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Looks like cold weather doesnt stop the gals from Chris Craft

Here ya go, All the info you need to make December 3rd a weekend to remember.. No it’s not a boat show or ice boat show, its a fun get together at the Mariners Museum and tour of the Chris Craft collection.. But more fun than that is just a fun get together with your fellow Boat Buzzians and Woody Boaters.. We all live through the keyboards when its cold out this way we can all do a fun get together before the winter really hits hard.. So here is the info you are looking for.

Saturday’s schedule for Boat Buzz – UnPlugged:

9:30-12:30 – Chris-Craft Collection at the Library with Patti Henson and her staff of volunteers.
1:00-2:00 – Lunch at the Museum Cafe – Sandwich buffet with side & soft drink $8.50 ea.
2:00-3:30 – Guided Museum Tour – Includes Small Boat Collection – $10.00 ($9.00 seniors), free for museum members.
3:30-5:00 – Self guided tours – Circle back and see what interests you most.
6:30-??? – Dinner and Drinks – The Crab Shack on the James River.

The Best Western Plus – Newport News Inn & Suites. It’s near the airport and Patrick Henry Mall (good neighborhood) and is 5 miles from the museum. Group rates are available but come with some guarantees. Call Karan (pronounced Car-On) at 866-833-2378 and mention you’re with the “Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club” Group. Rooms (single occupancy with king size bed) $59.00 if you reserve on or before 11/19. Same rate for nights before and after the 3rd.

It’s going to be a fun day and evening. The Library crew is looking forward to our visit Saturday morning. We look forward to seeing the Chris-Craft Archival Collection first hand and then The Mariners’ Museum following lunch, having never been to either. The evening at The Crab Shack will be filled with good stories and laughter as we really get “Unplugged”.

If you still want more info, you can comment here, or want a secret chit chat with John who is handling the emails, you can reach him here

I know there is a fun dinner planned and there is a bunch of stuff to do near there.. The Ocean is a short..1 hr drive, Colonial Williamsburg is close as is Busch Gardens..Richmond is about an hour east..

8 replies
  1. Jim Frechette
    Jim Frechette says:

    Sounds like a great event! My wife and I are hosting her family reunion that day. She probably wouldn’t mind if I skipped out and went to Virginia, would she? They might not even miss me, would they? Some of them probably don’t know who I am, right? I don’t know who some of them are. I think I will get a plane ticket. One way is probably all I need.

  2. Texx
    Texx says:

    Jim – Based on your description above… My advise would be to lay low and build up some points before Sunnyland in March… Remember that float-up Tavern in the canal? Mmmm

  3. Bob VandeVusse
    Bob VandeVusse says:

    Wish I could be there. Anyone that does go should definitely take a side trip up US 460 as far as Wakefield and hit the Virginia Diner. You will not find better peanuts anywhere in the WORLD!!

    • WoodyGal
      WoodyGal says:

      You could get an lifesize inflatable “Jim”, sit him in the shop wearing shorts & a T-shirt. Then you would get points & a trip to Mariners! Or better yet, put him In that new tuxedo & stand him, you, by the front door. Her family will be so impressed they won’t care if you don’t talk to them. I have an empty lake house where you can hide out if your inflatable isn’t convincing.

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    peanuts hell…’s the HAM man, the HAM, you will have to drink a gallon of water after….but what HAM.
    No one has contact me today….? You folks need to get signed up for this neat event.

    John in Va.

  5. Al Benton
    Al Benton says:

    Hey John, if we go up to see Ryan’s cruiser on Sunday maybe we could stop at the Virginia Diner for some of that HAM you brag about and the Peanuts that Bob speaks of.

    Come on folks, sign up and join us. This is a great opportunity to get “UnPlugged” and have fun with (or of) us!!!

  6. Don Nelson
    Don Nelson says:

    I will be working a Holiday Lake Home tour during our first snow event of the season. I look forward to your many pictures and descriptions of the Mariners Museum staff and facilities.

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