Plan of the Day
Are You Ready to Party?
Barring an earthquake of 5.7 or greater, catastrophic mudslides, raging
forest fires or tsunamis exceeding 10.74 feet this will be the itinerary for the
much anticipated reunion of the world's best H-3 drivers. All times are
currently 90% firm.
|Thursday, 8 February|
Arrival Cocktail Party
Fornaio (No host bar)
1333 First Street, Coronado
||Scenic: Enjoy the harbor lights/harbor.
||Romantic: Your wives will love you even more!
||Dinner: Be creative, there are great restaurants
all over Coronado including the Il Fornaio,
Bay Beach Cafe,
Marriott Hotel and
(All within easy walking distance)
|Friday, 9 February |
|Saturday, 10 February|
||Bonita Veteran's Memorial Flag
Pocklington has arranged for a special
flag raising ceremony at the Bonita
Veteran's Memorial, part of the
Sunnyside Library and
Museum complex in Bonita. All Indian Gal personnel, their families
and guests are invited to attend.
Frank Herndon, a former HS-6 Commanding
Officer, will be in attendance. The ceremony will honor the living and
remember the fallen. It will be conducted by a military chaplain and all
attendees will have the opportunity to participate in folding the flag
being retired. Additionally, the Museum will be open at
9:30 a.m. Please contact Tom at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the ceremony or
if you have recommendations for additions to this special occasion. This
will be the 6th flag dedicated at a special event in the short
history of the Veteran's Memorial and will be passed on to a Veteran's
Home, school, or military unit after 3 months of service. It is a
ceremonial or Garrison Flag (12’x18’). If you know of an organization with
a need for a dedicated flag please contact Tom.
Click here for driving
|Cocktails at the
Municipal Golf Course, 4475 Bonita Road,
Dining-In at the Chula Vista Golf Course
||Uniform of the Day: Tux, Mess Dress, Suit, Barong
Tagalog, Sport Coat, Original Flight Suit (health code and tradition
require that you wash it
before wearing to a formal occasion), original green HS-6 Flight Deck
Jersey, or original Flight Jacket with greasy HS-6 patch and Green HS-6 Flight Deck
Jersey underneath. Kind of gives new meaning to the word
||Post Dining-In Debrief and Decompression at
Vern's or you can revisit
the glory-filled days of wondrous youth in
TJ or San Diego.
Additionally, Vern will have available white/red wine, cold beer, water, coffee and Pepto-Bismol. For those
pulling chocks Sunday morning this is will be your last chance to impress
us with your favorite sea story and the time to say your good-byes.
|Sunday, 11 February|
Brunches at your discretion. Departure at your convenience. Pull
your own group of RRs
||together for one last farewell. Vern will
provide us with suggestions for restaurants in the area that serve
outstanding Sunday brunches.
Additional Information: The prices for each event will be firmed up
and published in the December/January time-frame. Keep checking back here.
During the day you can just relax (perhaps you might have had too much
medicine the night before - although that would be totally out of character for
this crowd!), visit the
San Diego Zoo, the
Balboa Park including the
Air and Space Museum, or a myriad of other great places. Vern has left some evenings
open for attendee group get-togethers, telling sea stories, relating bald face
lies as fact, BS'ing & sentimentalisms.
Accommodations: Vern has reserved 12 rooms at $109.00/ night, plus
taxes. This hotel is adjacent to Shelter Island. It is also about 5 minutes
from Lindberg Field and the Friday Reunion activities:
San Diego - Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106
Tell them you want the "HS-6 Reunion Rate"
Additional Accommodations: Navy Lodges at
North Island and
Street. These are economical alternatives. The 32nd Street site is not in
the prettiest area BUT is within 100 yards of
Tijuana Trolley station that can get you to