INTRODUCTION: A place for parents and others who have attended PIR and graduation weekend to share comments, suggestions and ideas that will hopefully make it easier and more enjoyable for other familes who are preparing for their own PIR events.
WHAT TO DO: This is an 'interactive' forum, with each person encouraged to start new topics (by posting your comments in the 'blank' at the top of each page) -and- respond to individual posts (by clicking 'reply' on that particular post).
ALSO: Over time, I will be organizing some of the posts herein as a sort of 'guide' which will be static -- that is, there will be no new posts to that discussion... thus it will not actually be a 'discussion' but more of a factual and flowing narrative that takes the reader, moment by moment, through happy hours of PIR, covering the basics with good recommendations about what to do, what not to do, and how to do (or avoid) doing it.
To get started on this process, it would be very useful to hear from you regarding which posts and/or particular information do you think should be included? Sincerely, I look forward to hearing from you and transcribing our collective wisdom for those who will attend PIR soon.
Hi musicmom-We are leaving for our son's PIR today. Our daughter & her 4month old son are also coming. Considering the weather, would we do better takibg the car to PIR or the shuttle? Can we park close? Also, don't know if you would know about this, but my daughter carries a military i.d [her husband is Marine] think that helps getting in? Any help is very appricated:)
Taking a car is the best way to go as you will want to take your sailor back to your room . . . We parked in the parking garage and getting OUT of that was the biggest mess.... other than that, we were able to wait while she ran to her room to get some stuff for me to take home.
I would definitely drive if you have a baby with you. They are very organized getting people into PIR. It just takes some time. My husband works for Homeland Security and took his badge for his ID. It didn't seem to facilitate things at all but you can never tell. Have fun at PIR!