DS 2015 is sailing and going to be a Waterfront Trainer so coming home during the brief summer appears to be a no-go. Looking at the first Regimental Calendar available I see classes resume after Labor Day on Wednesday September 5th. Soooooo, who thinks that means Tuesday can be a travel day? I am looking at bringing him home Friday night and him returning Tuesday late afternoon. Now I know better than to rush to purchase tickets but I want to start shopping. Thoughts or experience requested. Could that be the Beat Coast Guard game ( can't really call it anything else) that weekend? Would that effect Third Class Liberty? What other timing issues do I need to be planning for? I do understand Liberty can be revoked at any time and for any reason but trying to educate myself as to what I can look out for. Thanks! About that roller coaster ride you all told me about, OMG perfect description! I have laughed, cried, burst from pride, met wonderful new friends, learned all about a new sport, literally wanted to throw up once, found myself on Hurricaine watch sitting here in the middle of the country, learned what a sailing harness is and why a bowman needs one. A quick look at a few internet pictures made me rush to transfrer funds for that ( even though equipment is available to use) if he wants a certain kind, fine with me! I bought "foulies" for Xmas. I had never heard of those before. I went "all battle stations" once when DS had a brief brain tumor ( must have been) and wondered if he had in fact made the right decision to attend KP. Much of the advice I recieved on that matter was from SAF glad that is over. He still doesnt realize ( or maybe he does) all the people that suddenly popped up to see how he was doing was my doing. But i wouodnt change a thing. Although ds said when discussing one of the people i asked to check in in him, " mom, don't do that again" uh yeah okay, sure, fine, no problem ( looking for little smiley guy with fingers crossed) How many more of those emotional hurricanes should I look out for? One or two more over the next three years? Well I am ready! Now don't everybody bail over here just because of the FB pages. This forum has a much broader base to draw experience from and darn it I need you all! Have a great summer. The whole weekend to three weeks of it we may get! my other incoming college sophomore has been home since May 5!