Current Outline for 2018 Reunion Weekend
Planning for the 2018 reunion weekend in Denver is now underway. Event registration forms won’t be available until all of the details are finalized, but this outline should pique your interest and may even inspire you to make hotel reservations now. Denver 2018 is clearly going to be our most “active” reunion to date.
Thursday, August 2, 2018
We will plan some informal “meet and greet” event for the afternoon or evening. The event might take the form of a bus tour of the city and/or gathering at a local restaurant for an informal Happy Hour.
Friday, August 3, 2018
The three-hour bus tour is back by popular demand, the same tour to be run in both the morning and the afternoon on Friday. The thought is to take the tour into the Foothills of Denver to visit: Dinosaur Ridge (where a guide will board the bus); the majesty of Red Rocks Amphitheatre; spot a herd of buffalo; and the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave. The views and the conversations will be as impactful as the individual sites.
In addition to having an informal family history “nerve center” open for the day on Friday, we hope to run some type of informational session twice during the day, details to be finalized.
The Association will host a dinner on Friday evening, similar to past reunions. The dress will be business casual and the evening will include a brief program with a featured speaker.
Saturday, August 4, 2018
There will be a brief family meeting in the morning to plan for future events.
A lunch time picnic will be planned somewhere in the city of Denver. This is always a casual event and an easy way to interact with others.
In response to requests by past attendees to have more structure on Saturday evening, we are planning on coordinating an afternoon trek into the Rocky Mountains where family members will board the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad for a 75-minute ride through the mountains. For the evening, we will try to reserve some space in a restaurant in one of the old mining towns of Central City or Black Hawk where those interested could gather informally and then walk around the historic towns that offer lots of little shops and old-time casinos.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
As has been the tradition, we’ll wrap up our weekend with a Meeting for Worship with the local Quaker community.
These proposed activities provide a “core” set of things to do as you make your trip to Denver, but many cousins come in early or stay later to further explore the reunion destination. Day trips you might want to consider include: Pike’s Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, rafting trips, the Coors plant in Golden and many others. And Denver itself has so much to offer.