Angel Island 4th of July 2013

The stunning view from Angel Island – San Francisco and her fireworks!

Co-high bidders at Angel Island Conservancy’s (AIC) 7th Annual Angel Lights Countdown Benefit, Tony Abdulmassih and Bob Salk, enjoyed “picture perfect” weather for their amazing 4th of July overnight stay at the historic “Quarters 10,″ Camp Reynolds on Angel Island State Park (AISP). Tony accompanied by his wife Ruth, and Bob’s son Conner, rounded out the guest list.

It was a fabulous combination of staying overnight at the historic “Quarters 10″, a VIP tour of the island with celebrity television personality Doug McConnell, and a gourmet Multi-Regional Indian banquet prepared by AIC Board of Directors member and international designer, Sudha Pennathur with the assistance of her husband, Ed Messerly.  After dessert, guests were taken to a strategic spot on the island to watch fireworks exploding from around the Bay. Following this spectacle, guests retired to the comfort of cozy beds for an overnight stay in “Quarters 10,” the beautifully restored Victorian style officer’s quarters at Camp Reynolds.

Special thanks to AISP Superintendent, Amy Brees, who greeted the group; Doug McConnell for his colorful tour of the island; AIC Board member and AISP Docent Linda Moore for her input during the tour; Gary Morgret, Kristopher Carroll for the scrumptious hors d’oeuvres; and AIC Operations Manager, Jacquie Klose who coordinated the event.

This special overnight stay was won last year at Angel Island Conservancy’s 7th annual Angel Lights Countdown Benefit. You, too, can experience an adventure like this and others – provide us with your email or mailing address and we’ll send you an invitation to our 8th annual Angel Lights Countdown Benefit  - where attendees will have the rare opportunity to bid on adventures like this one!


Many thanks to Gary Morgret and Sudha Pennathur for sharing their photos from the adventure!

4th of July Angel Island 2013

The group arriving at the island.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Connor and Bob Salk, Tony Abdulmassih, Doug McConnell, Ruth Abdulmassih and Linda Moore – touring the island, enjoying the breathtaking view of the Bay Area like no other!

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Exploring the grounds of the Immigration Station.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Cocktail hour… the perfect start at the end of the day.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

The group enjoying the evening on the porch of Quarters 10 – life doesn’t get much better than this!

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Ed Messerly, Kathy Taft, Amy Brees – AISP Superintendent , Sudha Pennathur, Kristhoper Carroll, and Gary Morgret busily cooking while the group is on tour.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

A festive 4th of July table.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Sudha Pennathur seeing to the final details.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Enjoying the feast!

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Gary Morgret and Kristopher Carroll – in the spirit of the 4th!

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Tony Abdulmassih, Connor and Bob Salk.

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Let the fireworks begin!

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

A blast of fireworks from San Francisco.

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Quarters 10 all a glow in the night

 

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

Sunrise, the deer venture out onto the parade grounds of Camp Reynolds.

 

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

And then, there was breakfast…

Angel Island 4th of July 2013

The adventure comes to an end.

 

About Quarters 10, Camp Reynolds

With concern mounting over threats to the Bay Area from Confederate sympathizers and naval forces, the federal government established Camp Reynolds. Officer’s Quarters 10, was first built and lived in on Yerba Buena Island, then later disassembled, barged over to Angel Island and reassembled. It was restored to its former glory by Dr. Robert Noyes and his wife Mary who spent months living in a tent on the grounds until they could stay in the quarters while they continued to lovingly restore it. Following are views rarely seen by the public.


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