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Best place to park/meet is near the Cinearts Theatre which is at the far South end of the center (Santana Row)- and since there are parking lots on both sides of the theater, you should park in the furthest East lot (furthest away from Winchester).  It's that lot that the car gathering is in, and you can park any car there (not in the center of the car guy's area, unless you brought your Ferrari:^). 

If you can't get to Santana Row by 11:30- we'll be at Lynbrook for our picnic/walkabout from 12-1 (roughly).

I think it's a good idea to have a set of cell phone numbers to keep in touch during that weekend.  I'm not crazy about publishing mine on this (or any) interweb.  Soooooooooo, I'll be sending my cell phone number by email to all of the registered attendees just before the event (early in the week of Aug 16).  If you want to have your cell # included in the mailing to be given out, just email it to me ( before Aug 10 and I'll include it.  If you're leaving your computer connection before that, then email me and I'll give it to you specifically.

40th Anniversary Reunion / What should I wear to the reunion?
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:34:17 PM »
I've been asked by a couple of folks about the dress code for the reunion.
Dress code?  That sounds like high school when we were there.  No shorts, no tube tops, no long hair, blah, blah, blah...
Well, there's no dress code.  Take that Stanger and Vestal.  There's a new sheriff in town.
You are free to wear whatever you want.
People that I've spoken with about this are going for casual/dressy, as in shirt/slack & cocktail dresses.  You got a Hawaiian shirt you want to show?  Bring it on.  Girls, pant suit?  Sure, or if you lack personal awareness like a lot of current young girls and want to dress like Shania- though without her figure (are your tires over-inflated?).  Give it a try.
You have an Armani suit that will show us where you live?  I can't wait to see it.
Feel free to add to this thread with what you are going to wear and let's see if there's a trend.  I'll be moving music equipment during the day/evening, so I'll be in shorts if it's hot.  Yada yada, Lynbrook establishment.

To say our goodbyes on Sunday, how about brunch at the Crow's Nest?  They open at 11:30, and have good proximity (it's on the south side of the harbor, just south of the boardwalk), parking, and ambience- nice place.  2 levels, outdoor deck.
I had eggs benedict yesterday on the Sacramento river.  Hmmm, I guess I already know what I'm going to order...


Jim O'Brien is driving out to Santa Cruz from New Mexico for the reunion.  He offers 2 seats (and luggage space) in his car to anyone who wants to ride with him.  You can be anywhere along the trip route, you don't have to start in New Mexico.  He will also even back-track to OK or north TX if needed.

He can either take a north-ish route (interstate 40/I-70) through Colorado and Utah, or take the southern (interstate 40/I-10) path through Arizona and southern Calif.

If you want to find out more about Jim's plans (or help decide them:^)- email Rob Karr at for Jim's contact information.  He's planning on leaving Aug 12.


Keeping in Touch / Well wishes for Becky Weimortz
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:36:59 PM »
Becky's husband, Ken Gilson, has informed us that Becky is suffering from encephalitis.  She is recovering now, but was gravely ill and faces a long rehabilitation.

Cards can be sent to her at their home: 910 No. Atwood Court, Visalia, CA 93291.

I know I wish them the best.  She's such a sweet heart.


I've got a couple of proposals:
Friday (Aug 15)- Papa Doo Run Run is playing for free at the boardwalk stage (shows at 6 and 8PM).  Let's use that as a starting point.  We can meet near the group picnic area, which is behind the Cocoanut Grove as it meets the beach sand.  Bring your own delicious beverage (I'm sure there are alcohol restrictions- so be mindful of the container).
Sat (day) (Aug 16): There are at least a couple of folks staying in the valley.  So for those folks (of which I'm one) I propose meeting 9:30-11:30AM at Santana Row (used to be Town and Country) which has upscale shopping, food, and ambience- and also, every Saturday morning has a gathering (near the theater, in the back-most parking lot) of gear-heads who bring their Ferraris, Porsches, Lambos, Corvettes... and just yap about cars.  We stop shopping, eating or gawking Santana Row at 11:30, stop by Amato's and pick-up a great Philly steak sandwich (or whatever-wherever you want)  and head to Lynbrook for a picnic and walkabout.  We'll leave the school around 1:00 for a leisurely drive to Santa Cruz via Hiway 9, probably executing a rest stop in Ben Lomond at Henfling's or Don Quixote's.  We should arrive in Santa Cruz just after 3PM, giving folks a chance to find their hotels and get ready for the wing-ding at 6:30.
Sunday (Aug 17)- Brunch (maybe on the pier) has been suggested as well as golf (De La Viega?). 

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