"The Second of the Last Hurrahs!"
REUNION SCHEDULE (subject to change):
NOTE: All Reunion events at the DoubleTree will be in the same room: Summits I & II
Wednesday, July 31
Thursday, August 1
9:30am - Bus pick up for Ride the Ducks Seattle tour (pre-registration required) (meet in hotel lobby)
Lunch on own
6:00pm - Cash bar (Hotel, Summits I & II)
Friday, August 2
Saturday, August 3
11:30am - 4:00pm - Hospitality room open
Sunday, August 4 - Departures
Please use the EVENT FORM to sign up for the Reunion, Reunion Events, and Optional Tours. Note that pre-registration is required for the reunion and all tours (Ride the Ducks of Seattle and Museum of Flight) and scheduled group meals (Thursday welcome dinner, Friday luncheon, Saturday banquet).
Unless prior arrangements are made with Barb Gotham, all reunion event payments must be received by Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Checks, money orders, or cash only - no credit cards accepted.
Questions? Contact Barb Gotham at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOTEL / RESERVATION INFORMATION
PLEASE CONTACT THE HOTEL YOURSELF TO MAKE LODGING RESERVATIONS -
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS BY PHONE:
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE:
DOUBLETREE GUEST SUITES OVERVIEW:
LOCATION - FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE - FREE PARKING:
FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE INSTRUCTIONS:
INDIVIDUAL FOOD AND DINING:
POOL AND HEALTH CLUB:
SENSIBLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Reservations due before July 17, 2013. Reservations after this date will be provided on a space available basis.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington, United States.
In 2012, the airport served over 33.2 million passengers. The top-five carriers at the airport in number of passengers carried between December 2011-November 2012 were Alaska Airlines (39.07%), Horizon Air (12.88%), Delta Air Lines (10.26%), United Airlines (9.94%) and Southwest Airlines (9.74%).
Sea-Tac is at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. It is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Interstate 5. It serves Seattle, Washington and Tacoma, Washington as well as western Washington state. The airport is a hub for Alaska Airlines, whose headquarters is located near the airport, and its regional subsidiary Horizon Air. The airport has service to several destinations throughout North America, Europe and East Asia.
The airport has a Central Terminal building with four concourses (A–D) and two Satellite Terminals (North and South). The satellite terminals are connected to the central terminal by an underground people mover system. There are three main checkpoints at Sea-Tac and a fourth that is opened as needed during peak periods.
Important note if you take a cab or other shuttle service to the hotel:
LINK LIGHT RAIL:
Central Link light rail travels between Westlake Station in downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport, making 11 stops along the way. Link trains run every 7.5, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Service is available from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Sunday and holidays. Adult fares range from $2.00 to $2.75 depending on how far you travel.
Please consider taking the Amtrak to Seattle: http://www.amtrak.com/home
Tour Seattle by land and water on a WWII amphibious landing craft!
Travelers and local Seattle-ites of all ages love to Ride the Ducks! Our hilarious, Coast Guard-certified maritime captains will take you on an adventure tour of Seattle while they narrate historical information and local folklore, dance to funky music and QUACK you up with jokes and comedy! Then, SPLASH into the water to cruise on Lake Union and enjoy a breath-taking view of the Seattle skyline! Our amphibious World War II vehicles will show you Seattle on wheels while you explore the waterfront, downtown Seattle shopping district, Pike Place Market and historic Pioneer Square. Then, SPLASH into Lake Union for a party on wheels that floats!
IS RIDE THE DUCKS HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?:
All Ride the Ducks passengers must be able to board and de-board the vehicle using the stairs at the back of the vehicle. There are eight steps and a handrail on each side. Ride the Ducks can store a walker or wheelchair in our ticket booth at 5th Avenue and Broad Street for the duration of your tour. We recommend guests with wheelchairs or walkers come to our 5th Avenue and Broad Street location as we cannot secure these items at our Westlake Center location.
Ride the Ducks of Seattle is not responsible for items left in our ticket booth for the duration of the tour.
WILL I GET WET?:
Nope! The tours depart rain or shine and you will not get wet. There is a roof to cover the vehicle and there are windows that can be rolled down for inclement weather.
