How many of you plan on or have gone to graduation? It is a long distance for us , my husband has not flown since he was a teenager and I'm not sure I could get him on a plane anyway! We are from a small town so city traffic seems intimidating to me though my husband is a truck driver. (He HATES traffic,too) Our son doesn't go to boot camp until Feb 23 ( his 21st birthday!) but I am trying to work this whole thing out in my head. I have look at airfare/hotel/car pkgs and about choked!
LaurieJ here is the link to your PIR group...lots of info and support there http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir31811
I have been before and am going again, we have 2 sons, the oldest served and is now home and now our youngest is in, It is an awesome event to go to, I would advise anyone not to miss it, for your benefit and your sons. Not sure where you live, it takes us 5 hours from KY. and yes the traffic is something to behold, going through Chicago, but take a GPS!!!!!!!!!
bn4givn, if i had to do it all over again...i'd crawl my way there, all the way from Tennessee, if i had to. and i promise you that up until the very last moments before we boarded the plane we expected that some thing would happen to keep us from making the trip. we have a disabled daughter, my mother is elderly, what if my sister's plane is delayed....she was coming to take care of our daugher and mother so we could make the trip, it's expensive, and so on and so on.
shortly after your son arrives a PIR date will be set and you will be notified by letter. from the moment you get that letter start planning. join your N4Ms PIR group. talk to the mothers,wives and girlfriends there. some will have lots of travel experience and can offer great tips.
and when you see that boy, who left home on his 21st birthday, at Pass In Review....who is now a man and a Sailor in the U.S. Navy...well darlin' it's gonna blow your mind!!! priceless!!!
ellen, i just checked your page and you have posted to cindy....do you see from your home page the highlighted PIR 2-11-11? click on it and join....the moms there will help you!!! they can email you the secret password and you can print your own parking pass.