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Lost Patrol Gathering 2012

  • 10/04/2012
  • 10/07/2012
  • Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Lost Patrol Gathering 2012
WHERE: Coeur d'Alene Resort, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
WHEN:  October 4-7, 2012 (3 nights)
FOR WHOM:  Any Ranger, any era, along with spouses or significant others
Lots of you guys have been to these Gatherings before. We've been doing this Ranger Reunion since 1997. We went to this resort in Idaho in 2008. It was great fun. They treated us like royalty. It is a magnificent resort on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, at the base of the foothills for the Bitterroot Mountains. I was up there 2 weeks ago. They just finished an extensive renovation project, and the place is awesome.
More Information: Room prices start at $99/night. That's 50% off their normal rates; if you want an upgrade no problem. There are several different types of rooms, just look on their website, and tell me what you want. You can have a room with either 1 King bed, or 2 Queen-sized beds. If 2 guys share a room, and upgraded room is pretty cheap. Upgraded rooms have a better view, and most have a small, private balcony with a little table & chairs (outside).
Getting there is easy. Fly into Spokane, WA. Then you can either rent a car for 3-4 days, or take their shuttle. The resort is approximately 35 miles east of the Spokane Airport. The normal cost per person, for the "round-trip" in the shuttle bus (airport to resort...then back to the airport), is $69 plus a $15 gratuity to the driver. We'll get this same service for $49 and a $10 gratuity. All of those arrangements will be made ahead of time. You guys with "military hop" privileges could also try to wrangle a flight into Fairchild AFB, which is right outside of Spokane.
I have reserved a block of 50 rooms at the discounted price. If you want to go, send me a check for $150, along with your room preferences. Of that $150, I'll put $110 down as a deposit towards the cost of your room. You pay the balance when you check out. The other $40 goes into our Entertainment Fund. That Fund pays for the cost of 2 adjoining Hospitality Suites which we'll have available 24/7 while we are there. It also pays for the "entertainment" we have on Friday night for 2 hours or so, as well as the 1st stocking of our Ranger Bar in the Hospitality Suite.
This resort has a full service spa...something the ladies really liked in '08. Think of it as a way to make amends for all the times YOU'VE rubbed them the WRONG way. We will have a dinner cruise on Saturday night, as we did in 2008. It was very enjoyable, and the food was excellent. One of my APL's (likely Wayne Getz or Jeff Pribyl) will be taking care of that. It cost us, I think, $42 per person in 2008. You will get more details on that from Rangers Getz or Pribyl, and pay them for the Banquet.
Any unfilled rooms in our "Block of 50" revert back to "Resort Control" as of Aug 24th, so get your rooms ASAP. I figure this will sell out anyways, and the resort will be full, so your chances of getting something at the last minute are not too good.
This is a non-smoking resort. You smokers can have your cigs and cigars on the balconies of the Hospitality Suite, or any private rooms that have balconies. We did that in 2008, and it was not a problem.
If you have questions email Dave Lukoskie at DCL55@msn.com or call at (916) 759-3444)
Send checks ($150) to him at: Dave Lukoskie 9618 Swan Lake Dr Granite Bay, CA 95746

The Coeur d’Alene Resort

The Coeur d’Alene Resort is a world class resort and hotel. Located on beautiful Coeur d’Alene Lake, The Coeur d’Alene Resort offers top of the line accommodations and amenities for social guests, golfers, meeting planners and meeting attendees.