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WCKCC June Tahoe meet: Attendance & Activity Interest (vote for all that apply)


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Registration deadlines approaching. Rooms still available as of June 5, discount deadline is June 6....

Event Dates:
June 16, 17, 18 2006​
Location:
Lake Tahoe


Image courtesy Lakeland Village
Group rate Lodging:
link to: Lakeland Village Resort
800-822-5969 or 530-544-1685


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  • 3 Studio rooms with Fireplace & Kitchen $129 +tax/night
  • 21 One bedroom suites with Fireplace & Kitchen $159 +tax/night
  • Compare with AAA rates for the same weekend:
    • $147.92 (studio AAA rate) versus group rate of $129
    • $181.97 (suite AAA rate) versus group rate of $159
  • Mention "West Coast Kappa Car Club" [WCKCC] when you call to make your reservations.
  • Our reserved block of rooms will be held until May 23. After that, the unclaimed rooms will be returned to general availability.
  • Group rate deadline June 6! The group rate can still be had until 10 days before the event, if rooms are still available.
  • As of this writing, the resort had an availability of about 40 Suites, so you can get a group rate, even if you're not one of the first 20 to respond, but early booking is the best way to get the group rate.
Preliminary & Possible Events:
  • Cable Car grand opening at Squaw Valley (technically, they open on Friday June 16, but we'll be there on Sat June 17)

    Image courtesy Squaw Valley USA
  • Pop in briefly at the Celtic Solstice Festival in Squaw Valley Saturday June 17 (open 2 to 7 pm)
    4th Annual Celtic Solstice Celebration in the Village:
    In celebration of the longest day of the year, enjoy FREE Celtic entertainment from 2 to 7 PM. Storytelling, harps, bagpipes and dancing. A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club.
    http://www.squaw.com/winter/events.html
  • Business meeting Saturday evening in the Sugar Pine room on the third floor of the main lodge.

Image courtesy Lakeland Village
Probable Itinerary:
  • Saturday morning around the lake going to the East, then North
  • Lunch in Truckee
  • Drive short distance to Squaw Valley
  • Cable car or Celtic Solstice Festival (maybe both)
  • Return around west side of lake
  • Business meeting Saturday night
  • May not have anything planned for Sunday morning except a breakfast--folks may want to start their trips home. (Please respond to the survey to help us gauge Sunday interest.)
Registration Forms:
 

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This should be a blast. Hope people will make the effort to attend this event. Tahoe will be beautiful in June. We are looking forward to it
 

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This sounds like alot fun! Hope to see everyone there!!
 

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Tahoe Trip

In June, the Lake Tahoe area will be real green and my green Solstice will blend in very nice, so count me in !!!
 

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You guys have fun, sorry I can't make it, that date has been booked for us for a long time...:nonod:
 

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Lake Tahoe on 4/20/06

Hey everyone... this is what Lake Tahoe looked like yesterday!!
Courtesy of Gizmo driving and SweetSly taking pics... Enjoy!
Unfortunately we were in a rental car...

PS... see thread Gizmo, SweetSly and Bumpguy Unite for more details
http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15471






 

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SweetSly said:
Hey everyone... this is what Lake Tahoe looked like yesterday!!
Courtesy of Gizmo driving and SweetSly taking pics... Enjoy!
Unfortunately we were in a rental car...

PS... see thread Gizmo, SweetSly and Bumpguy Unite for more details
http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15471
Beautiful Pics!! I love Tahoe and can't wait for the WCKCC Meet in June!

I have relatives in Carson City and they can't believe how much snow they got this year! Should be a fantastic trip!
 

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This might be a silly question, but do you have to be a WCKCC Member to join in on this weekend?
 

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Membership not required, but registration is

JustHWs said:
This might be a silly question, but do you have to be a WCKCC Member to join in on this weekend?
In a word, no. We're working on the event registration form, and everyone who attends will be required to complete and sign a registration form. We'll have the registration form up shortly.

Just as with our February meet, we'll have a registration fee. (We've got a few expenses, such as printing costs, and meeting room rental to cover.)

More directly to the point, if you do want to become a member, you'll have the opportunity to turn in a membership application either before or at the event, and be voted in as a member (depending on where you live). We're working on the membership application form right now as well.

We wanted to get the lodging word out early, so watch for more details and the forms.... The room block is being held until May 23. After that, any unclaimed rooms from our block will be released to the public. Also, we can get rooms at our discount rate all the way up until the 6th of June if rooms are still available.

Hope to see you there! :cool:
 

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I see the days listed for Lake Tahoe are 16 17 and 18 June, but the itinerary doesn't have anything going on for the 16th. What is happening that day? Maybe I am looking in the wrong place for info.
Anyway, I should be able to make it up there, working on changing my work schedule for that time to make it.
Should be a blast!
 

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Friday, dinner.

greengee said:
I see the days listed for Lake Tahoe are 16 17 and 18 June, but the itinerary doesn't have anything going on for the 16th. What is happening that day? Maybe I am looking in the wrong place for info.
Anyway, I should be able to make it up there, working on changing my work schedule for that time to make it.
Should be a blast!
We usually have dinner on the Friday night. The number of folks who join us for dinner on Fridays is usually about 1/4 to 1/3 of the total attendees. We'll almost certainly do that this time as well. Basically, Tahoe is close enough that if folks leave after Breakfast on Friday, most of them will arrive in Tahoe in the evening. (Obviously, those coming from further away will need to get an earlier start, or just check in later on Friday night.)

