CVW September 15-17

mom25

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Hi. My daughter will be attending the CVW September 15-17. She will be flying into BWI and we won't be going with her. Anyone here also going that weekend? We are looking at a shuttle service called "Annapolis Airport Shuttle". Is anyone familiar with that company? Thanks!
 

Teragram

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Hi. My daughter will be attending the CVW September 15-17. She will be flying into BWI and we won't be going with her. Anyone here also going that weekend? We are looking at a shuttle service called "Annapolis Airport Shuttle". Is anyone familiar with that company? Thanks!
My daughter attended CVW last weekend without me. We used Super Shuttle and they were fantastic. No problem getting her from airport and was waiting for her Saturday morning to take her back. Everything was scheduled online and they sent her emails about checking in once landed and where to find shuttle.
 

Milly

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We've used the Super Shuttle too. You will see that that they have several options - the lowest price is for a (potentially) shared ride with people going to different locations. This is fine unless your timing is tight. They seem to be careful about permitting extra time with their scheduling from Navy back to BWI.
 

AF6872

10-Year Member
Super Shuttle has been great any time I have used them at a number of airports. I have one at UCONN now but Go Navy this weekend.
 
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mom25

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Thank you for your advice. It seems that Super Shuttle is the way to go. Another question, My daughter wants to bring a little thank-you gift for the mid who hosts her. Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

Teragram

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My daughter brought homemade brownies and they were a hit not only with her mid but many others (made sure we sent plenty to share). DD said they loved it because they can get candy and snacks there but homemade is something they don't get often.
 

mmb5

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Son flew in alone last week for CVW. With the Super Shuttle app, we could see online exactly where the reserved shuttle was and what the driver's phone number was. I paid for the nonstop service - $70 plus tip - to get him from BWI to USNA in plenty of time for the 5:15 start, and he was told on arrival that the briefing would not start until six, and to socialize. On the way back, I paid $35 or so for the multistop shuttle -- and he was the only one in the van.
 
Are shorts really acceptable? He is thinking long khakis and collared shirts.

He doesn't want to be overdressed or under dressed. He feels "out there" already due to his inability to participate in PT. Shoulder immobilizer sling should be off Tuesday. :)!!!!! Woo hoooooo! It's been a long 6 weeks. His dream is to be back on the football field in 2 weeks. It's great to have goals! :)

Thanks!
 

Teragram

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Are shorts really acceptable? He is thinking long khakis and collared shirts.

He doesn't want to be overdressed or under dressed. He feels "out there" already due to his inability to participate in PT. Shoulder immobilizer sling should be off Tuesday. :)!!!!! Woo hoooooo! It's been a long 6 weeks. His dream is to be back on the football field in 2 weeks. It's great to have goals! :)

Thanks!
DD wore khaki shorts/nice jeans and polo shirts. She said they didn't do PT so he most likely won't have to worry there.
 

NavyHoops

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Khakis and a polo are fine. I would wear shorts. He doesn't need to sweat the PT part. Only some do any PT and they understand if you are hurt. Plus it's not a requirement anyways. Bring some khaki shorts just in case or to travel back in. Keep an eye on weather... I think the heat wave is slowly passing and should be beautiful this coming week!
 
Thanks for the responses. Glad to hear the PT is not a big issue. He is self conscious as he is normally very fit.

Any must eat at places? Both my husband and I are going. Husband is retired from the Navy and is looking forward to the visit as much as our son. We are staying on base at the Navy Lodge.
 

mom25

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I grew up in Annapolis but haven't been back in a while. I would definitely suggest having crabs at a place like Cantler's where you can sit on the deck and spend spend an afternoon cracking crabs, sipping beer and watching the boats. With great sadness I heard that Riordan's closed, IMHO they had the best crab dip in town, actually in the world. It would be worth your while to pub hop a bit downtown and try the crab dip and other yummy things at various places. Annapolis is a wonderful place!
 

Capt MJ

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Thanks for the responses. Glad to hear the PT is not a big issue. He is self conscious as he is normally very fit.

