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Aug 23rd - Aug 25th 2013 Newport Beach CA — Welcome to CM Orange County!  Friday, August 23-25 Friday Its all about the Beach--Enjoy Newport Beach, Balboa Peninsula, and Balboa Islan...

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Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Juan Capistrano
Newport Beach, CA USA

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Welcome to CM Orange County!  Friday, August 23-25

Friday Its all about the Beach--Enjoy Newport Beach, Balboa Peninsula, and Balboa Island.
In the morning, we will walk from the Newport to Balboa Pier, drive to the Wedge, explore the Balboa Fun Zone, and Ride the Ferry to Balboa Island. We may get in some beach volleyball and play some beach games if people would like to participate.
In the evening, we will head to the Crystal Cove Promenade for a quick, casual dinner and then head south to Laguna Beach for the Pageant of the Masters. Tickets for Pageant of the Masters are required to be purchased in advance, and start at $20/seat plus a $3 ticketing charge ($23 total). Please send me a message if you wish to attend and I will forward you the information on how to get your ticket.

Saturday... Walk Crystal Cove and explore the tidepools. We will have lunch at Rubys on PCH (it is the old historic Shake Shack, now operated by Rubys) which directly overlooks the ocean. After lunch, we will have some time on the water either kayaking or going on a Whale Watch boat ride (2.5 hours).. your choice which event you would like to do. Please message me for information as there are half price options right now if you reserve and prepay. Crystal Cove is a California State Park, and you can walk on the sand or if you prefer, there is a paved walking path with gorgeous views of the ocean and Catalina Island.
Saturday night dinner will be a casual luau where we can barbeque, socialize, relax and play some games.

Sunday: Mass at the San Juan Capistrano Mission (about hour south of us). After mass, we will tour the Mission and go to lunch at El Adobe. Sunday afternoon we will go back to Laguna Beach and go to the Sawdust Festival, and peruse the galleries and shops around Laguna Beach.

The Hotel details: The Ayres Hotel is close to the airport, South Coast Plaza, the Performing Arts Center, and the area Beaches. Please call to reserve your room as soon as you know you are attending. The hotel will only hold our block of rooms and honor the group rate until the end of July.
Ayres Hotel
325 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA.
* Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 714.549.0300 (please ask for the Catholic Match group rate ($109/night plus taxes).
*If you wish to arrive earlier, stay later, the Hotel Contact, Samantha said they would honor the weekend rate.
*The group price will only be available until the end of July, so please book early. Complimentary Hotel Services include a full breakfast buffet, homemade cookies, free parking, wireless internet, a fitness studio, 2 heated pools and spas, and an airport shuttle (if it is available it will take you where you wish to go within a 5 mile radius).

If you are planning to attend all or part of the weekend events, please let me know, so we have a good idea of counts, and also for reservations.

See you soon!

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August 16th, 2013 - Janet-62904 said:

I will be emailing everyone soon so you can make your Whale Watching reservation if that is what you wish to do Saturday afternoon. For those that prefer to kayak, you will not need to make a pre reservation... but please let me know if you have not already as I need to call them with the count the day before.

See everyone soon... wow... this is really happening!


August 9th, 2013 - Anita-496120 said:

Would have loved to attend but leaving CA on the 15th. hope it turns out to be a great time for all.


August 3rd, 2013 - Janet-62904 said:

Hello All CM OC Friends.... if you have not yet done so, please send me your choice for Saturday... Whale Watch (2.5 hours for $19 if you prepay, $39 if not prepaid if room available), OR Kayaking ($15 for 2 hours in the Bay if you prepay, $30 for 2 hours if not prepaid if room available). It is the High Season the last 2 weeks of August, so please let me know so we can lock in our reservations. I will then send you the information so you can call and prepay/reserve your spot. Thanks!!!


August 3rd, 2013 - Janet-62904 said:

Hi Mary Ann, Welcome to CM OC! Please send me a message on CM with the days and times you may want to 'day trip' and I'll respond with my best estimate of where we will be. We can then connect via cell phone that day. I look forward to receiving your message!


August 2nd, 2013 - MaryAnn-13412 said:

I'm local, Planning to be a "day tripper". Nevermind the paid activities, I would really just like to come out and hang with the group. Acceptable?


August 2nd, 2013 - Janet-62904 said:

For all those attending, please send me a message with your Saturday event as we need to make the reservations. Once I make it, I will message you with the information to prepay for your event (then you pay about 1/2 of the amount... also, this event is during the High Season here at the beach... everyone wants to come here the last 2 weeks of August). If you do not lock in your reservation for the kayaking or whale watch (your choide which you would like to do), it may get sold out.

Also, if you would please let me know what Sunday events (or all) you will be attending so I can also get a reservation, that would be greatly appreciated.

It's getting closer.... looking forward to seeing everyone soon!



July 18th, 2013 - Janet-62904 said:

What could be better than some fun in the sun at the beach with your CM friends... we are getting lots of views... come on down and sign up soon! It's going to be a good time for all!