We found out about our DS appointment to West Point yesterday and are still in shock and excited after all the hard work on application and then the waiting and waiting... Now I am scrambling to get my mind wrapped around all of the coming changes and the prep! As a newbie parent, I have a question- DS will graduate high school May 25th and R day is June 27th. I was wondering if any of the experienced parents or cadets out there could advise us on whether we try to have one last family vacation (possibly a cruise) before he leaves or if we need to stay home and focus on the prep for R day. I wasn't sure if mentally he would need to take a break before he goes or if he would need to stay focused. Any advice appreciated!