Our host, Jerry Hensel, has selected the Embassy Suites in Burlingame, CA for our hotel which is only a 10-15 minute ride from the SF Airport. Jerry has arranged a discount group rate of $229 per night.
You can see the hotel website and its features here.
A brochure highlighting their custom-cooked breakfast is here.
The schedule for the shuttle between the hotel and San Francisco airport is here.
There is a block of 20 rooms reserved for us at our group rate until August 23, 2016 [NOTE NEW DEADLINE]. After that deadline, the rooms will be given to the public. The reunion dates for which the discount applies are Sept. 13-16. In addition, you may reserve up to five days before and/or after the reunion at the same discount rate.
Our unique "group code" is AFA. You can reserve either by phone or online.
By phone, call 800-EMBASSY (800-362-2779) and request reservation by group code AFA.
Online, go to www.sfoburlingame.embassysuites.com and put in your dates. Then, be sure to click on the small blue link at the bottom left that says "Add Special Rate Code". A list of discount opportunities will appear and in the "Group Code" box, type in AFA. Then click "Check rooms and rates" to see our discount rate and to make the actual reservation.
Then on to lunch in the City of Napa at the Gott Roadside restaurant. We'll continue to the Castle of Love, which in Italian is Castello di Amorosa. [$60.00 per person] There we'll have a walking tour of the Castle, to see its four stories underground and four stories above. It has a real torture chamber shipped in from Italy with all the stones of the castle. Then a wine and cheese tasting at the Castle. Non-alcoholic grape juice will also be available. [Tour and tasting is $60.00 per person]
Our return to the hotel will be via the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. The evening meal will be either at the hotel's Tap & Tavern or a 1200 foot walk to Kinkaid's restaurant.
Lunch and shopping will be on your own as you stroll the San Francisco wharf area. Then we will gather at 5:15 PM at Pier 43 1/2 for a Red and White Fleet "California Sunset Cruise" around the SF Bay past Alcatraz, Tiburon, Angel Island, Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge. A hearty appetizer buffet will be included with music and beverage. [Discount rate for the cruise is $58.00 per person.]
We'll return to the hotel for the evening meal at Tap & Tavern or a walk to Kinkaid's.
After the briefing and tour, we'll lunch at the cafeteria. It's right next to the NASA gift shop. Then we'll board the bus for a short ride to the Computer HIstory Museum for a docent-led tour at 2:00 PM. [$16.00 per person.]
We'll return to the hotel. The day will conclude with our 6:00 PM Farewell Dinner, which will be at Kinkaid's restaurant. [Dinner is $70.00 per person.]
Jerry has arranged for a dedicated bus for our three days. The cost will run about $125 per person, depending on how many attendees there are. The cost includes bridge tolls, overtime, and parking fees. Jackie and Jerry have enjoyed several tours with Rosie's bus company before.
Finally, for planning purposes, click on the graphic below for the current weather forcast for San Francisco.
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Please remember to send the requested $30.00 (per household) reunion dues, payable to "Gerald W. Hensel" to:
38163 Parkmont Drive
Fremont CA 94536-5240