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    In April, it will be raining but it will warm up. Def save your summer clothes bc chances are you won't have a/c, which i'm sure you dont usually in Cali either?, but it can get pretty hot.. and hot to me is 80+ so We DO see some 90. 90+ days but you can always get a portable a/c to use like we do. It cools off to the 50's at night though
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    So jealous!!! We really want to go there someday Maybe for aircrew duty next sea tour.
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    My husband was stationed at NAS Whidbey before he swapped over to army (long story). We spent a lot of time up there (he had gone reserve when I met him, then switched to army). It's beautiful. I'd live there if I could. Really no crime. I remember reading the local paper up there when we went up one time and all they had to report was some stolen outdoor furniture taken from someone's yard, lol. The base is in Oak Harbor-there are restaurants, a small theater, a Wal Mart and an Albertson's, gyms and tanning. Just a warning-they do call it 'Windy Island' for a reason. Oak Harbor is kind of where everyone does their shopping. Coupeville is very close, and a nice area, more residential. The hospital is in Coupeville. Langley is beautiful, and the ferry leaves from there, but it's expensive. The wonderful thing is that the water is everywhere (duh), and if you don't need to be in the hustle and bustle of everything it's a great place to be. A lot of young sailors move up there and are disappointed because there are a lot of retirees up there, and it's not much of a singles scene. There is a big outlet mall in Burlington (maybe an hour away? Not sure), and Bellis Fair mall in Bellingham (by the Canadian border), as well as a casino in Tulalip that's supposed to be very nice. The base is split into two sections. The 'official' side, and the base that doesn't require ID to enter, where you'll find the NEX, commissary, etc. The Navy lodge is decent too. Housing is nice, and on the side that doesn't require ID to enter, and a lot of it is on a hill overlooking the water. Very nice, compared to army housing anyway! And you're only about 2-2 1/2 hours from Seattle
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