CAN SMALL CHILDREN RIDE THE DUCKS?:
Yes! Of course! Ride the Ducks is great fun for children of all ages as well as the young at heart! Due to space constraints, strollers cannot be taken onboard, but we'd be happy to store it for the duration of your tour at our location at 5th Avenue and Broad Street. We recommend families and guests with strollers come to our 5th Avenue and Broad Street location as we cannot secure these items at our Westlake Center location.
Because the inside of the Duck is similar to the inside of a school bus and there are no seatbelts, car seats are also not required. We recommend parents hold small children in their lap. Remember, everyone needs a ticket to board, so don't forget to get tickets for children under two years of age!
WHAT IF IT'S RAINING?:
Ride the Ducks departs rain or shine throughout the year! Don't worry - if it's raining, you won't get wet! The Ducks are covered and there are windows that we can roll down in case of a Seattle downpour or cold weather!
The Museum of Flight is one of the largest space museums in the world. It showcases its collection of more than 150 historic air and spacecraft and related artifacts in unique, inspiring, and interactive exhibits. There is something for everyone to experience in these dynamic displays presenting events that have carried us from Kitty Hawk to the Moon.
Journey through history aboard the original jet Air Force One and the supersonic Concorde. Try on the cockpit of the Mach 3 Blackbird spyplane. Explore the Red Barn–the workshop where Bill Boeing built his first airplane. Take a wild aerobatic flight in the X-Pilot motion simulator. Discover stories of unimaginable bravery in the brand new Personal Courage Wing, featuring 28 WWI and WWII fighters.
World War II Fighters
Follow the consequences of World War II through history’s greatest conflict. Ten fighter aircraft representing all the major combatants serve as guideposts for your exploration of interactive exhibits on the men and women who designed built and flew these planes in every theater of the war.
The Museum of Flight Tower at Boeing Field
The Museum of Flight reopened its newly renovated and updated Tower exhibit about flight and air traffic control on May 9, 2009. Created by the Museum’s Exhibits staff, the interactive exhibits engage visitors in how air traffic controllers keep air travelers safe in the busy skies and airports of United States. Visitors can learn how pilots communicate and work with people on the ground to navigate through traffic at airports and stay safely separated from other airplanes. Visitors are able to view the King County International Airport (KCIA) airfield from the best vantage point in the Museum. They can also hear the KCIA air traffic controllers and pilots as they approach and land at the airport.
In addition to exhibits about air traffic control, there are four exhibits about flight on the bridge leading to the Tower. These exhibits highlight current ideas about the evolution and biomechanics of animal flight, basic concepts of physics applied to flight, the history of human flight and our planet’s weather and how it affects flight.
Experience flight without leaving the ground in the Museum's flight simulators! Try your hand at WWII dogfights, hang gliders, or even landing on the Moon!
Kid's Flight Zone
Let your kid be the pilot! Enter the Museum's fantastic children's exhibit through a large mural depicting aerial imagery from the local area. Young intrepid flyers can strap into flight harnesses to test their piloting skills in one of two hang gliding simulators.
Space: Exploring the New Frontier
Imagine yourself at the beginning of the 20th century with visionaries like rocket pioneer Robert Goddard. Watch the launch of Russia’s Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, and see how it captured the attention of the entire planet. Bring the Space Shuttle in for a safe landing at the Kennedy Space Center. Land the lunar module on the Moon and join Apollo astronauts in an exploration of the moon’s surface. Share the experiences of astronauts from the Pacific Northwest and climb inside a full size replica of the International Space Station’s Destiny Research Laboratory. Discover how Mission Control works to keep astronauts safe, see the only Mars Viking lander left on Earth and so much more!
Editorial Note: Since this is basically a Boeing museum, don't expect to see any B-24s (Consolidated built the B-24s) - there are references to them, and a model, but not much else! Nevertheless, the museum is worth visiting, the airpark has planes you can walk through, and the building dedicated to space flight is very interesting.
THINGS TO DO IN SEATTLE: http://www.visitseattle.org/
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Last updated: 30-May-2013