Finally...a phone call

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  1. ProudofourSon

    ProudofourSon Member

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    DS received the long-awaited telephone call from the Senator's office this afternoon and was offered an Appointment. Great start to the weekend!!
     
  2. NavyMom19

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    ProudofourSon...Congratulations! and welcome aboard
     
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  3. ProudofourSon

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    Thank you!
     
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  5. md403

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    Congratulations for your son. If USNA is his #1 college, which I think it is, I would recommend to make your reservations now for flights and hotels, as they will booked solid very soon at least the hotels within walking distance to Gates.
     
  6. Brawny77

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    Congrats, I know the waiting is hard for us type A's.
    Still it is pretty early, It seems the appointments are still flowing out fairly slowly but I bet the first big wave is very soon'
    Please tell your Ds congrats!
     
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    Which hotels are walking distance to gates?
     
  8. md403

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    Marriot by foot, loews by shuttle, Maryland inn, or Scotlaur bed and breakfast both by foot( scotlaur over chick and ruth's and currently 2 rooms left for I day 30 Jun 2016.)
     
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  9. Capt MJ

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    Hidden secret: Gibson's Lodgings, B&B, on Prince George St., adjacent to USNA Barry walk gate. Has its own free off-street parking, unlike most other B&Bs in DTA (downtown Annapolis).

    There are many threads on Annapolis hotels, with a variety of "reviews" from the long chain of parents. Plenty of business chain options a few miles away near Mall area; many run shuttles downtown. Call the properties directly, ask for "Naval Academy friends and family rate," to find out if they have a promo code. They want your return business for PPW, football games, visiting your mid, 2/c Parents Weekend, Comm Week, wedding receptions! There is a cluster all within 1/4 mile of each other: Hampton Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Residence Inn, Fairfield, etc.

    You can also park at Stadium and take special shuttle to and from Yard. Some stay at BWI airport hotels and do the 20-minute drive down to Stadium.

    Once you know DD/DS has accepted, contact your nearest USNA Parents Club, all of whose members have been in your pre-plebe shoes.
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/Parents-Clubs:-Naval-Academy.46877/
     
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    We stayed at Gibson's last year for a CVW - it was fantastic!!!
     
  11. Class2020Dad

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    I think you mean, great start to his life:)
     
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    I stayed at Gibson's for Summer Seminar last year and it was very nice, just outside the gate, safe and complimentary parking.
     
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  13. ProudofourSon

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    Just made our reservations at The Gibsons Inn. They are booking very fast!! If not already full. Nothing but pure excitement in this house!! Thank you for the heads up on the planning!
     
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  16. ProudofourSon

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    I will! Thank you!!
     
  17. ProudofourSon

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    Thank you! All of your info is appreciated. Please feel free to send anything else you might think of.
     
  18. Michael R.

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    Do you live in NC? My friend just received his phone call
     
  19. ProudofourSon

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    No, Illinois. In the Belleville area.
     
  20. Islandmom4

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    Airbnb is also great! Full homes, including multiple bedrooms and kitchens. Usually cheaper than a hotel room.
     
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