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EX_Birdgunner

Moving to Tacoma, WA!

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Well,

In just over a month I will be leaving Bagotville for a 3 year posting to McChord AFB. Specifically I will be living in Lacey, WA.

While I will miss the roar of Hornets launching everyday, I look forward to living in an area that has a better selection of model shops AND an IPMS chapter. :woot.gif:

And of course I will miss friends that I have met here like ALF18. :crying:

Denis

Edited by EX_Birdgunner

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Denis

I'll miss you too, buddy! I also envy you going to the more-temperate West Coast. Brings back fond memories of living in Comox. See you tomorrow.

ALF

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Girlfriend says to me, "Honey, I want you to kiss me where it stinks!"...so, I took her to Tacoma! lol, the paper mills.

Tacoma's pretty nice, used to fly into McCord a bunch back when I was in TACAMO E-6s. I think "American Eagles" (?) hobby shop is gone now but back in the 90s it was an awesome shop.

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I lived in Lacey for about a year. It is actually a pretty nice place. There are several nice hobby shops in the area. Fairly close to Seattle also, which makes it nice.

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Welcome to the quiet and overlooked State of Washington!

Hope you enjoy parking lot traffic. I grew up next to Lacey. There are a few modelers in the area, no active clubs in the immediate area to my knowledge. A smattering of hobby shops I haven't been to that I need to check in on during one of my trips to the west side. The sounds of C-17s is pretty impressive in an of themselves, but if you get desperate, you can always take a trip up to Whidbey and get your Hornet fix!

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Lived in WHidbey Island WA for about a year. Loved it out there!!! Didn't mind the rain either!

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And Whidbey is still in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mts... Lacey isn't. (hrmm, downpour smiley icon... downpour smiley icon...nope.)

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We have lots of modelers here!! Three IPMS Chapters in the vicinity (IPMS Tacoma, IPMS Seattle, & Puget Sound Auto Modelers). And even though you'll be in Lacey, a worthwhile trip up I-5 about 30 miles and you'll find Skyway Model Shop in South Seattle. And there are others...

PLUS: all the museums in the region - some of which fly their airplanes a lot!

Hope to meet you soon!

Terry

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Ya, IPMS Tacoma and the Skyway Model Shop are two things I already put on the top of my list to check out. Plus the museums I know about. Being a huge NAVAIR/Carrier fan I also hope to check out Whitby and hopefuly one of the Aircraft Carriers based nearby.

My family and I are really looking forward to living there.

Denis

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