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Tour de Rhododendrons


PCA - Diablo

Friday, Apr 5 — Sunday, Apr 7, 2013
Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve, Mendocino, CA

Registration closed April 1, 2013 11:59 PM on April 1, 2013 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends April 1, 2013 11:59 PM on April 1, 2013 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens January 15, 2013 12:00 AM on January 15, 2013 12:00 AM PST Registration runs from January 15, 2013 12:00 AM to April 1, 2013 11:59 PM

PCA Diablo Region Members,


Tour de Rhododendrons

Mendocino, CA

April 5-7, 2013

Hosted by LaVergne & Howard Thomas

Join us in a celebration of Rhododendrons.

Rhododendrons flourish in the cool air and acid soil along the California coastline. They bloom from February through June in a stunning array of color.  Mendocino Gardens, located between Mendocino and Fort Bragg, houses a spectacular display not to be missed.


Starting location: Solano Square Shopping Center, Benicia, CA

Start time: 9:00 am, Friday, April 5, 2013 – bring lunch or food to share.

The route will take us to Pt. Reyes station where we will refresh and regroup before we head up 101 to lunch at the Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve, weather permitting. (Alternate arrangements will be made if it rains.)

Friday Cocktail hour: 5:00 – 6:00 with Howard and Vern Thomas, feel free to bring an appetizer and drink, some wine will be provided

Saturday, April 6: 10:00 a.m., Mendocino Garden Tour: $7.50 (payable at location).

Saturday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. Group Dinner Silvers on the Warf (approx. $30/person plus drinks, tax & tip)  All meals on your own

Hotel Accommodations: Little River Inn, Little River; rates $179 w/ocean view,

$225 w/Fireplace; Please call for reservations at 1-888-INN-LOVE; code word “Porsche Club”

Sign up: for the weekend (2-nights) on   Deadline: April 1, 2013.


Contact Vern Thomas;

Route sheet to be provided at the start of the tour.

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Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve
Location Mendocino, CA
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