DATES : August 27-31, 2014
CITY : Albuquerque, NM
HOTEL: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Remember, this is the last reunion for the 376 Veterans Association. At the close of this reunion, the Association will cease to exist and control over future activities will pass to the 2nd generation.
This is the reunion schedule as of the end of March.
Wednesday, August 27: We’ll start with our Wednesday night gathering. I’m thinking of bringing Buck Goucher back to sing country and western for us. Cass told me not everyone wants to hear country and western. “Well they should”, I replied. I’ll see what Buck has on his dance card for those dates.
Thursday, August 28: Albuquerque's Route 66 highway is alive and vibrant. We’ll start with a city tour of famous Route 66 through the downtown. Just the shops and the colors make those parts of town special to see. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy lunch at a landmark restaurant called the Cooperage, famous for its decor as well as its food. For Thursday night we’ll decide whether to enjoy a meal with Flamenco dancers or a Marimba band that encourages the audience to come up and play with them.
Friday, August 29: A train ride! The Rail Runner Express from Albuquerque to Santa Fe is a different route and a different view of the countryside than the highway to Santa Fe. Once we arrive in Santa Fe we’ll get on buses for a city tour, lunch and time to shop. When we return we will have our general meeting and then give the group time to rest and the evening on their own.
Saturday, August 30: We’ll take a trip to the balloon museum where we’ll hear about what it takes to put together the rigging, inflate the balloon and the requirements of a balloon pilot. The demonstration actually inflates and deflates the balloon with the help of the audience. This might be a good place for the squadron meetings - at least for the pictures. The hotel has a dinner theater - a murder mystery/comedy. I don’t know yet if it’s as funny as the one in Wichita or whether we will get Gary Torfin on stage with Red Riding Hood but there is Saturday night entertainment for us in the hotel.
Sunday, August 31: Following the church service, we’ll leave for lunch and a speaker at the Albuquerque Veterans’ Memorial. This is a new reunion and don’t want to repeat the same events but the Veterans’ Memorial was so beautiful and appropriate for our reunion so I thought we should return.
Sunday evening will be reserved for our traditional banquet.