[SIZE="5"]HMM-363 Gathering September 14 and 15, 2007[/SIZE]
Just returned from road trip to Pensacola Beach and the natives are glad to see us Marine Vietnam Helicopter people returning to their LZ. I found that the Best Western Resort is definitely the place to make our pivot point. They are furnishing us a free thousand square foot meeting room plus allowing us to raise a tent over the back patio area and we are allowed to bring in our own refreshments at no additional cost. Plus their room rates are the best offered to us. Additionally, they will furnish us free continental breakfast.
Best Western Resort
16 Via De Luna Dr. 32561
phone (850) 934-3300, (800) 934-3301
Rooms priced at $89.00 or $119.00 (inland or ocean view)
All rooms have refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, coffee pot and ironing board w/iron.
40 Ft. Pickens Rd. 32561
phone (850) 934-5400, (800) 934-5470
Rooms priced at $99.00
21 Via De Luna Dr. 32561
(850) 932-2319, (800) 301-5925
Rooms priced at $80.00
Open air bar and grill on premises.
The above are the three motels we highly recommend and we negotiated with and Best Western is our primary hotel, has blocked out 100 rooms for us.
The Comfort Inn and Paradise Inn will be our overflow as required.
All rooms MUST be reserved prior to August 10, 2007, after that, you will have to pay the higher prices. If you are planning on attending, suggest you reserve ASAP.
There will be a posting in the near future of directions and map to help you find your way. As we know, from serving together, some of us require navigational aides, ha ha. You know who you are.
Larry "Pops" Powell
P.S. Had lunch with our old CO and his wife last week at the beach and Dwayne Hoffert says he wouldn't miss this for the world.
Yesterday's Heroes, Today's Good Men