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!
You really do not want to miss his graduation. This is a huge milestone in his life. Having been there and experienced this myself I would have to say this is more important than High School Graduation. You may think it was just 8 weeks but in these 8 weeks your son has grown up more in this short period than he has in the 20 years at home.
I myself have four people to get to great lakes from Miami. Yes, times are hard but a "DVD" can't even touch on how your son will feel nor how you will feel when you are there. It truly is the proudest moment you will have and a memorable one for sure for your son.
holly, the new sailors have to stay in a 50 miles radius of GL....Chicago is fine. They can go to the hotel with you BUT have to report back to the ship at night. Is your son a G&G? Where is his A school at?