I’m in a motel near West Point this morning, getting ready to head home after a too short day-and-a-half with our second son, a cadet at the United States Military Academy.
Saturday was Acceptance Day (commonly known as A Day) at the the Point. Approximately 1,000 cadets finished six weeks of Cadet Basic Training (commonly known as Beast) and officially joined the Long Gray Line in a formal ceremony on The Plain, a huge parade ground on post.
We then enjoyed a day-and-a-half with our son, before saying our goodbyes Sunday evening.
I normally post Monday, Wednesday and Friday. So I was planning to post this morning.
But another one of our kids, who lives on the East Coast, skidded in last night to see her brother before he returned to post. As a result, we get to spend a few hours today with her before we scatter again.
So I’m spending this morning hanging out with my daughter instead of with you. I’ll hope to see you again on Wednesday. But for now, back to the coffee and conversation. . . .