Any must eat at places? Both my husband and I are going. Husband is retired from the Navy and is looking forward to the visit as much as our son. We are staying on base at the Navy Lodge.
Everything you need to know is right here, chow-wise:
http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/Annapolis-Restaurants-Where-To-Eat-2016--I-Day-CVW-Visit-Graduation-PPW.47991/
 

mom25

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I have a few more questions (please bear with me)!

My daughter is planning on packing a sleeping bag, a sheet (in case it's too hot for a sleeping bag), a pillow and a towel. Linen-wise, is that adequate? Will she need a robe? She doesn't own any polos so was planning on packing a couple of nice tops and her only pair of not torn-up jeans ;) Also, she only has athletic shorts or shorts that are too short for this occasion (she's tall so it's hard for her not to show a lot of leg). She will bring clothes to work out, a sweatshirt, and probably sleep in her Nike shorts and a tee. She would typically wear sandals here with jeans and a nice top (we are in hot, hot Houston) but she will bring converse to wear unless anyone thinks she should be dressier and wear flats. Normally to dress-up she would wear a skirt so she doesn't have any dress or dress-casual pants. Her swimsuit situation isn't great either. She definitely cannot wear her water polo suit, if you've ever seen one you understand :0 and her only other one-piece suits aren't great for serious swimming. Was there much or any time spent swimming?

I'm sorry to ask so many questions!! Thank you!
 

Teragram

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I have a few more questions (please bear with me)!

My daughter is planning on packing a sleeping bag, a sheet (in case it's too hot for a sleeping bag), a pillow and a towel. Linen-wise, is that adequate? Will she need a robe? She doesn't own any polos so was planning on packing a couple of nice tops and her only pair of not torn-up jeans ;) Also, she only has athletic shorts or shorts that are too short for this occasion (she's tall so it's hard for her not to show a lot of leg). She will bring clothes to work out, a sweatshirt, and probably sleep in her Nike shorts and a tee. She would typically wear sandals here with jeans and a nice top (we are in hot, hot Houston) but she will bring converse to wear unless anyone thinks she should be dressier and wear flats. Normally to dress-up she would wear a skirt so she doesn't have any dress or dress-casual pants. Her swimsuit situation isn't great either. She definitely cannot wear her water polo suit, if you've ever seen one you understand :0 and her only other one-piece suits aren't great for serious swimming. Was there much or any time spent swimming?

I'm sorry to ask so many questions!! Thank you!
My daughter did not spend any time in pool but if she stays with mid who play water polo or is swimmer they may attend practice (my daughter's mid was not an athlete so she went on her own to cheer practice). If she has khaki skirt and collared shirt for when attending class that is good and otherwise my daughter wore jeans with nice top or Nike shorts...no robe was brought. Those linens are sufficient :). She said it was pretty relaxed so neat and conservative worked.
 

ahs67

5-Year Member
The mids don't have robes either and they sleep in tee shirts and shorts. Probably a good rule of thumb when visiting is to keep it simple and neat. You really don't want to stand out any more than a civilian should...if that makes sense.
 

Capt MJ

10-Year Member
Thanks for the responses. Glad to hear the PT is not a big issue. He is self conscious as he is normally very fit.

Any must eat at places? Both my husband and I are going. Husband is retired from the Navy and is looking forward to the visit as much as our son. We are staying on base at the Navy Lodge.
Show military ID at USNA Visitor Center for 10% off items in the shop there. Lots of regular Navy stuff, not all USNA. I don't think you can shop in Mid Store in Bancroft Hall on a CVW, but I don't know for sure. Only mids, staff, faculty, grads/grad spouses, a few others - a little different than an NEX/BX.

Enjoy the Museum.

There is also a very nice NEX and Commissary across the Severn River at NSA Annapolis, which faces USNA across the water. Gas station too.

The above is at 693 Kinkaid Rd. Adjacent to Navy Lodge on NSA base. USNA complex is across the Severn River, via the Naval Academy Bridge, on "the Yard."

With husband's ID, you can drive on and park on the Yard in any space not specifically marked otherwise by signage. There is construction going on, so finding a parking place during the work week can be a challenging time sink. Allow plenty of time.
 
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