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Email sent 4 Aug 2018
Hello Hawaii Travelers,

       We are getting quite close to the big Hawaii Trip and things are coming into very clear view now. I appreciate those of you that have sent me your payments for the Game, Tailgate and game transportation. The dinner plan is finalized for Friday evening at Tommy Bahamas Restaurant. I have attached a PDF flyer for this event. The total cost per person is $138.00. This includes 2 hours of beer, wine and well drinks and a nice sit down dinner with a choice of soup/salad and entrees of Fish, Chicken, Ribs or Steak plus a choice of dessert. The party will be on the rooftop at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant. See this trip advisor link: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60982-d8805974-Reviews-Tommy_Bahama_Restaurant_Bar_Store-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html. For a nice 3 hour event with all your food and drinks for an evening with a spectacular view of Waikiki….. I could not find a better spot and option for us after some serious research, so, I hope most everyone will attend. The attached flyer has info on how to pay me for this as I have had to do this with paying an advance deposit and then paying the bill at the restaurant that night, so I will collect in advance via paypal or check to me. See the flyer.
Here is the schedule of events so far:
Thursday: 0845 Pearl Harbor Tour (this is closed out except for those who are confirmed)
            1730 Meet at the Hale Koa Beach Bar for a pre-event of the Luau Dinner
Friday:  Friday tour with Rich Tilghman (this is also closed out, he it taking a private tour of Oahu for those who signed up)
1700-2000 Class Cocktail and Dinner Party at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant
Saturday:  1200 Bus Departures for Stadium and USNA ’85 Tailgate (This might change, but right now plan on 12:00) Buses will do pick ups at Waikiki Marriott, Hale Koa and the Laylow Marriott (A group of 16th Co. couples are joining us on Saturday off an Inter-Island Cruise staying at this hotel near the other hotels).
      1700 Navy vs. Hawaii game kick off
             Post Blue and Gold plus 30 minutes buses depart for hotels.
Sunday 1200-1900 Buses will depart hotels for Rich Tilghman’s house for Class Pool and Beach Party at Kailua Beach (Hawaii’s best beach). Cost is TBA, we will get back to you soon with more details on cost and payment options.
I will be reaching out next week with a list of who has paid me and who has not, but please get me your money for the paid events prior to the 15th as I have to pay in advance and will be covering funds out of pocket if I do not receive your money and you still want to attend. This will make my life easier not having to chase people down for money, if I have to, you owe me beers! So, enjoy the last month of summer and get ready for this amazing Hawaii Trip. Please reach out to me with any questions or changes or cancellations (hopefully none).
Payment Reminder:
Game ticket: $40 pp
Tailgate: $50 pp
Bus transport: $20 pp
Class Dinner: $138.00 pp
Paid to me at Paypal: md11driver85@gmail.com or check:
Bob Smith
776 S. Angola Rd.
Coldwater, MI 49036
Go Navy and Mahalo,
Email sent 31 July 2018

While I finalize the plans for our Friday night “main” event dinner party for USNA ’85, I wanted to get the word out as to the decision. We will do the Island Bar package and the Mahaka Dinner package. Open the PDF attached and take a look. The total minus Tax and Gratuity is $105 so far with dinner and our cocktail hour. The rep from Tommy Bahama recommended doing an hour of just cocktails and may pay for an appetizer to be passed and then carrying over the bar service while we are seated and eat our dinners. I think a GREAT idea. I will let everyone know the final total on this event once I sign the contract and figure out how to collect the money. Most of you have have been great about letting me know about your attendance for just the diner event now that I have a place and a price. If you have not, I will figure out the count when I start collecting money. As of now, it looks like about 60 of us for the dinner on Friday. Stay tuned! Everything else is coming together nicely and I am please to see a few late arrivals to our group and we welcome them! Thanks again and our trip is getting closer. Navy is an early 17 point favorite in the game, I like that!! More push ups for Charlie Giles and Rich Tilghman.


Bob Smith

Tommy Bahama Menu