Basically I want to go to USNA alone and say my goodbyes at the airport. My parents don't seem to understand that and want to come with me when I have told them countless times that I do not want them to. Therefore they have elected to drive up so I can be on the plane alone but that makes it worse. I simply want to go through that phase by myself because this has been a goal of mine for years and it will be extremely meaningful for me to make the trip alone. Am I the only USNA appointee that does not want his/her parents to come on I-Day, there's parent's weekend for a reason. Any advice to fully convince them not to come, because I have tried almost everything I can think of without being rude. Thanks.