Prep Parents Weekend 2016 Part One
Hello Prep Families!
It's Monday morning, Labor Day as I write this blog entry. Many of you will likely not be reading this until you return to your homes over the next few hours or days. Wherever you may be, I hope that it was a wonderful time. For those of you who may not have been able to make the trip to Colorado, I hope you were able to connect with your cadet candidate if only by phone. If you are like I was as a preppie and later a cadet parent, this day was always a bitter sweet day each year. We had looked forward to this weekend since I-Day in June and now it was almost over. I expect there will have been some tears in the goodbyes. There were for us. One thing we have learned in our military journey with our children over the past thirteen years is that for every goodbye, there is another hello to look forward to and plan for. The holidays will be here before you know it and there will be more time to "fill your cups" than the short weekend we just experienced. So as we all get back to the work of living our lives, encourage your CC to keep their eye on the task at hand, and you do the same. Oh, by the way, for you folks who are trying to plan holiday air travel, remember that FLEXIBILTY IS THE KEY TO AIRPOWER! Your prep may not yet know the time and day of their last military duty before Thanksgiving break or Winter Break. It is a little different for the preps than for the Cadets. There will be lots of options available for getting to and from airports. I encourage you to let them try and figure that part out themselves before you step in to help. It is part of their learning process. :-). Just Sayin. Ok. Enough of my sage advice. I haven't really blogged much since BMT Grad Day, so wanted you to know I am still here. I will have more info about the holidays as we get closer.
The WebGuy crew was out in force for many of the prep events on Friday and Saturday. All of our photos from the Friday events are now up in the "Parents Weekend" gallery. Here is the link. PREP PW PHOTOS 2016. I suggest you sort from "Oldest to Newest" to see them in the right order. WebHatter is busy processing all the Saturday coverage and those photos should all be up for your viewing pleasure tomorrow. I am sure she will also have a blog entry to go with them. If you were at an event over the weekend that we weren't able to get to and have some good photos you would like to share just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements for you to send them to us. That is also true throughout the year. Our prep sports teams travel to away games. If you are there and want to help us with local coverage, you all have the opportunity to be part of WebGuy.
Lastly, before I post some of my favorite photos from the Friday events, I want to say on behalf of all the WebGuy team how much we appreciate your support and affection. I get much of the praise, but everyone who works with us helps create the magic of what we get to do. It was great meeting so many of you over the past weekend. This is only the beginning, however. There is so much more to come this year, starting with WebHatter's Prep PW Part Two with the Saturday events. For those of you who think WebGuy is only BMT coverage, you have a lot to catch up on since the Academic Year began, so check back here often and also watch our WebGuy Facebook page.
Before I forget, I thought you might all like to see the BCT slideshow that was playing in the theater before the Commanders Briefing. It was fun to make, but with only 5 minutes and about 100 slides to use, it was hard to choose which of the thousands of photos to include. Enjoy!