I am becoming pretty overwhelmed thinking about the plans that I need to make for I-Day and Parents Weekend - so I have some questions for the parents who have already been through this experience. Thanks in advance for your help! First of all, what exactly is the schedule for the summer? I know that I-Day is July 1st and that Parents Weekend is in the middle of August. Will my son be returning home during the few weeks between the end of Plebe summer and the beginning of the school year or do the Plebes stay at the Academy during those two weeks? I guess my question is - Will my son be returning home after Plebe summer ends or is he there to stay once he arrives for I-Day in July? What exactly is the schedule for their time at home before the school year begins? Secondly, what were your travel plans? Did you drive or fly to Annapolis? How long did you stay? More importantly, where did you stay? We will be traveling from Illinois. The most important question is - did you attend both I-Day and Parents Weekend? If your son came home between the end of Plebe summer and the start of the school year, did you return to the Academy with him at the end of August? How many trips did you make and what was the duration of each one? Did both parents attend each weekend? I have 7 children and my dilemma is whether or not they will make any trip to Annapolis during the summer and if not, what my plans for each one will be. The month of August is crazy around here with prepping 2 kids (not including my son who will be attending the Academy) for college, 2 kids in high school who will be involved in sports and 2 younger school children - and they all start school in August. I sincerely want to be there for my son during I-Day and Parents Weekend and I am trying to make it work... I was just wondering what other parents have done when they went through this experience. Thanks again for your help - Please send me a private message if it is easier for you.