Labor Day seems so far away, but it is time to think about Parents Weekend. For the parents of the class of 2016, you definitely want to come if you can afford to. Your Doolie will have 3.5 weeks of classes behind them and will be anxious to get off base (and sleep and eat something other than Mitch's). As soon as you know your DS/DD is accepted and will attend, try and make a hotel reservation (or even better, rent a house). They are starting to fill up already. One regret I have from last year is that we were in a tiny hotel room and did not allow DS enough space to relax out of uniform (he had to be in uniform when out of the hotel). This year we have rented a home with enough room for both sets of grandparents and our family for the price of 3 hotel rooms. My point is to make reservations as soon as you know DS/DD is committed to USAFA. Beware of the cancellation policies of both hotels and vacation rentals. Good luck to everyone. Hope to see the Appointment thread light up soon.