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San Antonio Reunion 2008

The 2008 reunion begins Tuesday September 16 to Sunday the 21st. The following information is should get you into the Texas Spirit. The tours below are tentative, and not firmed up at this time. You might want to let Kathy know what tours you think you would be interest in taking. Your interest will help firm the options available.

Tour # 1, Wed. 17 Sept. 2008, The Greune Texas Adventure, 4 PM to 9:30 PM, We will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and escort you to your motor coach for a pleasant trip to historic Gruene Texas on the scenic banks of the Guadalupe River. All the town of Gruene has been placed on the National Register of historic places as a restored turn of the 20th century town. Gruene offers unique shopping with many specialties stores, antiques and wine tasting shops, For your evening meal there are six excellent restaurants. The town center has several old general stores and even a pottery works and a Christmas store. A very nice outing with time to enjoy your friends and see the sights.
After dinner we will visit "Greune Hall" the oldest dance hall in Texas. The band starts at 7 PM and we will have two hours to enjoy the music, beverages and dancing.

Cost is $35 per person with dinner on your own.

Tour # 2, Thur. 18 Sept. 2008, The Best of San Antonio Tour, 9:00 AM to 2 PM, First stop will be at the (SAS) San Antonio Shoe factory which is built like a 1910 general store full of antiques, a car collection and old time soda fountain, everyone loves this store.

Our next stop is at the Spanish Mission Concepcion. The mission was started in 1731 and holds historic art and a wonderful story of Colonial Spain.
On we go to the famous Alamo mission fort with its historic Long Barracks and Chapel. Lunch is on your own at the River Center Mall or the Menger hotel buffet. As we depart downtown we will visit the "El Mercado" also known as the Mexican Market now a center for one of a kind shops with all the South of the border bargains.

Cost per person is $30.

Tour # 3, Thursday 18 Sept. 2008, River Walk Dinner with Boat Tour. 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM, We will depart at 5:30 PM from the lobby of your hotel and go directly to the River Walk boat landings.
Relax and enjoy the lush tropical beauty of the San Antonio River and the fun of gliding past restaurants, shops, hotels, and historical sites on your tour of the River Walk!
After your tour we dock at the best Mexican restaurant in the city. Your dinner follows cocktails at the cash bar and is served where you can overlook the boats and people traveling the river.

Package includes transportation, boat tour, guides, and restaurant reservations, a great Mexican dinner with salad and ice tea, state taxes and 18% gratuity at the restaurant.

Cost per person is $45.

Friday, Tour # 4, 09:00 to 16:00 PM, USS Topeka Reunion Tour, National Museum of the War in the Pacific and the Admiral Nimitz Museum. Your tour travels through the charming Texas Hill Country to Fredericksburg, the hometown of Adm. Chester Nimitz. The high point of the tour is the National Museum of the Pacific War. Included in this State Park is the Japanese Peace Garden. The George Bush Sr. Gallery of the Pacific War which also tells the complete story of WWII. Also the Nimitz family Steamship Hotel owned by the Admiral's Grandfather and is where Chester Nimitz grew up. The museum tells the story of the Nimitz family in Fredericksburg. In addition there is an Aircraft Carrier hanger deck and PT boat museum that is first class. To top off this display of naval history is the Plaza of the Presidents which tells the stories of all our presidents who served in WWII as members of the military.
Lunch is on your own at one of the fine German restaurants located on main street within one block of the Nimitz Museum.
After lunch you are free to return to the museums or enjoy shopping the unique stores on main street.
We will board the coaches for our return trip at 2:30 PM with arrival at your hotel at 4 PM.

Cost per person is $45.