I have tried to post this three times ---once more---i am proud of USNA for winning tonight but----. An overnight was granted -the first since June 29th. now for parents that happen to be at the game and can afford the trip /tickets./ and the inflated room prices good for you . For those of us who come up on extended weekends when we can get off work guess we dont matter. No offence but please- does it not make more sense to grant a precious over night on a holiday weekend ? Kids who live outside the Baltimore area are just out of luck. DS is making great grades-great friend and would fight to the death for the academy. But-there is still the homesickness thing. That is the only thing making him still question his appointment. They need to be home while school is in session to see they are forgotten and its time to move on you can't go back. Holidays wont do this sure they will see family sleep in a real bed and hug Grandma but---it isnt the same. I still ask if these are the type of kids who can get in arent they the type to handle being away for awhile? To sleep in a real bed is a much desired luxury -there are no rooms left I called to try to get one for DS and some of his fellow mids who just need to get away and have no family up this weekend. Am I the only one feeling this way and questioning all this. They get it -they know the reasons why it is the way it is -but they are also young possibly teenagers and know they have four years of this. It is really hard to think a bed is a luxury and tv is for people in the real world. If they are expected to fight for the rights of others shouldn't they have the same rights as others? Ok anyone BUT MONGO- i know you hate me and think i'm stupid already.