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We have a fantastic week planned and can’t wait to show you our Texas-style American hospitality!

Day 1 Sunday March 5

Festivities begin in the afternoon with Registration and Meet and Greet at the luxurious San Luis Resort Spa and Conference Center, located on the seawall of Galveston. Come as you are in your travel clothes and catch up with friends you haven’t seen in years.


Day 2 Monday March 6

Begin the day with a southern-style breakfast buffet at the hotel, then put on your cowboy hats for a full day of fun at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the world’s largest. During the day you can explore the exhibit halls, livestock yards, incredible array of shops, food venues and drinks, or be adventurous and try the carnival rides. Wear your blue jeans and comfortable walking shoes for this day, folks! In the evening you’ll be a part of the largest rodeo crowd in the world, with huge live screens so you won’t miss any of the action. At 9:00 pm the rodeo arena becomes a giant concert stage for a big-name entertainer.



Day 3 Tuesday March 7

We’ll start with a free morning, then hop on the buses again and head to Space

Center Houston/NASA. Along the way we’ll stop and enjoy box lunches at a park, then on to NASA to enjoy the Space Capsule, Lunar Module, Rocket Park, and other exhibits. After NASA we will head to the Kemah Boardwalk for dinner. Enjoy walking around this 60-acre theme park built along Galveston Bay or, if you’re exhausted, take the early bus back to the hotel after dinner. Dress is comfortable casual again today.


Day 4 Wednesday March 8

We’ll enjoy another free morning today. You’ll need to rest and relax, because mid-day we’re off to the home of US National Captain Richard (“Pescadore”) Hoekstra and his Captive Traci for Texas-style fun! You’ll get a box lunch when you get there to tide you over. Later will be a fantastic barbecue and “country/western” dance, where you’ll get to brush up on your line dancing and two- step. We’ll have plenty of cold beer and spread out on the Hoekstra’s big yard, then take turns enjoying a drink in the Captain’s own pirate bar. Today is fun and casual dress - be a pirate or a cowboy, or just be comfortable!



Day 5 Thursday March 9

big southern-style buffet starts the day off. The National Captains’Meeting will then take place back at the home of the Hoekstras. Everyone else will have the option of either having the morning off or taking a bus into Houston to The Houston Galleria, an upscale shopping mall, for some shopping and lunch on your own, or exploring the shops and restaurants of Galveston’s historic Strand District. This evening is our big Gala at the San Luis! Come prepared for a fantastic evening of food, drink, dancing, and camaraderie, dressed in battle gear or Brotherhood formal attire.



Day 6 Friday March 10

We’re winding down the week now, with a big breakfast buffet and then a free
day. Optional visit to Moody Gardens featuring three main pyramid attractions: the Aquarium Pyramid, which is one of the largest in the region and holds many species of fish and other marine animals; the Rainforest Pyramid, which contains tropical plants, animals, birds, butterflies, reptiles, and a variety of other rainforest animals including free-roaming monkeys and two-toed sloths; and the Discovery Pyramid, which focuses on science-oriented exhibits and activities. Tickets are $60 but well worth it. That evening we’ll be having a Mexican dinner buffet complete with margaritas.



Day 7 Saturday March 11

This morning is a hearty breakfast buffet, with time to say goodbye to our Brothers and friends, until we meet again.

Thank you Houston!