ALR 146 Post Attends the VA Day out for Disabled Vets in Loma Linda CA

ALR146 - Oceanside, CA

HOTH - VA Hosp Fishing Excursion for Veterans , USMC USA USN USAF USCG USNG,
Friday 08 Jun 2012

Originating City: Loma Linda/Lake Arrowhead, CA

The Patriot Guard Riders and American Legion Riders have been invited to accompany 16 Veterans from the VA Hospital in Loma Linda to Lake Arrowhead, CA for a day of fishing on the lake and a luncheon provided for them. This event is being sponsored by the Skyforest Elks Lodge in Rimforest and the UCLA LACC (Lake Arrowhead Conference Center) in Lake Arrowhead. The Veterans will be picked up at VA Hospital in Loma Linda in vans and we will accompany them (approx 35 miles) to the docks at Lake Arrowhead where they will enjoy a tour of the lake and fishing for 2 hours, followed by a luncheon at Skyforest Elks Lodge in Rimforest (where we will join the Vets for steak sandwiches, burgers, etc.) and return to VA in Loma Linda.

Time table for Friday 08 Jun 2012
0500 - KSU from Denny's, 487 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054 (46 min to Temecula)
0600 - KSU from Shell Station, 29105 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590 (51 min to Del Taco, San Bernardino)
0700 - Stage & mission briefing Del Taco, 2649 S. Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA (5 min to VA Hosp)
0730 - Flag Line and KSU from VA Medical Center, 11201 Benton St., Loma Linda, CA 92357 (55 min to Woody's)
0830 - ETA Woody's Boathouse Restaurant Docks, 28200 California 189, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 (where Vets will obtain fishing licenses and board boat)
1045 - KSU to UCLA - Lake Arrowhead Conference Center, 850 Willow Creek Rd., Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352
1115 - KSU to Skyforest Elks Lodge, 26584 California 18, Rimforest, CA 92378 (for lunch)
1300 - KSU return to VA Hosp
1400 - ETA VA Hosp
Map link for this mission -

R/C : Charles Johnson
US Army / USAF Ret Msgt
S.E.R.E. Master Instructor
PGR Ride Captain / VFW / ALR146

Very successful mission, the Veterans were impressed with the Riders and the Road Guarding and loved the fishing on Lake Arrowhead, CA.

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