We've tried to set it up so that it is possible for folks to drive up on a Friday, attend the activities on Saturday, and drive back home Sunday.

Our main drive is usually on Saturday right after Breakfast, Lunch in some interesting spot, then drive back to the lodge via a different route. This time, we're considering (and the votes are very positive) of dropping in on a Celtic Solstice festival on Saturday afternoon to mix it up a bit. (I'm watching the Poll to see how those items fare.)

We hold the club business meeting Saturday evening, after dinner.

There seems also to be some interest in an organized Breakfast on Sunday and a short drive. We've done that at each of our last two meets (a drive on Sunday morning, then Lunch and farewells.) Some folks (driving in from further away will leave early on Sunday and head straight back, others (who don't mind getting home a bit later) will knock about with us for the morning and an early lunch and head for home after lunch.

We wanted to see how the Poll results came out before setting the precise details of the Saturday activities. There will be future announcements, so stay tuned. :cool:

Oh, you can reserve your rooms now, but remember, Tahoe in the summer is a pretty popular place, so it makes sense to do it earlier rather than later. :thumbs:
 

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As Crimson Avenger said, Lake Tahoe is VERY popular in the summer. The middle of June is so busy already, the casino/hotels are charging an arm and a leg for Friday and Saturday nights.

A suggestion for the Sunday drive: up to Virginia City. Can you imagine all the original buildings from the old west with beautiful Solsti all over town? And the drive up Geiger Grade is thrilling!

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Gizmo said:
As Crimson Avenger said, Lake Tahoe is VERY popular in the summer. The middle of June is so busy already, the casino/hotels are charging an arm and a leg for Friday and Saturday nights.

A suggestion for the Sunday drive: up to Virginia City. Can you imagine all the original buildings from the old west with beautiful Solsti all over town? And the drive up Geiger Grade is thrilling!

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Thank you for your suggestion Gizmo. It sounds fun. We are working on the itinerary now and will consider this as a strong possibility.
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As Crimson Avenger said, Lake Tahoe is VERY popular in the summer. The middle of June is so busy already, the casino/hotels are charging an arm and a leg for Friday and Saturday nights.

A suggestion for the Sunday drive: up to Virginia City. Can you imagine all the original buildings from the old west with beautiful Solsti all over town? And the drive up Geiger Grade is thrilling!

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Hey Gizmo, I was thinking about suggesting taking Mount Rose Hwy in North Lake to 395. Mount Rose Hwy looks like it turns into Geiger Grade once you cross 395. Have you taken that run and if you have, what do you think? I am planning on scouting it out next weekend. Virginia City would make a fun lunch spot. As I remember parking is a pain, so I think you are right about being all over town.:lol: But I do like the idea.

I made my room reservations yesterday and they still had rooms available, but I agree with the Crimson Avenger, I would think about making reservations soon.:yesnod:
 

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Hey Gizmo, I was thinking about suggesting taking Mount Rose Hwy in North Lake to 395. Mount Rose Hwy looks like it turns into Geiger Grade once you cross 395. Have you taken that run and if you have, what do you think? I am planning on scouting it out next weekend. Virginia City would make a fun lunch spot. As I remember parking is a pain, so I think you are right about being all over town.:lol: But I do like the idea.

I made my room reservations yesterday and they still had rooms available, but I agree with the Crimson Avenger, I would think about making reservations soon.:yesnod:
You're right on track, Chance. The Mount Rose Highway does indeed change over to Geiger Grade as it crosses US Highway 395. And I've been up and down the Grade dozens of times, an exciting drive. I'm just glad I wasn't in a motorhome!

If there are some who must have a more gentle route into Virginia City, they could take US Highway 50 down from Lake Tahoe and east of Carson City is an easy drive up to the famous old town.

If we got up there early enough Sunday, maybe for breakfast, we'd probably have our choice of parking all along the main street and together. There are some wonderful things to see up there. A favorite is getting dressed up in old west clothing (provided) and having a photo taken that looks like it is 150 years old. :cool:

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In June, we might still see a little snow capping the mountains.

That drive sounds great. Sunday Breakfast in Virginia City sounds great also. If the trunk was not so small, I would bring my own chaps, (don't tell my wife I said that):blush:

We will have the registration form posted very soon. Sorry about the delay. The WCKCC has been working very hard on various matters of importance. Wait until you see the website SolLate has built for the club,:cool:.

I am looking forward to a fun trip, meeting some new Solstice owners and some I feel I know already from the Forum. It will also be very cool to have our brother Sky owners join us, and the club. I am trying to keep the Sky forum up to date with the event schedule. There seems to be a lot of interest and excitement there as well.
 

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I'm sure there will still be plenty of snow on the caps!

I think getting up early on Sunday and driving to Virginia City then having breakfast or lunch there would be great .... not sure how many of you have been to Virginia City, but for those of you that have, can you imagine that drive in your Sol???

I think me and hubby might go up there this Sunday for the drive and the good food!

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In June, we might still see a little snow capping the mountains.

That drive sounds great. Sunday Breakfast in Virginia City sounds great also. If the trunk was not so small, I would bring my own chaps, (don't tell my wife I said that):blush:

We will have the registration form posted very soon. Sorry about the delay. The WCKCC has been working very hard on various matters of importance. Wait until you see the website SolLate has built for the club,:cool:.

I am looking forward to a fun trip, meeting some new Solstice owners and some I feel I know already from the Forum. It will also be very cool to have our brother Sky owners join us, and the club. I am trying to keep the Sky forum up to date with the event schedule. There seems to be a lot of interest and excitement there as well.
 
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