For all you '62 classmates -
Here's a chance to visit the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Larsen, Butch Bewick and Tom Hitchcock are putting together a gathering
of '62 classmates in May of 2009 in McMinnville, Oregon, which is about
25 miles southwest of Portland. The dates are Friday, 1 May to
Sunday, 3 May.
main attraction will be tours of the Evergreen Air and Space Museum,
which is the home of Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" and includes a
114-foot tall Titan missile complete with umbilical tower and an IMAX
theatre. This is the largest museum of its kind west of the
Mississippi. You can check out the Evergreen Museum at
is underway for a possible golf tournament Friday morning, possibly a
wine-tasting tour Friday afternoon and a reception on Friday
evening. There will be guided museum tours Saturday, followed by
a banquet Saturday evening with a speaker to be announced.
by, there are a couple of indian casinos, outlet stores, the Tillamook
Air Museum, antique shopping, one of the top wine producing areas in
the country outside of Napa/Sonoma, not to mention the Oregon coast,
and more, depending on your interests. There are excellent motels
nearby with great rates, currently $70/night for retired military and
$107/night for others. It is planned to keep the costs for tours,
the reception, banquet and incidental items at under $150 per person,
so this will not be a very expensive shindig. As of early August,
twenty-four classmates have already confirmed their plans to attend,
along with spouses and significant others, and thirteen more have also
replied with a “maybe."
could be a great opportunity to extend the time you are here and
explore our great part of the world, as well as spending some quality
time with classmates. Please contact Jerry Larsen at
email@example.com if you are interested, either for more information
or with a "yes" or "maybe" so we can make the appropriate bookings and