HILL COUNTRY REUNION
Oct 13, 2021
Greetings Golden Eagles members,
Since we are replacing our annual conventions with occasional regional reunions, we are launching this program by inviting all Golden Eagles members to attend the Hill Country LAC annual barbecue at Captain Ray Booth`s party barn, "Pilot`s Pub", at Pilot`s Landing on Lake Travis.
We realize that not everyone will attend this event, but we are inviting all GE members in hopes that those in the SW US area and even from out of town nation-wide will make an effort to join in the fun.
It is hoped that this will enable all of our Golden Eagles members to congregate as we have done at our past conventions, but without the historical complexity and expense to the organization.
Here are some tentative plans/suggestions/ideas for your consideration and planning:
1. WHEN: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at approximately 3:30 PM plus a few extra days as desired.
2. WHERE: Ray and Mary Booth`s place in Spicewood, TX, near Marble Falls, TX in their large party barn, Pilot`s Pub. Address is 155 Contrails Way, Spicewood, TX 78669.
A map will be provided.
3. COST: Food and drink at the BBQ on Wednesday are provided at no cost by the Golden Eagles.
4. Here is a rough description of how attendees may spend their time at the event and this can of course be modified as desired as things evolve:
Attendees arrive on Tuesday, October 12 OR Wednesday, October 13. Arrivals on Tuesday may meet for cocktails/dinner in Marble Falls or Ray Booth`s Pilot`s Pub for drinks and snacks with dinner in town - to be coordinated and announced.
Wednesday - cocktails 3:30-5:00, barbecue dinner 5:00-7:00. Out of towners may coordinate evening social gathering at local hotel or restaurant/bar if desired after barbecue dinner. To be announced.
Thursday - Individual day trips or other activities as desired or depart for home:
Fredericksburg, TX, Nimitz War of the Pacific Museum.
Luckenbach, TX, Saloon, Wayland & Willie memorabilia
State Capitol and Texas History Museum, Austin, TX.
LBJ Presidential Library, Austin, TX.
LBJ State Park, Johnson City, TX.
The River Walk and Alamo, San Antonio, TX
Other attractions as desired. Possible lake cruise on Ray`s party barge pontoon boat.
Friday - Personal desires - depart for home or more sight seeing, visiting, etc. Evening social gathering at location of choice for drinks and dinner for out of towners continuing stay in area if desired, to be announced.
Dress, of course, is casual: Western style if desired. And always, always bring your swim suit, just in case....you never know when there might be a pool party! It should be nice pool weather in October in the Hill Country and many of the hotels in the area have pools and hot tubs.
We recommend those from out of town who will need hotel accommodations to go online at one of the discount travel sites, such as Travelocity, Expedia, Hotels.com, etc., and find a good price for a hotel in Marble Falls or adjoining localities. There are a number of hotels in the area with a variety of amenities and prices. They range from the Horseshoe Bay Resort on Lake LBJ at about $195 per night to standard motels (Holiday Inn, Quality Inn, Best Western, La Quinta Inn and other local hotels and resorts in Marble Falls with prices from around $75 to $150 per night. There are other options such as private homes and condos that sleep several couples. All would likely offer some discounts for seniors and military vets and maybe an airline ID. There are many good restaurants in Marble Falls for social gatherings and meals. It is a beautiful area with lots of rich history and scenery. Once you have accessed one of the discount travel internet sites, just enter the city or town you wish to visit and the dates of the stay and the site will provide a list of available hotels and the prices.
As you can see the concept is to allow attendees maximum flexibility in determining their own schedule of activities aside from the barbecue dinner. The event should be viewed as a day or two or three stay in the Hill Country to tour the area, enjoy the sights and attractions and to visit with friends plus enjoy a great barbecue dinner and social gathering. The idea is for members to coordinate with their friends before or after arrival to plan activities they would like to share, such as social hours, meals and sightseeing trips. It is assumed that those who fly in will obtain rental cars which are available at the Austin airport, about an hour from the Booth`s and Marble Falls. Hopefully even some of the local folks will consider getting a hotel for the event to join in and make the party last longer. There is an airport right next to Ray`s place suitable for those who may choose to fly in. It is the Spicewood Airport, it`s designation is 88R and here is a link to it`s website: http:// www.spicewoodpilots.org/.
So, grab your partner and come on to Ray`s Pilot`s Pub in October for some fantastic barbecue and all the fixin`s. There will be lots of cold beverages of your choice and some good old Country & Western sounds to liven things up. And remember, Everything at the barbecue dinner is on the house!
Y`all come, ya`hear! Ray and Mary want you to enjoy the Pilot`s Pub party barn and their beautiful home, and the Hill Country is beautiful in October. Hope to see you there.
MAPS TO PILOT`S LANDING AND PILOT`S PUB SHOWN BELOW.
NOTE: CONTACT DAVE FOR GATE CODE FOR THE WINDERMERE AIRPORT GATE AND THE PILOT`S LANDING CODE.
Additional reminder notices and updates for the reunion will be sent to our members as the date of the event approaches. This notice will include a listing of those who have indicated they will attend.
CONTACT DAVE IF YOU INTEND TO COME, SO HE CAN MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH FOOD! Dave Newell, Hill Country LAC leader: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAP to 155 Contrails Way, Spicewood, TX 78669 (use +/- to zoom in and out):