I was sitting around yesterday and remembered how horribly stressed I was before my husbands PIR. I had so many questions, which I got a lot of answers to from this site (thank you!) But i thought how great it would have been to have it all in one place instead of googling everything and only getting half answers. SO, I wrote a blog about my experience. What to wear, things to do, places to eat in the area. Just things I wish I would have at least had knowledge of when I traveled to great lakes for PIR.
In no way is this everything one would need to know, but its a start. A year ago, I knew nothing about the navy, and had no idea what to expect. I searched and searched for a blog that had this information and didn't quite find it. So I hope it helps at least one of you feel a little bit more prepared!
Thank you so much for your blog post. My son's PIR is 12/12 and I shared your story with my daughter and my son's GF because they are both stressing about what to wear, Mom is stressing about a whole lot of other things :)
Anyway, I also shared your story with others in our PIR group because a young woman was wondering what to wear as well. Everyone is raving about how helpful it is so THANK YOU!
:)! That makes me so happy! I'm so glad you found it useful. If you, your daughter, your sons girlfriend or anyone else have any questions feel free to ask me. I traveled up there (on a fairly strict budget) more times that I'd care to admit before we got married. And I now live in Waukegan.
Thank you EVA your Suggestions on your BLOG were awesome !! We are heading out to GL soon and our sailor is staying so we were looking for suggestions of what to do while we are there for the whole weekend too !!
I'm so glad you guys found it useful!
My son just left for boot camp, but I am thankful for your blog regarding PIR. I can plan a few things, even thought he will be going somewhere else for A school. thanks again the information is helpful.
Eva, you have done GOOD!
Where is the NEX located that is off base?
The off base NEX is located at 2630 Green Bay Rd, Great Lakes, IL 60088 Its right next to the Commissary.