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PLAN OF THE DAYS

Thursday July 26


1200 Noon: Registration begins in hotel lobby and Hospitality Room stocked with coffee, cold drinks and snacks opens. This is where the reunion starts. Relax here and get reacquainted with old friends, make new friends and welcome the first time attendees. Because of liquor liability considerations, private alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the hospitality room. Please cooperate in this important matter.

5:00 PM:: Mexican Kicker welcome reception begins. A cash bar will be available for your sipping pleasure. It would be a shame to be this close to Mexico and not sample some of the "South of the Border" culture. Therefore, the reception will be with a Mexican Theme with some traditional Mexican style hors d'oeuvres for your snacking pleasure. This will be a fun evening in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Cost of the reception is included in the price of Option A only.

Friday July 27:

7:30 AM-8:30AM: Breakfast is on your own today. Eat at your leisure during this hour, keeping in mind when the tour departs. .

9:00 AM: Hospitality Room Opens with fresh coffee. Cold drinks and snacks will be provided when the tour returns.

9:00 AM: Optional San Diego City tour and harbor Cruise departs. Today is discover San Diego Day. Your tour today will feature a fully narrated city tour highlighted by a stop in Old town -where San Diego really began. Explore the many historical buildings and archives while you learn some of San Diego's "real" history. Also featured will be a trip to Coronado Island where the US Navy Seals train (it's doubtful if you'll see any of them). The island is also home to the beautiful Coronado Hotel. Point Loma, one of the most beautiful spots in California, is also on the agenda. Lunch is included in the tour price. You're sure to enjoy the narrated San Diego Harbor Cruise. As you cruise the harbor see the war ships at the Navy base and learn about the many activities that are "home ported" in San Diego. This will be a great day - one you're sure to enjoy and remember. Things maybe done in a little different sequence than described, but everything will be included. This is an optional trip. The cost is not included in either option. You must register separately, see the registration form. There is a thirty-five person minimum per bus. If less than thirty-five persons are registered on the cut off date (June 26) the tour will be cancelled, or your balance due adjusted to cover the difference.

6:00 PM: Social Hour begins. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the cash bar while you socialize with your shipmates and their ladies.

7:00 PM: It's Luau time! Set your appetites for one of the grandest buffets you've ever feasted upon. Everything will be done in a Hawaiian theme, including the guests. Every person is encouraged to dress Hawaiian style. Following dinner you'll be entertained by a troupe of Hawaiian dancers, who will expect some audience participation. So ladies, wear your favorite hula skirt, and gents, wear the ugliest flowery shirt you can find. This will be a fun filled evening where you are expected to let your hair hang down and enjoy the company of your friends. Cost of the luau is included in both Option A and Option B.


Saturday July 28:

7:30 AM-8:30 AM: Breakfast will be on your own this morning. Eat at your leisure during this hour, keeping in mind when the tour departs.

9:00 AM: Optional tour. You'll start this day with a trip to the Navy Base, where we hope to be able to go on board an active duty ship. Keep in mind the Commanding Officer of the base exercises total control of access. Following the base visit, you'll take a quick trip for some sightseeing and shopping to Mexico's famous and notorious Tijuana where "solid gold" necklaces and gen-u-ine Rolex watches are guaranteed not to turn your skin green. Lunch is included in the tour price. You'll return to the hotel around 4:00 PM. There is a thirty (30) person per bus minimum for the tour to go. You'll return to the hotel around 4:00 PM. This is an optional trip. The cost is not included in either option. You must register separately, see the registration form. There is a thirty-five person minimum per bus. If less than thirty-five persons are registered on the cut off date (June 26) the tour will be cancelled, or your balance due adjusted to cover the difference.

10:00 AM: Hospitality room opens with fresh coffee and cold drinks. Snacks will be served around 3:00 PM or when the tour returns, whichever is first.

4:30 PM: Business Meeting to decide where to go next year.

7:00 PM: Pre-banquet cocktail hour with cash bar & photo session. Relax in the company of your old and new friends. Be sure to have your photo taken for inclusion in the post-reunion book.

7:00 PM: USS ENGLAND Banquet. Enjoy your last night in a more formal setting. Coat and tie recommended for the gentlemen and corresponding dress for the ladies. If you can still wear a complete uniform, please do so! Cost of the banquet is included in all options.

Sunday July 29:

8:00 AM: Farewell breakfast buffet. Immediately after the meal, the memorial service will be held. Here you will have the opportunity to pay respects to your deceased shipmates. Following the service, gladness gives way to sadness. Handshakes and hugs are expected and tears are authorized. Join us next year.

 

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