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    George Marsh

    San Francisco

    Run to Babylon — April 19-22, 2018

    The Run to Babylon is returning in April. This 3-night, 4-day affair will overnight in Santa Cruz on Thursday, then on to Corte Madera for two nights. The featured activity will be Saturday night’s attendance (optional) at Club Fugazi in San Francisco for a performance of the musical comedy, Beach Blanket Babylon. More details and routes to be announced, but we do have motel room blocks set up now (see below).

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    Meet-Up: Denny’s, 12861 Encinitas Ave, Sylmar (Roxford St Exit)
    Caravan Departure Time: 8a.m.-ish (Arrive earlier if you plan to eat breakfast.)
    There are gas stations at meet-up spot — FILL UP
    Lunch Stop: Marv’s Pizza, Paso Robles
    Happy Hour Reception: Splash, on the wharf in Santa Cruz

    Caravan to Corte Madera
    Optional lunch at Hopmonk Tavern in Sonoma
    Wolfman’s Lair at Corte Madera Inn
    Optional dinner at Salito’s in Sausalito @7pm
    Dinner is open.

    Early Bird run to the coast through the backroads of Marin County
    Ferry ride into San Francisco
    Diner on your own
    Beach Blanket Babylon at 6pm

    Tickets for Beach Blanket Babylon are on sale now! We are planning to attend the 6 p.m. show on Saturday, April 21. Buy your tickets online — CLICK HERE.

    Don’t miss the hilarious Beach Blanket Babylon

    April 19 – Santa Cruz
    Sea & Sand Inn
    201 West Cliff Drive
    Santa Cruz
    Tel. 831-427-3400
    Rates: $199-$229 depending on room. 48-hour cancellation policy.
    All rooms overlook the ocean.

    April 20&21 – Corte Madera
    Best Western Corte Madera Inn
    56 Madera Blvd
    Corte Madera
    Tel. 415-924-1502
    Rates: $170 / 2 double beds or 1 king

    George & Kyra Marsh
    Dan Skorcz
    Kurt Bradley
    Eric Johnson +5
    Denis & Iris Calthorpe
    Richard & Tarri Rubio
    Nancy Homer
    Ellen & Casey Ramsdell
    Rich & Diana Larson
    Dean Breda
    Ken & Sue Green
    Craig & Cecilia Williams
    Frank & Carmen Urenda
    Michael Garcia
    Tom & Patti McMurry
    Storme & Greg


    Shadow and the Calthorpes, possibly the Wards from Bristol will join us.

    Two weeks from today it starts !

    1st night Santa Cruz – Sea and Sand Hotel


    Dan Skorcz

    The Wolf’s Lair will be open on Thursday and Friday


    Do y’all just drive up the major freeways, or take scenic twisties on this trip?

    George Marsh

    The first overnight during the Babylon Run is Santa Cruz. I think we’ll probably be taking a more direct route in order to give people more time to enjoy Santa Cruz’s boardwalk area. Of course, people are always free to choose a different route. There are few options that would offer more twisties. Hwy 58 between I-5 and Hwy 101 is an excellent road.

    Day two from Santa Cruz to Corte Madera is a nice scenic route.  On Sunday, the last day, people will leave for home on their own timetable, but I’m sure most will take I-5 south on that day.


    Count us in, I just made our hotel reservations for Babylon.  We’ll be staying at a Best Western in Santa Cruz instead, saving a few bucks and earning points.


    Are we leaving from the usual place in Sylmar on Thursday morning?  I can’t make Eric’s map bigger to see where the starting point is and my reading glasses don’t help.  Thank you!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by Diana.
    George Marsh

    Hi Diana,
    Yes, our meet-up for the day-1 departure will be at the Denny’s in Sylmar. Plan on having lunch in Paso Robles before continuing on to Santa Cruz. Hopefully I will be able to join everyone for lunch (as long as Eric doesn’t run out of gas again).


    Thanks George!  Rich and I are booked.

    George Marsh

    Just a heads up for those planning to attend Beach Blanket Babylon on Saturday, April 21.  Tickets are now on sale. See link in top post of this thread. We are planning to attend the 6 p.m. showing. Ticket prices start at $30 for the Rear Balcony. We bought tickets in the Front Center Orchestra for $65.

    If you missed it last year, it’s worth seeing. And if you attended last year, it’s worth seeing again, as there will be new acts in the show.


    Last year we met casually for dinner today Salitos in Sausalito on Friday night. This is on the harbor  great place with open windows to the docks and harbor

    I will post restaurant number later. If you are interested leave a message and we will see if we can get a couple of tables for anyone who wants to join the group. Dining around the Best Western in Corte Madera is mostly fast food unless you find a place for reservations



    Salito’s Crab House in Sausalito is a most excellent place.  General dining would be about 7PM. Make your reservations for 7:00.  6.2 mi south from Best Western Inn Corte Madera, south on 101, 12 mins.  No official club dinner but it was an excellent evening at Salito’s last year.


    Another excellent restaurant for dinner Friday night, 3.7 mi from the Best Western Inn, is the Buckeye Road House in Mill Valley.  Excellent place.


    My April work schedule came out and I have the days off!!! Hotel reservations have been made, show seating booked (side orchestra because center is now full) and event registration completed. Please add me and Patti to your list of attendees. I need the vacation.

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