Blue, White & Gold

Let’s Get Nautical!

April 5th, 6th & 7th, 2018


This year’s ACBS Spring Fling will be held in Cambria, California. Cambria is a wonderful little town with many interesting shops and restaurants. It is also close to Hearst Castle, the elephant seals, the beach, and many wineries.  We have a fantastic weekend planned for you.

First things First:  You need to get a hotel reservation ASAP.  We have 20 rooms reserved at Cambria Pines Lodge at varying costs.  These rooms go off reserve on March 6.  The rates are for double occupancy and includes a buffet breakfast. Each additional person is $10 per night (s).  All Saturday night stays carry a two night minimum. All rooms are non-smoking.  Rooms can be booked ​online​ at ​http://cambriapineslodge.com/grouplogin​ with the following group code and password. Group code: ACBS# Password: acbs   *Please note that group code and password are case sensitive and the code needs to include the “#” symbol, which is not present in the password.  Or book by calling  the toll-free reservations number (800-966-6490).

This is the hotel where we will have Saturday night’s dinner and the Sunday mornings meeting.

Other lodgings are available in the area.  We tried Trivago.com and put in Cambria, Ca for a listing of rooms.  If you use the map feature you can see how close they are to the Cambria Pines Lodge on 2905 Burton Drive.

Below is a brief itinerary for the weekend.  There will be more detailed information in the Western Wood, out at the end of February, and a second email on February 15.  We will also update the chapter website by March 1st with all relevant information.

Friday – Dinner in Cambria at The Cambria Pub And Steak House.  If you are coming via 101, then 46, there are a lot of wineries to stop at on the way.   We will have a map for you.

Saturday –9:00AM-  Hearst Castle Tour and movie – Noon – Box lunch – 1:30 – Piedras Blancas Light Station tours which lasts about 2 hours and includes a 1/2 mile of easy walking. Only 2 spaces left for Hearst Castle and the lighthouse tour is full, but be sure to call Sandy Chase (408-219-8353) to get your name on a wait list as they may be able to make room for more of us.  Bring your binoculars for wildlife viewing.   Dinner 5:30 at Cambria Pines Lodge.   Theme – Blue, White & Gold – Let’s Get Nautical, and a Table decorating Contest.  The February 15 email will contain more information on the contest.

Sunday – 9:00 AM Board meeting at Cambria Pines Lodge.

We will have a list of other attractions for you by March 1 or check out this wonderful MAP On-line:  http://welcomemap.biz/