
If you're a bookaholic like I AM, then you may want to check out the Glendale Public Library, it's HUGE. Seriously, it's like stepping into a Barnes and Noble or Borders, they even have their books set up on shelves like them. They also have a big Booksale section where you can pick up tons of books for as little as 25c.
If you're looking for some family fun, then the best place to head to is the Rawhide Steakhouse and Western Town, if you're brave enough you can even try Rattlesnake for lunch. I can't claim that honor because I ate it without knowing what it was LMAO
There's plenty of Ghost Towns around to visit too and then there's the wonderful Phoenix Zoo and Wildlife Zoo etc. Lots to do in this town!!!
Thanks for dropping by, I hope you enjoyed the tour. God Bless!!