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We just arrived home from a 2300 mile round trip adventure to Great lakes for PIR 04-17-15.  If there is anyone that has just seen their son or daughter off and have a head full of questions like I did a little over 2 months ago feel free to contact me and I will tell you what I learned and how I coped with it. It all turned out great!  I don't like to give unwanted advice ,the family I gained and got to know the last couple of months made it much easier and we all learned together!


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There is no such thing as unwanted advice on Navy Dads! Share what you have learned in your journey and what worked best to make it easier for you!

Aye, Aye !!

I can't really speak for anyone else. My son wanted to go to Buffalo Wild Wings. There is one not 10 minutes from base. We arrived there about 5 pm and had no issues being seated. There were several other sailors there that had just graduated also. Can't go wrong with hot wings. :)

There is one right across from the Marriott near Sarge's place....we hit it twice....LOL!

That's what I'm talking about !!

What is the allowable radius? We are going in two weeks and planned on booking a hotel at the Westin in Wheeling, IL around 12 miles from
Rich Huelbig said:

We will be up there this weekend. I am sure local restaurants are packed on Friday nights...  did you or anyone else travel outside the local surroundings for a place?  I am not referring to exceeding the allowable radius for the graduates.  Were reservations required...  recommendations?



50 miles Roxanne. Here is a link that will answer your questions....

Thank you,

So glad I found your website! Last time I went to a bootcamp graduation was over 30 years ago! I forgot about restrictions/ Liberty rules.

If you're looking for something a bit more upscale to take your graduate to, I took my son to Froggy's French Cafe in Highwood last year (10 miles south of RTC); not only was the food superb, but the owner went above and beyond to honor him.

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