Aerial Rocket Artillery Association

San Diego, CA September 11 – 15, 2019


This message is from your hosts, Pat and Dave Borgeson, for the San Diego Reunion in September 2019. Pat and I just completed our second planning trip to San Diego.

I will start with the Handlery Hotel. The dates of the reunion are September 11th (WED) to September 15th (Sun). We have a choice of a Superior King or a Superior Double room. The rate is $119/night plus a 12.7% tax or about $135/night.

You can book reservations now through the reservation office at (800) 676-6567 or (619) 298-0511. Callers must refer to our group name of the Aerial Rocket Artillery Reunion to receive our preferred rate. 

The hotel address is: The Handlery Hotel, 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108.
The hotel is located about 6 miles from the San Diego Airport, adjacent to the Riverwalk Golf Course (27 holes), and close to Fashion Valley Mall with 200 stores. The hotel has a large pool and breakfast is included.
The hotel will extend our rate if you are planning to come in a couple days early or stay a couple extra days. There is no charge for parking for hotel guests. There is an Enterprise car rental agency within the hotel. Malia Wimmel is the manager and she can be reached t (619) 296-7493.

On Wednesday night at 05:30 PM, we will bus to the Casa Guadalajara for a Mexican fiesta in Old Town San Diego.It will be a fun evening including a complimentary margarita.

On Thursday, we will depart the hotel at 09:30 AM. Our destination is the San Diego Air and Space Museum. After a couple hours at the museum, we will travel for a waterfront lunch at the Harbor House Restaurant. Next to the restaurant is Seaport Village so the ladies can look for some souvenirs. The bus will take us around the downtown area and then return to the hotel.

Friday is an optional day. If you choose the bus take you to the WWII aircraft carrier Midway. The cost of admission is included. After the tour of the Midway, there is about a two hour harbor cruise with a box lunch. After the cruise the bus will return you to the hotel. The cost for the day is $79. A minimum of 20 people must sign up. We will refund money if enough people do not sign up.

On Saturday morning, we will hold business meetings between 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The afternoon is free time. The Farewell Banquet will be at the Handlery at 6:00 PM.

This will be a fun filled week with your friends and ARA comrades. San Diego is a special city, so plan ahead to take full advantage of your time here.

We look forward to seeing everyone and sharing time together.