2002

DATE

LOCATION

COMMENTS, PHOTOS, STORIES

January 25-27, 2002

Nehalem Bay State Park Northern Oregon Coast

A WetWesties' winter tradition, you can find photos from last year's smashing event in the 2001 calendar link above.

Go here for event report and photos.

February 16, 2002

February Brew Cruise (Portland)

Another regular event, this time at the Lucky Labrador Pub, 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, Or. (phone 503-244-2537) The time: 3:30 till ya feel you can't have anymore fun! Contact host Brian for information.

February 16/17, 2002 (President's Day)

Field Springs State Park, WA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO WINTER CLOSURE. CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR ALTERNATE LOCATIONS.

FSSP has great winter facilities, including many km of XC skiing trails, heated showers, warming huts and general snow play. Snow Mobiles are not permitted there either :-) Contact host Matthew for information.

March 08, 2002

Corvallis Brews Cruise

Fox & Firkin on 1st & Madison Ave., Corvallis, Or. The time: 5:00 pm till? Contact host Leon & Mary for information.

March 16, 2002

Seattle Brews Cruise

Jake‚s Ales (http://www.nwbrewpage.com/wapubs/JakesAles.html) 2318 S.W. 336th Street, Federal Way, Washington Tel: (253) 927-1288 The time: 3:30 till whenever! Contact host Stephen & Liz for information.

March 23&24, 2002

Othello Crane festival

Potholes State Park Photos Courtesy of Nancy and Harald. ....Contact host Matthew Pollard for information.

March 29/30/31, 2002

Farewell to Cris at Westfalia Acres

Directions will be posted soon! Contact host Susan for information.

April 27-28, 2002

Spring Meet XVII 2002 Western Washington State Fairgrounds Puyallup, WA

Contact hostDan / Information & directions

Saturday May 18th 2002 1PM-4PM

Wetwesties and Vancouver Wagens BREW CRUISE
Salmon Creek Brewpub
108 W. Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA

Contact host(dis)organized by Jeremy & Stephanie (360)992-1879
I5 from Portland/Sherwood/Salem/Drain: Exit off Mill Plain BLVD, go LEFT on
Mill Plain, go LEFT on Washington, LEFT on Evergreen and there you are.
I5 from Sea/Tac/Oly: Same thing, just go RIGHT on Mill Plain

June 7th/8th

 Maryhill State Park A Map of the park. Jim's Event Pictures, and some from Nancy and Harald.
Maryhill, WA

Contact host Lisa & Jim

Saturday, June 22nd.

NWVWC organized day run. Starts @ 9am from the North Highland Neighborhood Center. 3000 NE 16th, Renton, Wa.

Mystery run to 7 different Seattle region VW repair and/or parts houses. The run will end in Tacoma with a BBQ & show N Shine. $10.00 per car.
Contact host
Dan Simmons

July 12-13-14, 2002

Deer Lake Resort / "Chataqua Summer Celebration" arts and crafts, music fest , food fair, and all around fun festival.

Contact hostPete and Sallye
about 35 miles N of Spokane in E Washington in the town of Loon Lake. Specific directions in the works.

July 26 - 28

Juilianna's engine conversion.

The Location: Pro Audio (My brothers shop) 1290 Commercial Way Albany, OR 97321 541-928-2207 Directions: From I-5 take exit 233 (Hwy 20/Santiam Hwy) Head east on Hwy 20/Santiam Hwy Pro Audio is located on your Left (North) about a quarter mile from I-5 On the corner of Commercial Ave and Santiam Hwy

The party: Saturday, the 27th A barbeque!!! I will supply the meat, and veggie burgers. Probably some soda. If you would like something else, please bring it along! Snarky's is across the street, for those of you interested in a beer afterwards. We have the whole parking lot for camping, or I can find a campground for the evening for us to camp at. Let me know if you have any suggestions!!!!!!!

