DEALING WITH WEATHER:
Thanks to Dennis Younklin for this info:
During the summer months it can get brutally hot and very muggy.
For example, 98 degrees and 100% humity! Heat index is very important
on Parris Island. Its on the coast and people from the north should take
caution and check weather very closely when traveling to Parris Island.
For weather information in the Beaufort area visit http://www.beaufortusa.com/weather1.htm
If for ANY reason, anyone is going out that has a difficulty with a LOT
of walking, I recommend taking a wheel chair with you. I know you don’t
want to go around in a wheel chair, and I can appreciate that. If for
any reason you can't handle all the walking, one of two things are going
1. We all sit together and no one see anything, or
2. You stay behind while we go see everything.
Now, which one of those things do you think that new Marine wants? NONE
OF THE ABOVE. He wants everyone to see everything. Believe me, if anyone
needs a wheel chair, that new Marine will take care of pushing it because
he has been taught two things - BE IN CHARGE - TAKE COMMAND. How is one
way he can make sure everyone gets to see everything?? If HE takes over
and pushes that chair, and he WILL do it.
Keep one thing in mind…this is NOT double time. We can sit and
rest when we need to but there is still a lot of ground to cover. If there
is the slightest question, TAKE ONE! After you get there and decide you
really didn’t need it, so what? It had a round trip ride to Parris
Island. You just check it through on the airline like a piece of luggage.
Be SAFE, not SORRY.
The Douglas Visitor's Center may have a limited number of wheelchairs available if you need one. You can also make arrangements with this company if need be:
201A Sam’s Point Road
Lady’s Island, SC 29907
SCOOTER RENTAL - Marine Corps Friends and Family
Graduation Special includes drop off, pickup and with training If staying within 10 miles of office.
Pickup and Dropoff from Office can be arranged.
Package A - Friday and Saturday $135.00
Package B - Wednesday thru Saturday $169.00
Add an additional day for $20.00