September 14 through September 18 in Seattle, Washington.
Steve Falls (Clyde Falls’ Son) and his wife Jolie graciously volunteered to host Reunion 2015.
Itinerary - Click a day for information.
To book your reservations, either call 206 244-5044 or book online using the instructions below.
8:00 AM: We will muster in the hotel lobby and shortly thereafter board our bus for the drive to the Flying Heritage Collection located at Paine Field, Everett, WA. Our bus will depart at 8:10 AM for the approximately 50 minute trip arriving around 9:00 AM. Upon arrival, we will be split into two groups for a guided tour that will begin at 9:15 AM. There will be lots of great photo opportunities so remember to bring cameras and many flash cards. The Museum is quite expansive and will require a little walking, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Light, casual attire is appropriate for this and all of our guided tours.
9:15 AM: For our second day of activities, we will muster in the hotel lobby and shortly thereafter board our bus for the drive to the Seattle Water Front. Our bus will depart at 9:30 AM for the approximately 30 minute trip to Argosy Cruises, Pier 56 arriving at around 10:00 AM. The Harbor Tour Boat does not board until 12:00 PM for a 12:15 PM departure giving us approximately two hours of shopping and sightseeing along the waterfront. The boat tour itself is approximately one hour in length so we should disembark around 1:15 PM.
We will then walk to Pier 54 and have lunch at the original Ivar’s Acres of Clams restaurant.
2:30 PM: Following our lunch at Ivar’s, our bus will transport us to Seattle’s Public Market Center for a two hour shopping spree at the famous Pike Place Market for the iconic Salmon fish toss!
4:30 PM: We will board our bus for the return to the Hampton Inn arriving around 5:00 PM. The rest of the day will be free time.
Seattle Waterfront Harbor Sightseeing Tour Cruise
Join Argosy Cruises for the Seattle sightseeing cruise that started it all. Since 1949, Argosy Cruises has been a favorite attraction for millions of people.
Guests enjoy a narrated 1-hour sightseeing tour of Seattle’s vibrant and historic harbor, with never-ending skyline views of the city, the Space Needle, and Mt. Rainier. With wide-open outdoor decks, this fascinating tour attraction is perfect for visitors and locals alike. This tour is often run on the Spirit of Seattle.
Some of the highlights you'll see: • Colorful waterfront • Spectacular Seattle skyline • Great Ferris Wheel • One of the world's largest shipping terminals • Mt. Rainier and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges • Space Needle
Ivar’s Original Acres of Clams has been a tradition since 1938. Seattle’s most historic full service seafood restaurant is poised on Seattle’s romantic colorful waterfront at Pier 54. This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which showcases stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #3’s waterside operations and Puget Sound.
Our chefs create award-winning unique preparations to reflect the season’s bounty, yet still showcase Ivar Haglund’s world famous original recipes. You'll dine on wild Alaskan salmon, deep-water halibut, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, jumbo prawns, manila clams, weathervane scallops just to name a few.
Due to Ivar’s longstanding relationships and purchasing power in the market, check the fresh market catches showcasing exclusive runs from the Northwest. As always, you can depend on our traditional seafood favorites featuring fresh steamed clams, fish 'n chips, Puget Sound clam chowder and much more. Ivar's Acres of Clams offers a variety of snack, dining and cocktail options for happy hour, lunch, dinner, banquets, groups and special events.
For a look of Ivar’s lunch menu and prices, visit their website.
Welcome to Seattle’s beloved public market! Pike Place Market is the city’s center for fresh, local produce, specialty food and small independent businesses. Established in 1907 to connect citizens and farmers, the Market continues its “Meet the Producer” tradition with a year-round farmers market, owner-operated bakeries, fish markets, butcher shops, produce stands and specialty food stores.
Within the nine acre Market historic district is a daily crafts market, which features the quality work of 225 craftspeople, and more than 200 unique owner-operated shops and services. There are more than 80 restaurants within the Market boundaries, from takeout counters to fine dining establishments.
The Market is also home to more than 350 residents, many of whom are low- income seniors. Four social service agencies, including a senior center, food bank, medical clinic and preschool serve the downtown community.
10:00 AM: For our third day and final day of activities, we will muster in the hotel lobby and shortly thereafter board our bus for the drive to The Museum of Flight. Our bus will depart at 10:15 AM for the approximately 30 minute trip to museum. Our private Docent tour of the Great Gallery will begin at 11:00 AM and will be an hour in length. Following the tour, we will gather in the Northwest Aero Club Room for a box lunch. Your choice of Traditional Sandwiches include: Roasted Turkey Breast & Cheddar on whole wheat with lettuce & tomato; Cured Ham & Emmental Swiss on multigrain with lettuce & tomato; and Roast Top Round of Beef & Boursin on ciabatta roll with lettuce & tomato. Each sandwich is served with potato chips, whole fruit & fresh baked chocolate chunk cookie.
After our meal you will have the opportunity to tour on your own the other two galleries, the Personal Courage Wing & Air Park with WWI & WWII displays, and the Space Gallery that houses the Space Shuttle Trainer used by every astronaut who piloted the shuttle.
Additionally, we will have the opportunity to see a Concorde SST, JFL’s Air Force One, and the newly fully restored first Boeing 747 production plane of 1967.
History: In 1964 a small group of aviation enthusiasts realized that important artifacts representing the evolution of flight were being lost or destroyed at an incredible rate. To aid in the preservation of these artifacts, the Pacific Northwest Aviation Historical Foundation was established with the twin goals of saving significant aircraft and related artifacts and educating the public in terms of their importance.
It soon became clear that a place to store and exhibit these artifacts was needed, and in 1965 the first official Museum of Flight exhibits were put on display in a 10,000 square foot space at the Seattle Center, location of the 1962 World’s Fair.
The concept for the Museum complex began to jell in 1975 when the Port of Seattle leased the land on which the Red Barn® now sits to the Museum for 99 years.
The Red Barn®, the birthplace of The Boeing Company, was saved from demolition on its original location on the Duwamish River, and floated by river barge to its current location. It was restored in 1983 and became the first permanent location for the Museum. The Red Barn was eventually joined by the Great Gallery in 1987, the Library and Archives Building in 2002 and the J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing and Airpark in 2004.
For more information on The Museum of Flight visit their website: http://www.museumofflight.org/.
3:00 PM: Our bus will depart for the Hampton Inn arriving around 3:30 PM. The rest of the day will be free until we start gathering for our banquet at 6:30 PM in the Galaxy Room at the Hampton Inn & Suites.
6:30 PM: Our 2015 Reunion Banquet will be in the Hampton Inn & Suites Galaxy Room. Beer and wine will be available from the “pay as you go” bar which will open at 6:30 PM. Our buffet dinner will begin at 7:00 PM. The buffet table will include: Wild Field Green Salad; a choice of two entrees – Grilled Fillet of Salmon or Fillet Medallions with Mushrooms; Mashed Garlic Potatoes; Seasonal Vegetables; Green Beans; Rustic Dread/Rolls; and Dessert. Beverages include tea, coffee and/or water. Dress will be casual. (Note: The price of the meal includes tax and gratuity).
Departure: After breakfast, at 9:00 AM, an informal meeting will be held in our Hospitality Room to, among other things, discuss our 2016 reunion.