The Reunion Different
The City Different
Attention Fellow 58ers, and the Wives, Families and Friends of the West Point Class of 1958!
The Six Amigos invite, and encourage, you to attend the Class of 1958 mini-reunion in the beautiful and historic city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. A city established in 1610, before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock. We think you will enjoy the Great Southwest, and the chance to renew old friendships and to see classmates you have not seen in decades. There will be plenty of time to swap war stories. This will not be a revival of the Cow Year Trip. We stress informality. There is enough to do within walking distance of your hotel to entertain you for weeks, with the exception of Tom Sands golfing excursion, of course. The Santa Fe Visitors Bureau will be sending you some information on the city and surrounding area.
The Reunion Different in the City Different will take place:
Scheduled Activities (Subject to change)
1200 (noon) The Benny Havens Room will be located in Suite 410 at the La
Fonda Hotel, and will open at noon on Thursday, 1 Nov 01, and
remain open until 1000, Sunday, 4 Nov 00. There will be a
blackboard and a bulletin board to provide information on what
is going on, and for Classmates to leave messages for other
people they are trying to contact. It will be a general meeting place.
1200-1800 Registration Santa Fe Room
1700-2100 Cocktail Hour(s) La Terraza
(Informal, cash bar, guitarist, heavy hors doeuvres)
1900-???? Dinner (unscheduled) Restaurant of your choice
0800-Whenever Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sightseeing,
Shopping, Touring Museums, Golf,
Gambling at a Casino, your choice.
1600-1800 Late Registration Suite 410
1700-1900 Cocktail Hour La Terraza
0800-0900 Class Meeting TBD
0930-1000 Memorial Service St Francis Cathedral
1000-1800 Free Time Your Choice
1700-1900 Cocktail Hour, Ballroom
1830-2100 Dinner, Mexican Buffet, Ballroom
Entertainment. No coats or ties!
0700-1000 Breakfast/Farewells Your Hotel
Depart Santa Fe
1000 Benny Havens Room Closes
Have a pleasant and safe trip to your next destination.
See you at the next Reunion.
La Fonda Check-in Time: 1500
100 East San Francisco Street Check-out Time: 1200
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
The historic La Fonda will be the headquarters for the reunion, and the site of the Benny Havens Room. There has been a La Fonda (Spanish for Inn) on this site since 1607. The current hotel was built in 1922, and has been through several renovations since then. We have reserved 99 standard rooms at $135.00/night single or double. This group rate will also be honored for two days pre- or post-reunion. The charge for an additional person above two per room will be $15.00/person/ per night.
For those who might wish to upgrade their rooms, the following are available, at our special group rates, on a space available basis:
Deluxe Rooms, Single/Double $145.00/night
One Bedroom Suites, Single/Double $199.00/night
La Terraza Rooms, Single/Double $215.00/night
All sleeping room rates are subject to a lodging tax of 5% and a state sales tax of 6.4375%, totaling 11.4375%. There is also a $7.00/day charge for parking your car/pickup in their underground garage. There is no room for parking RVs or motorhomes. The cut off date for making reservations at the La Fonda is Monday, 1 October 2001.
To make reservations call the La Fonda Reservation Department at 1-800-523-5002 and then choose Extension #1. For faxed reservations the number is 1-505-995-2324. The La Fonda website is: www.lafondasantafe.com. When making reservations be sure to mention they are for The West Point Class of 1958 Reunion.
Inn of the Governors Check-in Time: 1600
234 Don Gaspar Avenue Check-out Time: 1200
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
The Inn of the Governors is situated two short blocks from the historic Plaza and the La Fonda Hotel. We have 50 rooms reserved here. The rate is $110.00/night for either a Standard Double/Double or a Standard King. Additional persons beyond two will be charged $15.00 per person per night. Room rates are subject to the same 11.4375% tax as the La Fonda. Parking is complimentary for registered guests of the hotel. Reservations must be made prior to 2 October 2001.
To make reservations at the Inn of the Governors call their Reservation Department at 1-800-234-4534. When making reservations be sure to tell them that you are with The West Point Class of 1958 Reunion.
Hotel St. Francis Check-in Time: 1500
210 Gaspar Avenue Check-out Time: 1100
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
The Hotel St. Francis is located two blocks from the historic Plaza and the La Fonda Hotel. This hotel is our overflow accommodation in the event that the other two hotels are full when you try to get reservations. We have 25 rooms reserved here. The rate is $105.00/night for rooms with one Queen or one King sized bed. There are two fancier King-sized bedrooms available for $135.00/night. A minimum of 10 rooms must be booked to get these rates, so you may want to see how many rooms classmates have booked before you make a commitment. These room rates will be subject to the same 11.4375% tax that the other rooms have been. Parking is complimentary for registered guests of the hotel. Reservations must be made at the St. Francis prior to 15 September 2001.
To make reservations call the Hotel St. Francis Sales Office at 1-800-529-5700, Extension 350. Make sure you tell them that you are with The West Point Class of 1958 Reunion.
