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Catching Up Over Parents Weekend

(Just for Fun, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Katie Schumacher September 27, 2009

This weekend, Parent’s Weekend, is probably my favorite weekend at the Academy. Starting early Friday morning, September 25th, parents came to watch us drill, to attend classes, and to eventually take their cadet away for the weekend. My parents and sister started driving at 0300 on Thursday morning and pulled into their hotel around 2300 that night, an easy twenty hour car ride. They were there for part of drill practice and then followed me around for the morning to my classes, left for my afternoon classes (the teachers scheduled tests for this day of all days), and came back to watch cross country practice. We went to Chili’s for dinner and talked, talked on the way to our hotel, and my sister and I went on a late night walk and talk under the stars. I slept in a queen bed for over eight hours Friday night, and then about ten hours Saturday night.

It is always interesting to bring two separate worlds together, in this case, my home world and my Academy world. I took my family to Eagle on Saturday afternoon; showing them a place I had spent six weeks of my summer on was almost surreal. I am so busy with cadet life that I do not call or correspond with my family as much as I would like, but the weekend gave me a chance to catch up with my family, which is exactly what I needed to do.

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