July 31 – August 3, 2003
A Seattle area regional is in the works. The date is set (see above). Below appears the tentative schedule:
Thurs ~ July 31st
Fly in day...... for those coming in from out of town.
Rooms reserved at the Double Tree ~ Sea Tac hotel for $69 a night.
6pm: Meet in hotel lounge to get reacquainted. Carpool to dinner at Salty's.
Dinner reservations are for 8pm. One of the world’s great view restaurants. Picture-perfect view of Seattle’s skyline. It’s absolutely stunning!!! (Being a perfect-view-waterside restaurant menu items are a little pricey. Prices start at $20 and up). You’ve been warned!
Fri ~ August 1st
10am: Meet in the hotel lobby for carpooling to Pike’s Market.
World famous Pike's Place Market and visit the original Starbucks
Lunch in the vicinity…. perhaps at Athenian Inn in the main arcade of the market and where Tom Hanks sat & ate while filming Sleepless in Seattle. Great clam chowder and overlooks Pudget Sound!
EMP (Experience Music Project) interactive music museum/Space Needle
5pm: Seattle's Underground Tour ~ Very interesting and rather hilarious tour. CORRUPTION! SEWERS! SCANDALS!……real frontier town history…the invention of the modern toilet plays big in Seattle’s history. Tour actually goes below the street level! Price: $7 to $10 per person based on our all over number.
6:15pm: Dinner at Trattoria Mitchelli ….an Italian restaurant just across the street from our Underground Tour. Menu prices range from $8 to $15.
Sat ~ August 2nd
9:00am Kayaking Lesson around Gig Harbor for 2 to 2 ½ hours ($22 per person)
12:00pm Waterside Luncheon at Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor
(our main get-together)
A 28 year dining mainstay in the Pudget Sound area. Known for their world famous clam chowder and hamburgers! (…and comes recommended by local Berlin Brats! What more do we need to know?!) Price range: $8 - $12 for lunch.
Dinner/Comedy club later that evening????
Sunday ~ August 3rd
Those living locally may choose not to participate in all the activities planned for the out-of-towners....so the main event will be the “luncheon” at Gig Harbor on Saturday, August 2nd!
Please join us for any and all of the activities.
This is a pay as you go “regional” but we do need head counts for all the events so please RSVP to the Berlin Brats by Monday, July 21st. Email: BerlinBrats@juno.com
For hotel reservations contact: The Double Tree at Sea Tac (airport location)
18740 Pacific Hwy South. (800) 222-8733
Locally the number is: (206) 246-8600
Free shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel.
Ask for the Berlin Brats room block at $69 per night “with” free parking!
AND contrary to Reunion myth “No Damage Deposit” is required!!! (seriously!)
The Restaurants: Salty’s is at 1936 Harbor Ave SW in Seattle.
You can visit their website at: www.saltys.com
and then click on the Alki Beach location.
Tides Tavern is at 2925 Harborview Drive in Gig
Harbor. Their website is: www.tidestavern.com
Trattoria Mitchelli is at 84 Yesler Way in the historic district of Seattle.
Gig Harbor Kayaking Center: Located at 8809 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor.
Their website is: www.gigharborkayak.com
Underground Tour: Located at 608 First Ave in the historic district
of Seattle. (206)682-4646