USS HARRY E. HUBBARD DD-748 REUNION
San Diego, CA September 20 – 25, 2022
The following arrangements have been made for our San Diego reunion. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Bayside, which is at the intersection of Harbor and Nimitz Drives between what used to be the Naval Training Center and the ASW School. The rooms are at a discounted rate or $149.00 per night (double occupancy) for the nights of September 20 – 23.. The rate will also apply for three days before and after for those coming early or staying late. Make your reservations at (800) 662-8899 and be sure to mention the USS HARRY E. HUBBARD Reunion to receive the discounted rate. We have 50 rooms at this rate, but if they fill early, we should be able to get more. Besides a terrific location, the hotel offers a putting green, shuffle board, pool, Jacuzzi, loaner bicycles, free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and table tennis. For more hotel information, see: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/san-diego/sanby/hoteldetail. Our hospitality room is noteworthy in that it is on the fifth floor with expansive views of the harbor through multiple sliding glass doors leading to small balconies. Most of the guest rooms have similar balconies. Don’t let the five floors discourage you, there are two elevators proximate to the room.
If you have lost or never had a HUBBARD nametag, we can have one made for you. See the registration form.
Our schedule of events is:
Tuesday, September 20
1200 – 2000
Check into the hotel and then the hospitality room to receive your packets. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to/from both Lindbergh Field and the cruise ship piers for registered guests. After you have your baggage, call (619) 224-3621 to arrange your ride.
Wednesday, September 21
0930 – 1430
We will take a full-size motor coach to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park which is located outside Escondido. The Park has a landscape similar to the plains of Africa and is populated by many animals from that continent. There is a n area of exhibits to walk around and there are also trucks that take guests out into the park, much like a photo safari in an African game preserve. More information about the park may be found at: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance | Home page.
Thursday, September 22
0930 – 1430
We will take a full-size motor coach Miramar MCAS where we will have time to visit the Leatherneck Aviation Museum that used to reside in El Toro. From Miramar we’ll proceed to downtown Temecula where there will be an opportunity to grab a bite to eat. From there we will go into the surrounding wine country and visit two of the many fine wineries in the area for a wine tasting. After the wine tastings and shopping for those so inclined, we’ll return to the hotel.
Friday, September 23
0930 – 1430
La Jolla Tour, including Mount Soledad Veteran's Memorial with Memorial Service, lunch, and the former NTC via full size motor coach. We will first visit Mount Soledad, a one-of-a-kind Veteran's Memorial, located 900 feet above sea level with a 360 degree view. We will hold our Memorial Service there. We will have a wreath with the name of the ship on it. Live Taps will finish the service. There will be time to view this site up close and take pictures. We will then travel to the Cabrillo Monument at the tip of Point Loma where we’ll have a “bird’s eye” view of all of San Diego Harbor and downtown. Lunch will be at Bali Hai located on Shelter Island. Lunch includes dessert and coffee or iced tea. After lunch, the bus will drive through the former NTC where many shipmates went through Boot Camp, with a photo op stop at USS RECRUIT.
Saturday, September 24
0930 – 1515
USS MIDWAY CV-41 and Two-Hour Narrated Harbor Excursion. The MIDWAY is handicap accessible, with elevators and park benches. Each visitor receives a complimentary headset that provides information about all of the exhibits on the ship. The tickets are pre-ordered, so there are no lines, everyone boards together. At noon, we again board the motor coach and proceed to the harbor excursion for a two-hour narrated tour, once we ensure everyone is back onboard. While enjoying the harbor tour, we’ll also enjoy box lunches that include dessert and beverage. The excursion passes by five military installations (Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command, Submarine Base (Ballast Point), North Island Naval Air Station, Amphibious Base, and 32nd Street), and just before mooring, the tour passes by the bow of the MIDWAY, for another special photo opportunity.
1600 – 1700
Annual Business Meeting
1800 – 2300
Annual Banquet. The menu choices are: Rosemary Chicken, Grilled Vegetable Tower, or Tri-Tip Steak. Dinner includes salad, rolls and butter, desert, and Kona coffee, brewed decaf coffee, or hot tea. A full cash bar will also be available.
Sunday, September 25
Check-out and head for home or the next adventure. The hotel shuttle will again be available to take you to the airport or cruise ship terminal, if needed.
SPOUSE OR GUEST(S) NAME(S): _____________________________________________
CITY___________________________________ STATE_____ ZIP ___________________
Wednesday’s Safari Park tour ____person(s) at $99 each + $_________
Thursday’s Wine country tour ____ person(s) at $99 each = $_________
Friday’s La Jolla bus tour ____ person(s) at $89 each = $_________
Saturday’s harbor tour ____ person(s) at $89 each = $_________
____ Rosemary Chicken at $53 each = $_________
____ Grilled Vegetable Tower at $53 each = $_________
_____ Tri-Tip Steak at $53 each = $_________
Nametags (Engraved plastic with magnetic attachment) @ $6 each = $__________
Name as you would like it
Years on board: ____________________
Name of guest/spouse
Total Enclosed $_________
Please make checks payable to: Jim Kelly, with HUBBARD Reunion on the memo line.
Send this filled-out page and your check to:
1225 N. Avenue 63
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Responses needed by September 1 for nametags and September 16 for inclusion on tours and the banquet.