USS Estes Association Reunion
October 5-8, 2006 - Branson, MO

We strongly encourage early arrivals to Branson as it offers a wealth of diverse entertainment.
Branson has over 100 world-class shows, championship golf courses, numerous lake activities, and great shopping.

The Reunion Schedule:

Day 1, Thursday, October 5, 2006
    Arrive in Branson, Missouri
  3:00 PM Reunion Registration Desk opens (early arrivals)
  3:00 PM Check in at the Branson Windmill Inn (formerly known as Cobblestone Inn
  3:00 PM Hospitality Room opens
  5:30 PM Welcome reception
  6:30 PM Pizza Party in Hospitality Room provided by the USS Estes Association
    Dinner on your own
    Evening activities at your leisure

Day 2, Friday, October 6, 2006
    Continental breakfast at the hotel
  8:00 AM Hospitality Room opens
  9:00 AM Motorcoach departs for the Lowe Family of Utah
  10:00 AM Enjoy the Lowe Family of Utah Show
  12:00 PM Motorcoach departs for the McFarlains Restaurant at the IMAX Complex
  12:30 PM Lunch on your own at the McFarlains Restaurant
  2:00 PM Return to lodging
  4:30 PM Motorcoach departs for Veterans Memorial Museum
  5:00 PM Admission to the Veterans Memorial Museum
  6:30 PM Motorcoach departs for the Showboat Branson Belle
  7:00 PM Memorial Service with Color Guard
  8:00 PM Showboat Branson Belle Dinner Show Cruise

Day 3, Saturday, October 7, 2006
    Continental breakfast at the hotel
  8:00 AM Hospitality Room opens
  9:00 AM Business Meeting at hotel
Day's activities at your leisure
  5:30 PM Group Photo at hotel (one copy per couple included)
  6:00 PM Cash Bar at hotel
  7:00 PM Banquet Dinner
Choice of Prime Rib, Chicken Mediterramean or Vegetarian

Day 4, Sunday, October 8, 2006
    Continental breakfast at the hotel
Depart per your schedule

Branson, Missouri

To Make Reservations: Use Online Registration Code 60058 (in Event Registration) at If you have any questions, please call 1-800-877-8687, ext 0 and ask for a reunion assistant.
     NOTE: Deadline for reservations is September 5, 2006. Any late reservations made will be at a rate increased by $25 per person above the published flyer rate. Any reservations requested after this date will be made on an "if available" basis. Final payment deadline is September 5, 2006.

Reservations: Package price includes 3 nights lodging, all shows, attractions and meals and all applicable sales tax and gratuities listed in the Reunion Schedule, except those that are on your own or optional. Price also includes motorcoach transportation to scheduled events where noted in agenda. Early registration package price per person based on two people in a room is $329.00, one person in a room is $424.00, three people in a room $299.00 per person and four people in a room $283.00 per person.

Extra Night(s) Stay: A nightly room rate of $74.00, including sales tax will be honored for early arrival and late departures of up to three (3) days prior to reunion and three (3) days following reunion. Reservations must be made through Branson Hospitalities to secure this rate and to ensure that your lodging is in the general area blocked for your reunion group.

Activities Only (those staying in their RV/Campground/Timeshare and etc.: $220.00 per person for anyone NOT staying at the Cobblestone Inn.

Payments: A deposit of $50.00 per person is due when individual reservations are made. (Major credit cards accepted are: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.) If paid by check, payment must accompany the registration. If paid by credit card, balance will be charged on due date unless other form of payment has been received. The balance is due no later than September 5, 2006.

Cancelations/Refunds: All funds submitted, less $10.00 per person, are refundable up to ten (10) days prior to scheduled arrival. No refunds can be made for cancellations received after ten (10) days prior to scheduled arrival date.

Airlines: American (AA), Delta (DL), Northwest (NW), United Airlines (UA)
Connecting City Codes: Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFW), Memphis (MEM), Chicago (ORD), St. Louis (STL), Detroit (DWT), Cincinnati (CVG), Minneapolis (MSP), Atlanta (ATL).
Airport Shuttle Services: Round trip airport shuttle service from the Springfield/Branson Regional Airport is included for reunion members, if your reunion books the full package including hotel. YOU MUST CALL 1-800-877-8687, ext. 0 IN ADVANCE (at least two weeks) with your airline arrival/departure times. NOTE: The airport is approximately 1 1/2 hours transit time from Branson by shuttle due to mountain milage.

Car Rental Agencies:
Avis Rent A Car   417-865-6226   800-831-2847            Hertz Rent A Car   417-865-1681  800-654-3131
Budget Rent A Car   417-831-2662   800-527-0700   National Car Rental   417-865-5311   800-227-7368
Enterprise Rent-A-Car   417-866-0300   800-736-8227   Thrifty Car Rental   417-866-8777   800-847-4389




Room & Activities Package Per Person
Early Registration Prices Only!!
Two people to a room $329 each
Three people to a room $299 each
Four people to a room $283 each
One person to a room $424 each

Above includes room and activities (except those on own or optional)

Deposit: $50 per person due upon registration
Balance due on or before: September 5, 2006
Make Checks Payable to: Branson Hospitality
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and personal checks accepted




Lowe Family of Utah
A unique blend of classical, Broadway, 20's, 40's, 60's jazz, Irish, ballroom, clog, old time melodies, 6 part harmony, bluegrass, religious, Christmas, and a special military tribute. A refreshing variety with some of the most amazing instrumentals in Branson - All from one family!

Veterans Memorial Museum
A MUST SEE. Over 2,000 exhibits; the world's largest bronze Veterans Memorial sculpture, created by internationally known sculptor Fred Hoppe; over 50,000 names of US Soldiers killed in action, listed in alphabetical order on many walls of the museum. The listing covers WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf Wars.

Showboat Branson Belle
Cast off the rope for a cruise, food, and show reminiscent of the turn of the century steamboat, paddle wheel days. Board at White River Landing then sit back and enjoy the fabulous entertainment during the dinner cruise.

Branson Windmill Inn (formerly known as Cobblestone Inn)
Located at 2425 W. Hwy 76, Branson

The hotel is located right off 76 Country Blvd. and next to the Tanger Outlet Mall and Kids Country Park. Also, hotel is within 1 mile of 10 major shows and attractions. Reservations are to be made directly to Branson Hospitality. *** NOTE: 50% of all rooms not reserved by August 5, 2006, will be released back to the hotel. Make your reservations NOW!

Responsibility: Branson Hospitality, Inc., acts only as an agent for the passenger or traveler and therefore accepts no responsibility, in whole or part, for any delay, caused or not caused by any attraction, show, venue or carrier in the travel package, or for loss, damage, or injury to person, or property, by known or unknown reasons. Charges due to unforseen circumstances may occur that are beyond the control of Branson Hospitality, Inc. Should substitution become necessary, Branson Hospitality, Inc. shall endeavor to make a substitution of an equal or greater value. If substitutions are of a lower value, a refund will be issued.

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