I always like coming up with questions for Parker to half-willingly answer each month, and I thought it would be fun to do a Norfolk-themed Boy Behind the Blog. There is a chance we are going to be here for quite a while longer, but there is also a chance we are leaving very soon. While the Navy chews on that decision and draws out the verdict, here are some of Parker's thoughts on our home for the past 8 months.
Questions and answers (my responses to his answers are in gold):
What is your favorite thing about Norfolk?
Probably the history of the area
I'd have to agree. There is so much history surrounding us, and that is pretty unique from where we have been stationed in the past.
What will you miss the most if we move?
This is always the hardest part of moving. We have met some wonderful people here that we will definitely miss if we move.
What will you miss the least if we move?
Yall, Norfolk may have the most poorly designed roads in America. They are just awful and make absolutely no sense. Norfolk is large, but not that large, and a good civil engineer could have really prevented a lot of the traffic we experience on a daily basis.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Is this local? No. Would I have said the same thing? Yes. We go to Chilis more than any couple should. The waitress knows us. This is our life.
How do you say "Norfolk"?
He pronounced it like the locals say "New Orleans" (Nawlins), but that's not actually how he says it in casual conversation. People pronounce this city 10 different ways. I still don't know which is correct.
What's been your favorite thing about all of the snow days?
Not having to study or go into work
It was really nice having him home more. There were a lot of moving nights coupled with hot chocolate drinking in the last month, and I can't say I'm too mad about that. That said, come on Spring! Winter, you hold off for a good long while.