PARK FAMILY REUNION
Northern California, August 13 - 18
AUGUST 13, 2006
Welcome to California BBQ
Climate: Usually hot. Expect temperatures high 80s to low 100s
Location: 4928 Mesa Ridge Drive, Antioch
Directions: Highway 4 east to the Lone Tree Exit. Turn right on Lone Tree. Drive about 2 miles to Golf Course Road. Turn right onto Golf Course road. Turn left onto Mesa Ridge Drive. The house is on the left 4928
Time: 4:00 pm
Family Reunion DVD:
A DVD will be produced of Reunion week events. Melissa’s Nephew will be compiling the raw footage into a nice presentation with music. The DVD will include interviews with families and photos of the functions during the week. Family filming will start today and run throughout the week. Robin, Mischa and James will do the taping. We will need photos from the week’s activities to include into the finished DVD. All photos will need to be jpeg format.
Notes to Discuss:
Head count for Wine Tasting (Monday)
Head count for the San Francisco Dinner at Lori’s Diner and/or Bike rentals (Tuesday)
Overview of week’s events
August 14, 2006
Climate: Usually warm. Expect temperatures from high 70s to mid 80s
Locations: Donavon will be taking people to the wineries in the Napa Valley. Several of the wineries are charging for tasting. The cost is usually about $5.00 or less. There are some great tours of the wine making facilities at several locations. The tours are suitable for all ages. The group will meet at Donavon’s house at 9:00 am. Donavon’s House is located at 733 Rose Street, in Benicia. The caravan of cars will leave Donavon’s house and proceed through the city of Napa. Donavon will give everyone the details at his house.
Directions: Take the 680 north across the Benicia Bridge stay to the left take the 780 freeway west. You will exit on east Second Street. Turn right off the freeway and drive about a mile and a half to Rose Drive. Turn left onto Rose to 733.
Time: Meet at Donavon’s house at 9:00 am.
August 15, 2006
Tour of San Francisco
There are several places to see and experience in the City. The main event will be a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. The bikes can be rented for $7.00 dollars an hour or $28.00 dollars for the whole day. Those interested in the ride will meet at the bike rental shop. The ride will take you across the Bridge and into Sausalito. We will return to San Francisco by Ferry. The ferry cost from $4 to $7 one way. The ferry will take us to the Ferry building at the Embarcadero in San Francisco. We will then ride along the water front to where we rented the bikes. The entire ride is about 10 miles. We will then meet for dinner at Lori’s Diner
Climate: Samuel Clemens once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. When the fog is in expect temperatures in the 50s. As the fog clears expect temperatures in the high 60s to low 80s. Dress in layers.
Bike Rental: 2715 Hyde Street, San Francisco (415) 202-8888
Lori’s Diner 900 North Point Street, San Francisco (415) 409-1950
Bike rental: The shop is located by Ghiradelli Square. From the fisherman’s wharf area take Jefferson street west to Hyde street, Turn left onto Hyde street the shop is located two blocks between Beach street and North Point streets.
Lori’s diner: This diner is located in Ghiradelli Square over looking the Bay. From Fishermen’s wharf walk west on Jefferson street to Hyde Street. Turn left onto Hyde street, and Right on Beach Street. You will see the large sign for Ghiradelli Square sign over the building. The diner is located on the northeast corner of the building on an upper floor. You can see the diner from the corner of Beach and Larkin Street.
Bike riders meet at the rental shop at 11:00 am.
Dinner at Lori’s diner meet at 6:00 pm
August 16, 2006
Open Day - TOURISM IDEAS BELOW
Some family members are meeting in Berkeley to tour a local Chocolate Factory and other nearby attractions. If you’re interested in joining up, please contact Mischa for scheduling and directions.
TIMES ARE FROM ANTIOCH ONE WAY WITHOUT TRAFFIC
Fort Point National
FOR OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST SEE SAN FRANCISCO AREA GUIDE WEB SITE
August 17, 2006
Angel Island Picnic
The ferry schedule has changed over the years. At the present time you can catch the ferry in San Francisco or Tiburon. Both ferries start service at 10:00 am and the last ferry leaves the island at 3:30 pm. The park is open until sunset. If you would like to stay on the island after your last ferry we can take you back to Tiburon on our boat. You must take the Tiburon Ferry if you want to stay on the island past 3:30 pm. Our boat will leave for Tiburon at 5:30 pm.
We plan to have the picnic in the lower meadow close to the waters edge. As you depart the ferry, walk along the cove toward the large grassy area past the snack shop. Look for the shade covers that we will set up. The Island has hiking and several points of interest. There is a tram for those that do not want to walk. The Island also has guided tours to many of the historical points of interest. For the serious hikers you can climb to the top of mount Livermore. On a clear day you can see four bridges from the summit. The climb will take you to an elevation of about 700 feet. Lunch will be ready at 1:00 pm.
Climate: Dress in layers. The temperatures will range from the 50s to high 80s.
Location: Meet at the ferry dock in Tiburon. The ferry is $10.25 for round trip transportation to the island. This price includes the park admission fee. The ferry tickets are purchased on board. They take Cash or checks only, no credit cards are accepted.
Directions: Take Highway 4 west to Highway 80. Go south on Highway 80 toward San Francisco. Exit on Central Boulevard turn right. Turn right onto Highway 580. Take 580 across the Richmond Bridge. There is a $3.00 toll to get across the bridge. Follow the signs to highway 101 south. Exit onto Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131). Take this road east. This will take you into the City of Tiburon. The road will come to a turn around in the middle of town. There is parking in this area. The ferry is across the street.
Time: The Ferry departs at 10:00 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
Lunch will be served in the picnic area on the island at 1:00 pm. The exact location will not be determined until the day of the event. Look for the shade tents in the grass lawn west of the ferry drop off area.
(REMEMBER IF YOU WANT TO STAY LATER THAN 3:30 PM TAKE THE TIBURON FERRY)
August 18, 2006
Luau Pool Party
We have the use of Bradley Downey’s pool. This is Melissa’s Nephew. Bring your water toys grass skirts, and sun screen.
Climate: Expect temperatures in the high 80s to low 100s.
Location: 2708 Stanley, in Antioch
Directions: Take Highway 4 east to Lone Tree exit. Turn right onto Lone Tree. Drive up to Deer valley Road. Turn right onto Deer Valley Road. Turn right onto Mammoth Way. Turn left onto the Stanley Court.
Time: 2:00 pm, Hawaiian dinner to be served at 5pm
TIMES ARE FROM
Fort Point National Historic
Berkeley area ideas
The Scharffen Berger chocolate factory tour in Berkeley near
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST SEE