can anyone remember first liberty to their p/c

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  1. lilcola99

    lilcola99 Member

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    Liberty for plebes is far and few btw but, Please tell me what its like and around when it happens. They must all be hysterically happy?
     
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    visiting after parents weekend

    And on a related topic-sort of- if I flyu halfway across the country on a weekend other than parents weekend, what are the chances of seeing my son? Is there a chance the 2014 kids will have off columbus day weekend?
     
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    In the past, no liberty until Parent's weekend. The only liberty they may have prior to Parent's weekend is when the Plebe Class goes to the Mets game.

    I would speak with Shirley Anthony or someone at the Academy about the Columbus Day visit....that's a new one for me.
     
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    the entire academy gets liberty for columbus day weekend. (it is a regimental long weekend). the reg calendar gives more specifics on times
     
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    KP's Correct...I was thinking one dimensional. Yes, the entire Regiments has Liberty, but (please correct me if I’m wrong) the Plebes do not get to leave the campus.
     
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    Last year the plebes left on Columbus weekend. I had a housefull in Virginia who lived too far to travel to their own homes.

    After parents weekend, it seemed like DS was home all the time. I think fall break has been eliminated but last year, they had Columbus weekend, semester break (a week around Nov 1st), Thanksgiving, Christmas, long weekend in mid january (MLK day?)... then a long dreary haul until spring break.
    DS had so many scheduled regimental holidays, he had trouble taking "earned" long weekends/extented liberty by the end of the trimesters, as required.
    All that changed in the spring when he didn't come home due to a spring sport from February until Memorial Day weekend (ALERT- when they have to be back SUnday night for a parade on MOnday).
     
  7. KP2013dramamama

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    liberty

    As always, it's not simple. Get used to using the regimental calendar for times when there is potential liberty. Again, it all depends on when they have earned it and by whose standards.:eek:
     
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    Thank you, Does anyone know if the football teams has less liberty because they practice on Sunday. Also, any former football players know if there will be film for the football team on parents weekend.
     
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    As I recall now, DS did have Columbus Day weekend, but he also had a cross country meet in Washington DC that Saturday. Uncle in the DC area met him and took him to the train station to come home after the meet.
     
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    Yes, count on there being less liberty. And if and when it is waived it'll be great. Our son was in band and only had 6 hr of liberty on the day everyone else had full liberty. I cried for days knowing we'd only have 6 hrs w/ him. Bu Band played in the city along with the The Royal Dutch Band. It was the only time KP's band had done that. But following him around Manhattan with his 2 other friends and watching everyone thank them for the service, want photos with them and having grandmas come up to him asking for his number so they could set their granddaughters up with him, made me cry, be proud, laugh and have memories we wouldn't have gotten. It was a blast watching them trying to figure out the exits and entrances to the subways. :beer1:
     
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    I told DS there's an "up" side to the uniform, and that includes some free transportation. DS had any number of times when the LIRR conductor would not punch his ticket.

    And I love the Belmont photos - the girls that just wanted to pose with the guys in uniform (both of our sons are in that shot).:yllol:
     
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    Question about Plebe liberty on PW?

    So psyched about the liberty on Columbus Day weekend...does anyone know if there are liberty boundary limitations for Parent's Weekend? Are the Plebes allowed to leave the state of NY for their PW liberty or is there a certain amount of miles that they have to stay within???? :confused:
     
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    The less time traveling and the more time EATING, SLEEPING AND DECOMPRESSING is what your ds/dd needs. Ask what he or she wants/needs and go with that. They've earned the right to make that decision. Remember it's Acceptance Weekend. (I know it's also called Parents Weekend). Our son ate almost 2 meals in one sitting and went to sleep at 9 pm. You'll see why the decision should be theirs.:smile:
     
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    I think I remember seeing DS pix from Mets game, which they well and truely loved... being AWAY, for a few innings.

    However, my biggest recollection of the first liberty was in our planning to go and do ALL SORTS of stuff when we got him at Parents Weekend.

    Once we fed our P/C as much steak as he could eat, he got quiet and comfortable in the back seat. Snoring quickly followed. Over the next hours of liberty, I think the only time we woke up again was to eat ;)

    And we loved it.
     
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    Just wondering if there is a mileage limitation because if my PC can be in the comfort of home as opposed to a hotel room...that would make for good liberty...as I know that my PC is going to want to Eat and Sleep... :biggrin:
     
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    They just have to be back at the Academy at the required time(s) for accountability checks, etc. There are no milage or state boundary limitations but they really don't want to return late from liberty - they might not like the consequences.

    Also as noted, on Parent's weekend they really just want to get away from the Academy, put on civilian clothes, eat some good food (early and often as the saying goes) and sleep in a laid out position on a bed without trying to do so faking it like htye are studying with their head in a book at their desks...:wink:
     
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    THANKS JASPERDOG!!! You answered my question perfectly! :thumb:
     
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    Lilcola99: My understanding is that the football team will have practice mid-afternoon (2:00 or 2:30 or so) on Sunday of Parents Weekend. But then they would be off on Monday. So we're just planning to stay in a hotel in the area during the weekend liberty...maybe at most take a trip into NYC if he's up for it; but expecting it's very possible he may want to do very little but eat & sleep. Even before we knew about the Sunday practice we were hesitant about making the trip home because Labor Day traffic could be brutal in getting back to KP on time on Monday.
     
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    Im going to keep my fingers crossed for an early morning practice and film review....hoping coach makes some adjustment due to the fact its parents weekend. I'm sure the team would be up for it as well because they would have liberty that much sooner.It would be so very nice for all.
     

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