:: Cape Cod, MA - NC
Station/Boat Location~
Air Station Cape Cod

Date there~
2006 - Oct 2006

The winters are pretty cold. Usually in the high 30's low 40's. Not too much snow, but we did get some storm while we were there. It doesn't get warm until around the middle of June. Usually it stays around the mid 80's. It does get humid, but it's not too bad. Summer only last about 3 months. The fall is beautiful. I think that was my favorite season there. Nice and crisp air, but still not too cold. It does rain often.

Military facilities~
There is a small CG exchange on base. There is also a gas station, movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, a pool, a church, movie rental store, thrift store, childcare center, and many trails for walking, biking, and running. I did most of my grocery shopping at the commissary at the naval station in Newport Rhode Island. It usually took me a little over an hour to get there.

There is a clinic on base, but I think only active duty members can go there. You can get your prescription filled there. I went to an OBGYN since I was pregnant when I was there. I went to Cape Obstetrics and I loved them. Dr Talbert delivered my son and she was just wonderful. Everyone goes to civilian doctors unless they want to drive to Newport Rhode Island and go to the naval hospital. I took my son to Cape Cod Pediatrics. I love love love Dr. Heard! He is a WONDERFUL doctor. Very attentive and down to earth. The other doctors in the practice are great too. I really wish that I could've taken them with me.

There is housing available on base. We lived in a 3 bedroom 1 bath townhouse. It was very nice on the inside. I didn't think that they looked too bad on the outside either. They all have hardwood floors, a basement, and nice double paned windows.The kitchens have been remodeled and they have Corian counters and oak cupboards. There is a storage shed in the backyard. No garages, just carports. The washer and dryer hook ups are in the basement. The bedrooms are a decent size. Some of the houses have 2 bathrooms, but most of them only have one. If you want a fence you must put one up yourself.They have to by white picket fences. Also, there is no air conditioning in housing. You can put your own window unit in though.

There is a Walmart, Stop and Shop, Shaw's, Homegoods and TJMaxx in Falmouth. There is also a Christmas Tree Shop there too. A lot of touristy shops in downtown Falmouth. There a lot of restaurants too. Target is over the bridge in Kingston, which is about a 30 minute drive. There is also a mall in Kingston. There is a mall in Hyannis, which is also a 30 minute drive, but you don't have to go off Cape to get there. There are many stores in Hyannis.There is a Trader Joe's( I worked there), Home Depot, Old Navy, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Macy's, Sears, Toysrus,Kmart, another Christmas Tree Shop, Joann's Fabric, a craft store. Many others that I can't think of right now.

Child Care/Schools~
I know that there is a CDC on base, but I didn't need childcare while I was there. There is an elementary school on base too. I'm not sure about anything else though.

Adult Schools~
Cape Cod Community College is in Hyannis

Fun Activities~
There are many activities on the Cape. Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket are just a ferry ride away. Provincetown is about 2 hours from the base. They have a beautiful beach and tower there. Boston is only an hour away. I loved going to the Newport Mansions in Rhode Island. New York is a 4-5 hour drive. Everything is so close in New England. That's one of the things that I loved about it.

Additional Info~
Cape Cod will always hold a special place in my heart because that's where I had my son.It took me a while to adjust, but I ended up really enjoying my stay on Cape Cod. There are so many different things to do and see. I loved going to Boston. We also made some wonderful friends. I wouldn't mind going back.

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