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"Coastal Magic" Santa Barbara Train Trip - Important Notice

As many of you may have already heard, an unfortunate massive stroke has taken
my darling Robert Kinkaid, the love of my life, from me, his beloved family and friends.

Due to this incredible disaster & shock, I will most likely be unable to
attend the "Coastal Magic" Santa Barbara Train event.

The event WILL still happen and for those that wish to continue the trip,
the hotel will accept your reservations with you individually (see below).

If you wish to not go, Amtrak tickets that have been purchased
but "not yet picked up" are refundable. Unfortunately, if you have
already picked them up, they are "not refundable".

- Hotel Santa Barbara, Nadine Turner ... 805-957-9303
- Amtrak ... 800-872-7245

For any information regarding the Santa Barbara dances, you may contact
Jonathan Bixby at j.r.bixby@gmail.com.

Thank you for your understanding and support,

Join Michelle Kinkaid and friends for another exciting "magic" adventure ...

Dancers & Friends ...
All Aboard for a NEW Train Adventure
to Santa Barbara

"Coastal Magic 2010"

on the Amtrak Coast Starlight Train

June 25-27, 2010


Join us on the famous Amtrak Coast Starlight train as it winds it's way down (or up) the California coast along the ocean and through the mountains for a weekend of fun. View the scenery from the observation car, lounge car or from your reserved seat. Bring your own snacks and beverages or you may purchase a variety of items from the dining car or cafe/bar. (no smoking on the train - at stops only)
Northern & Southern California dancers -- Let's "meet in the middle"!

Once we arrive in Santa Barbara we will make our way from the train station just a few blocks to our beautiful downtown hotel on State Street (the main street of town). There is dancing both Friday and Saturday nights with Jonathan Bixby’s Santa Barbara Dance Group at the amazing Carrillo Ballroom. This newly restored 1914 historical ballroom is beautiful and it’s original sprung maple floor is simply heaven to dance upon.

This weekend is also Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice Festival with lots of festivities, crafts, food, entertainment and a parade down State Street (the main street) where we will be staying.

Santa Barbara is a lovely seaside town and offers many options for everyone. This is a perfect getaway for both dancers and non-dancers alike.

- Two nights deluxe Hotel Accommodations in downtown Santa Barbara w/continental breakfast included
- Friday and Saturday night dances at the beautiful Carrillo Ballroom
- Summer Solstice Festival & Parade in Santa Barbara during the weekend
- Group fun!

with optional (separate purchase)
- Round-trip train passage from serveral departure cities such as: San Jose, Emeryville, Martinez, Sacramento & Salinas to Santa Barbara aboard the Coast Starlight. Those in Southern California can ride the train up or even drive to Santa Barbara and "meet in the middle"!

PRICE (from)* Hotel Package
$243 pp/Double Occupancy (2 people in hotel room) 1 Queen Bed
$255 pp/Double Occupancy (2 people in hotel room)1 King Bed
$278 pp/Double Occupancy (2 people in hotel room) 2 Queen Beds
$486 pp/Single Occupancy (1 person in hotel room) 1 Queen Bed

Hotel and Dance package includes: 2 nights hotel room & tax @ Hotel Santa Barbara w/continental breakfast.
Dance admission for Friday and Saturday nights - purchase at the door (see below)

TRAIN Transportation
*Purchase Train portion directly from AMTRAK
Price varies depending on city, Discounts available: AAA & Senior (62+)
"Coast Starlight" Amtrak Train Fare (from San Jose) from approx $120 pp/RT
**Make sure you purchase passage on the "Coast Starlight" train and NOT on the Bus or other trains. The "Coast Starlight" is Amtrak Train #11 Southbound & Train #14 Northbound

Event Flyer
Registration Form (PDF)
Registration Form (Excel)
Roommate Search
Santa Barbara Dance Details
Summer Solstice Festival
Santa Barbara Wine Festifal
Weather website

Hotel Payment Due IN FULL by 5/20/10
Registration available after 5/20/10 on a space available basis only.
No Refunds or changes after 5/20/10
(for any reason)
Payment can be made by Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard), Check, or Money Order.
~Limited group space available ... book early~
Details & prices subject to change.

Friday Night Dance ... 8pm-12midnight
Welcome Dance with DJs Jonathan and Michelle and a "Magical Music Mix" of WCS, ECS, Lindy, Balboa, Night Club Two Step, Country Two Step plus some Ballroom (Waltz, Cha, Salsa, etc).
-Lesson: Carolina Shag Footwork or Balboa w/Jonathan Bixby

Saturday Night Dance ... 8pm-12midnight
Swing Music Mix Plus with DJs Jonathan and Michelle including WCS, ECS, Lindy, Balboa along with a blend of requests.
-Lesson: West Coast Swing w/Michelle Kinkaid

General Pricing (each night): $10 Lesson, $10 Dance or $30 All Weekend Pass (Fri & Sat)
*Special rate for "Coastal Magic" group @ $10 per night (speical group price & must be pre-registered with our group)

TRAIN SCHEDULE (tentative)
Depart Sacramento 6:35am
Depart Martinez 7:34am
Depart Emeryville 8:20am
Depart San Jose 10:07am
Depart Salinas 11:48am
ARRIVE Santa Barbara 6:17pm
DEPART Santa Barbara 12:48pm
Arrive Salinas 6:36pm
Arrive San Jose 8:27pm
Arrive Emeryville 10:02pm
Arrive Martinez 10:54pm
Arrive Sacramento 11:59pm

You should be at the train station approx. 45minuites-1 hour prior to departure.
The Amtrak trains leave on schedule. Keep in mind that Friday is a
commute day and you may encounter travel time delays due to road traffic.

Parking at all train stations is limited and is on a first come first served basis.
There is no secured parking and parking lot fees vary from station to station.
Make sure you verify that you can park for the entire weekend and pay the fee. You may need a special weekend permit ticket
It is best to call Amtrak directly for confirmation of parking lot fees and
answers to any train station or parking lot questions you might have.

Travel to the BART/Mac Arthur Station; then take Emery-Go-Round shuttle or taxi to Amtrak station Emery-Go-Round - Free Shuttle service from BART/Mac Arthur Station to Amtrack train station.
511 Transit - Public Transportation Trip Planning Website

Listed below are some airport suggestions that might be helpful for non-local Bay Area people
that will be flying into the Bay Area and staying overnight before or after the Train weekend.

1 - SAN JOSE Airport is closest to the San Jose station
2 - OAKLAND Airport is closest to Emeryville station

For event information and reservations, please contact
Michelle Kinkaid
Tel/Fax: 415/585-6282
Email: wcdancer@ix.netcom.com
Website: www.michelledance.com/Coastal%20Magic.html


All event details are subject to change without notice.
Last update: 5-18-10

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