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Monterey Tour

Saturday, October 05, 2019, 8:30 AM until Sunday, October 6, 2019, 4:00 PM
Revival Road Restorations
160 Calle Del Oaks Unit A, 93940
Monterey , CA  93940
Pete and Susan Vasquez
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges


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V6 Ranch in Parkfield

Parkfield, population 18, is located in the coastal mountain range of Central California surrounded by rolling hills covered with oak trees and prominent mountains. The first settlers of this land were the Yokut Indians. White settlers arrived in the area in 1854 and were followed by a steady stream of homesteaders. By the turn of the century, quicksilver and coal had been discovered, and the hope for oil discovery had transformed Parkfield into a robust town of 900 people.

Parkfield's prosperity was, however, short lived. The quicksilver mines depleted and the coal mines flooded, eventually leaving only the homesteaders behind. They too ended up abandoning the area, unable to yield living off the land. Today, only a handful of ranchers and farmers remain to enjoy a beautiful and tranquil valley boasting four lovely seasons and bountiful wildlife. Thanks to the natural beauty with the help of the Varian family,

Parkfield has risen in popularity once again. Parkfield's claim to fame as "The Earthquake Capital of the World" has attracted geologists and earthquake enthusiasts for years. As you enter Parkfield, you will cross the San Andreas Fault. There are ongoing studies of what it takes to have an earthquake, carried by the United States Geological Survey, more than any other place in the world.

Tour Details

Pete and Susan Vasquez will lead an optional overnight tour in and around Monterey County and Central California. The tour will depart from Revival Road Restorations, 160 Calle Del Oaks, Unit A, in Seaside at 9:00 am on Saturday There will be a stop for a lunch buffet ~$16 pp at the V6 Ranch in Parkfield, Ca.

After the day's drive, we will reconvene for dinner at Turn 12 Bar & Grill at 6:30 PM. Turn 12 will do one bill per table of 8-10 people, so please bring cash to settle the bill with your dining companions. 

For those who'd like to stay overnight on Saturday we have a block of 12 rooms on hold at the Stargazer Inn & Suites on Munras Avenue in Monterey. The prices below include all taxes and fees:

• 8 Rooms with a single Queen bed - $188 per room
• 2 rooms with a single King - $199 per room
• 2 rooms with two Queen beds- $210 per room

To reserve a room, please call the hotel at 831-373-1337 and request a room from the "ARA Monterey Tour" group. Room reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. Unsold rooms will be released back to the hotel on 09/27/19, so be sure to book early!