Clovis Top 3:
1. Grow a vegetable garden, you won’t believe the yield.
2. Be open and give the people and the area a chance. This is a great base, the best one for us thus far as far as fellowship.
3. Garage/estate sales are great around here; if you hold one, you will probably get sold out!
4. Enjoy rodeos, carnivals, the Balloon Fest in Albuquerque; all that small town living has to offer.
Base housing: On-base some are newly constructed, but the majority are older, yet nice, homes. Off-base “on-base” housing is available in the towns of Clovis and Portales and are pretty nice as well.
Best Area to Rent/Buy a House:
The general rule is North of 21st and East of Norris. It is currently (as of June 2010) a seller’s maket. New developments are being built, but at a much slower rate than the influx of personnel. So, the market consists mainly of pre-existing homes.
The rental market is VERY fast paced; good ones come, but you have to act quickly to get them. I highly recommend consulting a realtor, even for a rental.
Where to get what You Need:
Albertson’s – lowest price by far for milk (usually around $2/gal cheaper!), best produce, but higher prices on everything else.
Walmart – the usual: better buys for a few household items and dog food as a general rule.
Commissary – takes the cake for the grocer with the best prices.
Dry Cleaners: Definitely use the base; cheaper than off-base by almost half.
Discount Tires – They have fixed several flats for me at no charge. Gotta love small towns.
Cotton Patch – wonderful rolls & home-cooking.
Cripple Creek – the sign looks like it says ‘The Greek.’ Don’t be fooled.
Snappy Tomato Pizza
All That & A Bag of Chips – located in the upstairs of the Crafter’s Mall. Anything that Sandra makes is fabulous. I recommend the raspberry lemonade and chicken panini.
Drop Zone (on base) – best breakfast burritos around.
Taco Villa (in town) – 2nd best breakfast burritos around.
Cupcake Café – located on 7th & Pile; she is a cupcake wizard. If you can dream it, she can make it.
Play-Dough and Lego’s – my 4 year-old, Jimmy, made sure that I put down.
Base pool & Hereford pool
Hillcrest Zoo – the 2nd largest zoo in NM, it’s one of our favorite spots (closed on Monday’s).
Several nice playgrounds and parks
Shopping – Mariachi Frog, Crafter’s Mall, Hobby Lobby & 2 Shabby Divas to name a few.
Sports leagues & camping
Day trips to Amarillo & Lubbock
Weekend trips to Carlsbad Caverns, Ute Lake & Albuquerque
Kids – over the past year the squadrons has had 30+ new arrivals! It’s in the water, drink if you dare. We are now due with #4.
Gardening – the climate is great to grow just about anything you want.
Small town USA – parades, picnics & festivals galore.
Finding a Job:
The best places would be the base office and the local newspaper.
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Article publié pour la première fois le 27/06/2010