August 9-11, 2002

August Gathering at Westfalia Acres

Drain, OR

Contact host Susan for information.

August 15, 2002 /7-9 PM

An informal gathering / dinner buffett VW shindig

City of Vancouver (WA) Waterfront Park Waterfront Parking Lots East of Who Song and Larry's

Contact host Jeremy for information.

-August, 23-25.

Penrose Point State Park. Please make reservations online or by phone: www.parks.wa.gov or Phone 888-226-7688. We can park two to a space.$16.00 a night.

Directions: From I-5 in Tacoma take the Highway 16 Bremerton exit, that will take you over the Narrows Bridge. From SR 16 at Purdy: Follow SR 302 (Key Penninsula Hwy.) south through the towns of Key Center and Home. Turn left at Cornwall Rd. KPS (second road after crossing the Home Bridge). Continue about 1 1/4 miles, and turn left onto 158th Ave. KPS. Follow this street into the park.

Contact host Robert for information.

Sept.8-9

Catherine Creek State Park. Union, OR

6th WetWesties/Bus Pilots ReUnion. A WetWesties tradition, see previous years for photos. Contact Jim for directions and info.

Hobie's Seal Rock gathering.
September 21st, 2002

. The park is located on Hoods Canal, on highway 101 two miles north of Brinon. Fee is $12. The main event will be an oysters fest, chowder, sautéed, fried, baked, stew etc., etc.

You need a WA shellfish license, muck shoes, an oyster knife and a container for the shucked oysters as you must leave the shells on the beach. Low tide that day is 7:19 AM or 7:35 PM, so we should be able to get our limit, (15) per license, in time for dinner. For further info go to USFS website www.fs.fed.us/r6/olympic click on location maps, click campgrounds, click Seal Rock.

Sunday Sept 29th 2pm-5ish John Barleycorns Pub and Brewery (McMenamins)

14610 SW Sequoia Parkway (near I-5) Tigard, OR 503/684-2688.
The easiest way is to take the Carmen Drive exit, (the one just south of the 217/I5 interchange). Go west to the next light which is Sequoia Parkway and turn right. John Barleycorn's is down about 1/4 - 1/2 mile just past Home Depot.

All ages welcome! Event (definately dis)organized by Jeremy (360)992-1879 Jeremy’ email for directions and info.

October 13th: Oktobugfest
Oct. 12th Overnight at Dash Point

At the Puyallup Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington. 9:30am - 4:00pm.

Overnight is on the 12th at Dash Point State Park in Federal Way, Wa. with a 30 minute Carabus to the fairgrounds in the morning. Contact host is Dan . You can GO HERE for directions and info. No reservations are taken for Dash Point after Sept. 15th due to low usage levels after this date. So you just drive there and pick a spot and pay at the station. Thus the $7 reservation fee is avoided.

November 29 & 30, Thanksgiving weekend

Where: Champoeg State Park, South of Portland.

Directions: I-5, exit 278, follow signs to State Park activities: great hiking, biking. Near wineries that hold open houses that week-end; possible Dutch Oven cook-off for Potluck. Cabins available. Electric hooks-ups, $11 per night with camperbucks.

Contact host Bev Beam, Sherwood, OR

Sunday December 15th 2 PM, DeCEmBER BReW CrUiSE

Where: John Barleycorn's McMenamins 14610 SW Sequoia Parkway Tigard, OR 97223 503/684-2688
Event pictures and even more pictures!

DIRECTIONS: (From Portland I5) I-5 South toward BEAVERTON/SALEM. Take the OR-217/KRUSE WAY exit- exit number 292 - toward LAKE OSWEGO Turn LEFT onto KRUSE WAY. 0.14 miles Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto SW BANGY RD. 0.36 miles Turn RIGHT onto BONITA RD. 0.20 miles Turn LEFT onto SW SEQUOIA PKWY. 0.01 miles
Contact host
Jeremy Norris for information.