When you make your reservations, check with your particular hotel for details on canceling your reservations, in case you have to for some reason. Policies vary between these three hotels.
The nearest big city to Santa Fe with a big airport is Albuquerque. You can pick up a rental car here. Rental agencies include Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty and RentAWreck to name a few. In most cases you will not need a car. Parking for those who do is available as indicated in the individual hotel descriptions.
The Santa Fe Shuttle provides shuttle service directly from the airport to your hotel in Santa Fe. It is about a one hour ride, depending on construction along I25. The shuttle costs $21.00/person one way or $38.00 for a round trip ticket. Seniors (if any of you are in that category) go for $19.00 one way. The shuttle departs daily for Santa Fe from the Commercial Lane in front of the Southwest Airlines Baggage Claim Area. Departure times are: 0630, 0830, 1145, 1350, 1500, 1730, 2000, and 2245. You can get the Santa Fe to Albuquerque schedule from your driver.
Taxis will also take you to Santa Fe. The cost for a cab is about $79.00 for the first passenger, and a whole $0.50 for each additional passenger.
In early November the low temperatures will be in the high 20s or low 30s. High temperatures will be in the upper 40s or low 50s. It will be sunny, and there may be some breezes in the area. In the sun you will be quite comfortable, in the shade you may feel cool. This is New Mexico however, so bring some warm clothing, just in case. Clothing is informal. No coats and ties for the dinner, or the Cocktail Hour preceding dinner. Just relax, have a good time, and meet with old friends.
For those Classmates that show an interest in attending the Reunion Different in the City Different subsequent mailings will include information on shopping (there are numerous shops around the Plaza and on the neighboring streets to start, or finish, your Christmas shopping), available tours you can book, and for Pasture Pool addicts, Tom Sands will be organizing a golf outing, or two.
The following are a few activities (as touted by their advertisements) you can think about:
A BOOT ABOUT/SANTA FE WALKS & TOURS: Santa Fes oldest and best since 1979. Historic walks and all regional tours for a family or 500. The best guides in the US! Youll love it or dont pay. Walks depart Hotel St Francis every day at 9:45and 1:45. $10.00, senior and kids discount. Ask about our ghost tours. Tel # (505)988-2774. Web site: www.abootabout.com. Email: email@example.com
AFOOT IN SANTA FE TOURS: Santa Fes oldest, most imitated historical walking tour. Featured on the BBC television special America-New Mexico. Departs daily at 9:30. 2 hrs. $10.00. ALSO THE LORETTO LINE, open-air tram city tours (Apr-Nov). History and site seeing at its best. Tel# (505)983-3701. Web site: www.afootinsantafe.com.
GREAT SOUTHWEST ADVENTURES: Experience the colorful landscape and communities of New Mexico with Great Southwest Adventures! Fun, safe, knowledgeable staff guides you to Indian ruins, OKeefe County, Los Alamos, Taos or your custom itinerary in our fully insured vehicles in small groups. Also offered: hiking tours, sunset dinner trips and general transportation. Tel# (505)455-2700. Fax# (505)455-1317. Web site: www.swadventures.com.
SANTA FE DETOURS: Santa Fes original tour service for individuals and meeting services for groups. Tours of Santa Fe, Taos and Indian Country. The Walking Tour, rated the best tour in Santa Fe, scenic railroad, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, guide service, wilderness hikes, ballooning and spectacular air/land adventures. Certified guides; member National Tour Association (NTA). Tel# (505)983-6565 or 800-338-6877. Web site: www.sfdetours.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANTA FE SOUTHERN RAILWAY: Santa Fe Southern Railway offers you a moving experience. Depart from Santa Fes historic depot, and travel in vintage railcars through panoramic high desert vistas to the sleepy village of Lamy. Scenic Day Trains operate year round. Tel# (505)989-8600 or 888-989-8600. Web site: www.sfsr.com.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
While in Santa Fe you will be at about 7,000 feet altitude. A word to the wise; it takes a lot less alcohol to effect you, and if you are not from the high country you should be careful about engaging in strenuous exercise.
P.O. Box 23332 5090 North Highway 85
Santa Fe, NM 87502-3332 Las Cruces, NM 88005
E-mail: none Eemail@example.com
Tel: (505) 983-6738(H) Tel: (505) 527-1965
Bob Mathis, K2 Mark Sigurski, C1
4855 River Heights Drive 720-19 Tramway Lane NE
Las Cruces, NM 88005-5610 Albuquerque, NM 87122
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: none
Tel: (505) 522-3294 Tel: (505) 822-9905
Bob McCann, D2 John Sutherland, K2
112 Steeple Chase Drive 11105 Canyonlands Court SE
Tijeras, NM 87059-7820 Albuquerque, NM 87123-5901
Tel: (505) 281-1622 Tel: (505) 323-8261
Note: Feel free to contact any of the above if you have any questions about the Reunion.