2020 Reunion St. Louis
FRIDAY REUNION ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN CHANGED BUT WE ARE STILL ON FOR A SEPTEMBER MEETING AND EXPECT TO SEE OUR SHIPMATES IN ST. LOUIS. See Friday's ScheduleDay 1 -- Discover St. Louis City Tour Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 9:00am – 4:30pm
Our professional Discover St. Louis guide and motorcoach transportation will pick up our group at the hotel lobby. Depart for St. Louis. We begin our day with a visit to the Gateway Arch. Enjoy either a tram ride to the top or the movie, “Monument to a Dream”, which chronicles the construction of the Arch. Also enjoy the newly remodeled, state-of-the-art Arch Museum, which traces the story of the Native Americans, explorers, pioneers, and rebels who made America possible. Featuring six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates America’s pioneering spirit.
Enjoy an included lunch at Favazza’s Restaurant on The Hill, the famed Italian neighborhood. Inclusive lunch includes Italian salad, fresh Italian bread and butter Sicilian chicken with a side of pasta, coffee, water or iced tea and cannoli for dessert.
This afternoon, we enjoy a city tour of St. Louis and a visit and tour at the Cathedral Basilica, whose interior is covered with 83,000 square feet of mosaic tiles, one of the largest such collections in the world. End with a relaxing driving tour through Forest Park, home to the 1904 World’s Fair.
Day 2 -- Jefferson Barracks & Missouri Civil War Museum Friday, Sept 25 8:30am - 2:30pm (note changes}A luxury passenger motorcoach and a professional Discover St. Louis guide will meet our group at our hotel lobby. Depart for Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, which was established during the Civil War in 1863 and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. We also visit the Missouri Civil War Museum located in Jefferson Barracks Park and next to the National Cemetery. Through weapons, equipment, items, and uniforms of those who lived during our nation’s defining moment in history, the museum aims to the tell their story in an unbiased interpretation.
Enjoy lunch today at Landry’s at Union Station. You will have a pre-selected option of: Landry’s Gold Burger; Lemon-pepper Tilapia or IPA Fish & Chips.
This afternoon we visit the Missouri History Museum and enjoy the various exhibits and visit the amazing gift shop.
Skyline Dinner Cruise (Friday) 3:00- 6:45pm Time change Experience the beauty of the St. Louis skyline as you cruise on the Mississippi River aboard a replica of a 19th century paddle-wheeler. Feast on a gourmet buffetmeal and enjoy music as you float along the river while enjoying the spectacular views of the world-famous Gateway Arch and the surrounding city.
Day 3 -- Shuttle Service To St. Charles Saturday, Sept 26, 2020 10:00am – 3:00pm
52-passenger luxury motorcoach to shuttle guests from our hotel to historic St. Charles Main Street.
10:00am – pick up at hotel
10:15am – drop at Visitor Center on Main Street
11:00am – pick up at hotel
11:15am – drop at Visitor Center on Main Street
Hourly with last depart from hotel at 2pm and final pick up from Main Street Visitor Center at 2:45pm to return to hotel
Ship's Banquet Saturday, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, September 27 -- Farewell -- See you in 2021 in the West.