I am getting ready to enlist in the Army or Marines in 9 or so weeks from now. I am trying to pick where I would like to request as my first post and im a little stuck. I have only lived in 2 states in 20 years I was in California when I was little and I have lived in Washington state since the 4th grade. I hate the weather in Washington I want to live someplace warmer and dryer, with the excclusion of California the south looks perfect. I have my eye on Texas as my number one southern state only because its the one ive heard the most about. I am considering a couple other choices in the south so feel free talk about your states if your out side of Texas. I would like to know what is like to live in Texas. 1 what is the weather like? 2 What are the major Army/Marine bases where are they in relation to major cities and what are they like if anyone has been in side? 3 What if any are the Gunlaws in Texas? 4 What is their to do in Texas for fun like night clubs, hunting, swiming ect ect? 5 What kinds of bugs and snakes are there in Texas in particularly spiders and are they dangerous? 6 is it true Texas has the best chili and steaks in the world lol?