Come one and all to New Bern on August 1 - 3, 2003. Well,
it's not really a raft-up because it is too darn hot. So sail
on down to New Bern, plug in and run the AC.
About 10 slips have been designated for the CDSOA for Friday
and Saturday nights. Please call the Sheraton Marina via
the hotel at 252-638-3585 and ask for the Marina. The
Dockmaster is Bob McNolty. If you are coming by land, you can
stay at the Sheraton Hotel, Sheraton Inn (suites) or the Comfort
Suites across the street. The Comfort Suites phone number is
The fun begins on Friday night on the deck of the Sheraton
Hotel. They will have the best music around and the best part
is it's FREE. They start the music about 5:30 - 10:30 p.m.
or so. They'll have hot dogs and hamburgers available with
the bar open on the deck. A seafood buffet with all
you can eat is available inside for $21.95 each.
On Saturday you can enjoy walking about town with shopping
and maybe even a trip to Tryon Palace or the Firemen's Museum
and there are lots of wonderful antique stores to wander through.
For information regarding what to see and do in New Bern, see www.visitnewbern.com.
Joyce will be available if the ladies want to go as a group
to do something or a girls' lunch. I'm sure the guys can find
something to tinker with or visit the old fashioned Mitchell's
Hardware Store, it's worth a visit.
At 5:30 p.m. we will gather either on the porch of the Sheraton
Inn (if it is not booked for a wedding) or on the breakwater
dock and the Marina will furnish a couple of umbrellas for
shade and some ice for drinks. We can have a meeting if it
is needed or we can just have a little cocktail hour with each
of us contributing something to snack on.
For dinner we can either have a cookout at the park in the
shade on the river and grill something (there is a grocery
store by the hotel). Or we can go to a restaurant for dinner.
Several choices, but the Gallery Café has a guitarist
named Michael Kelsh (www.michaelkelsh.com)
from Tarboro that plays wonderful quiet music. At Captain Ratty's
we can eat and listen to music in the piano bar. Please
and Glen Snader or call 252-637-6560 so they can make reservations
for our group.
On Sunday morning, there is a great breakfast buffet at the
Sheraton for $7.95. There are a number of churches,
of different denominations, that are within walking distance
if you so desire.
The weekend will wrap up after breakfast as we head home.
Please email Joyce & Glen
Snader your input for dinner on Saturday night. Restaurant
or cookout in the park and for a ladies outing on Saturday
afternoon. We need numbers!
See you in August.