You are cordially invited
to attend a regional gathering

** Berlin Brats **

October 10-12, 2008
(Columbus Day weekend)
Austin, Texas!

We'll share great memories and make new ones 
with fellow Brats from all years
as we dig into some great Texas BBQ,
enjoy Austin's famous live music venues,
and relax on a sunset Dinner Cruise on Lady Bird Lake.

Details will follow, but we've already had a tremendous response to this event,
so make plans now to attend!

Friday, October 10th

Dinner and drinks at
County Line on the Hill restaurant
6500 Bee Cave Road

9:30pm until --
Live Music & drinks
on Sixth Street or in the Warehouse District
(we'll forward venue details--who's playing where--as they become available)

Saturday, October 11th
All Day until 5:30pm

Experience all the excitement and attractions
Austin has to offer!

We are developing a HUGE list of
Austin's attractions and entertainment options,
and we will forward that to you soon,
as well as a map so you can start plotting!

Start your planning now by visiting
for an incredible, interactive site that will practically
plan your itinerary for you! 

We'll be putting together a historical tour for those who are interested,
and we will distribute a list of attendees' cell phone numbers
so we can stay connected while we
visit this beautiful city by day!

Sunset Dinner Cruise
on Lady Bird Lake
(formerly called Town Lake)
Arrival time is 5:45pm at the Hyatt Regency Austin (downtown); we'll launch at 6:00pm!
We'll enjoy a fabulous dinner of the Hyatt's famous grilled fajitas
while we catch up with old friends and await the sunset,
when we'll witness the exodus of "the largest urban bat colony in North America"
as they leave their home under the Congress Ave. Bridge in search of their own dinner!

8:30pm until --
Live Music & drinks
on Sixth Street or in the Warehouse District
(we'll forward venue details--who's playing where--as they become available)

Sunday, October 12th
10:00am Breakfast/Brunch
(location TBD)

We have had great success in years past by building in
an abundance of free time for friends and families to
personalize their weekend getaway. 

Dress is casual and comfortable for all planned events,
including Fri night dinner and Sat dinner cruise.

Cost per person is $45
for the dinner cruise Saturday night.

As in our most successful years past,
you'll have the freedom  to choose your own hotel. 
Fri night dinner (avg $11-15 entree) and lunches are Dutch Treat.

Lots of flexibility, maximum FUN; whatever your budget!


Please RSVP by Aug 15th to reserve your spots on the dinner cruise!
Send RSVP info below to Yoshika Loftin Lowe '83 at

If you have any questions, feel free to call or email us:
Yoshika Loftin Lowe '83 (aka Head Honcho)  ph# 713-253-0782  or

Cheryl Dearing Starich '85 (aka Local, um, Expert)  ph# 512.423.8102

We look forward to hearing from you!



To make it easier, you may cut-and-paste the following and email to Yoshika:

____ YES! Can't wait to see everyone in Austin!
____ # of people attending FRI night dinner at County Line on the Hill
____ # of people attending SAT night Dinner Cruise on Ladybird Lake

Names of attendees (and "class of" if a Brat):                                                      

___________________________          ___________________________ 

___________________________          ___________________________ 

___________________________          ___________________________ 

We will need only a HALF deposit  ($22.50 per person)
by August 20th
for the dinner cruise,

with the remainder due the day of the cruise.
Send half or full payment for the dinner cruise to

Yoshika Lowe

8502 Star Hollow Ln.,
Houston, TX 77095