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USS Bergall SS 320
 
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Calling All USS Bergall Crew,
Family and Friends!
(Now why does that guy look familiar?)

The 2017 USS Bergall Reunion will be in Nashville, TN !

Confirming list for the crew attending
(check for friends attending or let us know you're coming so we can add your name)

Do you enjoy this site?  PLEASE JOIN AND SUPPORT
THE USS BERGALL ASSOCIATION !

WHEN: Thursday Sept 28th - Sunday Oct 1 2017
WHERE:

GuestHouse Inn & Suites Music Valley
2420 Music Valley Drive

Nashville, TN  37214
(
615) 885-4030

If you have any issues making reservations, our sales contact is Dick Redman.
extension 161  

We have a block of 40 rooms at $93 + taxes per night Thurs-Sat.
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling 615-885-4030

The hotel does have an airport shuttle that runs 7am-10pm.  Please ask the hotel
for more details when making reservations.

The hotel offers free parking for those coming in by car.

WHO: All officers, crewmembers, wives and family of the SS 320, SSN 667 and S_324 and
families and friends of shipmates who are "Resting Their Oars" are also always welcome.
HOSPITALITY SUITE:

The Bergall Hospitality Suite has always been a hit...
so we will have one available Thursday through Saturday.

Please bring sea stories and liberty lies to share and enjoy.

Financial donations to support the Hospitality Suite are always welcome.
Cost to provide snacks and drinks is approximately $1500-$2000 for a reunion and
not covered in any fee, just through donations.
BERGALL FAMILY
DINNER

September 30 2017 (Saturday)  Time 6pm
Banquet Room at the GuestHouse Inn & Suites Music Valley

Banquet details:

Guest Speaker:  Tony Rollo - Producer & Director of Submariners: The Men of the Silent Service

Menu:
London Broil in Peppercorn Sauce
Apple Almond Stuffed Chicken
Tossed Garden Salad with dressing assortment
Rosemary Smashed Potatoes Garlic
Green Beans Almandine
Double Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberry or Lemon Crčme Layer Cake

Pricing:
Non Member - $40 per person / $80 per couple
Assn Member- $37.50 per person / $75 per couple

Silent Auction:  We had great auctions in New Orleans and Charleston, and we will have one in Nashville
as well. Please consider bringing something for the auction. Could be a piece of Navy memorabilia, or could
be something from where you live, like a bottle of wine, cookbook, etc.. We started this two years ago with about
a dozen items donated, and last year probably had 50+ items donated.
Any questions please email me at bwaller@bergall.org. If you are unable to attend, but want to donate something,
we can make that work as well.

Advance contributions to the hospitality room are also greatly appreciated.

Mail to:
Bergall Association
9567 Bay Point Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518

If you use PayPal, Brian Daughtery can receive payments/contributions for
the Bergall Association at bdaugherty@bergall.org

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Banquet Guest Speaker:  Tony Rollo - Producer & Director of Submariners: The Men of the Silent Service
The annual Association business meeting will be on 9/30, prior to the dinner...
Expected to be in hospitality suite, but details TBD.

GENERAL
INFORMATION
CONTACT:

Bryan Waller MM1 (SS)
12010-2 North Pointe Lane
Holland, MI
bwaller@bergall.org
(616) 745-2923

ATTENDING ? E-Mail - Mike Brood so that we know when you are coming,
who will be with you, and if you will be attending the reunion dinner.
(See the top of the page and click on the attending page link)
   
THINGS TO SEE
AND DO !!!:
Downtown Nashville Transportation:  There is a third party van which will take you
downtown on the hour starting a 10:00am until 1:00am weekdays, weekends 2:00am and
return on the half-hour for $10.00 round trip
 

Nashville Area Activities

Gray Line Tours of Tennessee - www.graylinetn.com
Jim Sandman's wife, Kim, works at Gray Line Tours of Tennessee as a tour bus driver and was able to obtain a 10% discount on any tours for anyone with the Bergall Reunion in Nashville !   Those interested just need to enter "BERGALL" (all caps) in the promo code box online (www.GrayLineTN.com) if they sign up for a tour, or by calling 1-800-251-1864, just mention the BERGALL promo code.

Nashville, Music City – www.visitmusiccity.com

Nashville Maps – find the best of the city at www.wheretraveler.com

In and Around Nashville – www.inandaroundnashville.com

Old Town Trolley Tours – Nashville’s Best Sightseeing Tour.  www.trolleytours.com 

Nashville B cycle – Bicycle tour.  www.nashville.bcycle.com

Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery – Bourbon Tastings and Tours, open Tuesday through Sunday. 
www.greenbrierdistillery.com

Artisan Guitars – Not Your Average Guitar Store.  www.artisanguitars.com

Adventure Science Center – “voted best place to take the kids when it’s raining”. 
www.adventuresci.org

Nashville Zoo – Nashville’s #1 Family Attraction.  www.nashvillezoo.org

Opry Mills Shopping District – Over 150 stores and restaurants.  www.oprymills.com

Historic RCA Studio B – “Home of 1,000 Hits”.  Nashville’s only studio tour. 
At the Country Music Hall of Fame.  www.studioB.org

Ryman Auditorium – Original home of The Grand Ole Opry.  Daily Tours.  www.ryman.com

Grand Ole Opry – shows and tours.  www.opry.com

Belmont Mansion – Built in 1853 by one of the wealthiest women in America. 
www.belmontmansion.com

The Johnny Cash Museum – A walk through The Man in Black’s amazing life featuring the
world’s largest collection of artifacts, interactive exhibits, films and more.  www.cashmuseum.com

BelleMeade Plantation – founded in 1807 by John Harding.  One of the largest thoroughbred
horse farms in the South, covering 5,400 acres.  www.bellemeadeplantation.com

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage – Home of the People’s President.  www.thehermitage.com

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – www.countrymusichalloffame.org
 

Historic Franklin, TN area

Franklin, TN – Rooted in Americana.  Over 100 area attractions.  www.visitfranklin.com

Lotz House, The Battle of Franklin – Civil War Battlefield Tours.  www.lotzhouse.com

Arrington Vineyards – open daily with wine tastings.  www.arringtonvineyards.com

  A Local’s Guide to Nashville’s Neighborhoods
• Downtown – center of it all. Broadway Ave and 2nd Street are lined with honky-tonks, live music and excitement. The most famous are Legends Corner and Tootsies (it’s worth a trip to the top of Tootsies, inside gets a little too crammed), but the local favorite is Robert’s Western World. Check it out 6:30 – 9:30 Thursday – Saturday for the best house band in town. Local tip: don’t wait in line in the front of the bars on the “left side” of Broadway (the side where the aforementioned bars are). Go around the corner at Legends and up to the alley between the bars and the Ryman Auditorium – you will find back entrances to each bar and there is never a line. Fun fact: that gate you see behind the Ryman is where performers like Dolly Parton would exit between sets and sit down and have a drink at Legends or Tootsies with the locals before returning to finish a show.
o Must Do (you must go downtown): Visit Legends, Tootsies, and Robert’s. Wander around and let music pull you in to other spots. Have a bushwhacker (think a Wendy’s chocolate shake with alcohol) at Broadway Brewhouse. Eat at Martin’s BBQ (it’s the best in town). Tour the Ryman (the former Grand Old Opry). Visit any of the museums like the Country Music Hall of Fame or the George Jones Museum. And if you want upscale Southern Food, Husk’s chef has won best Chef Southeast.
• Germantown – just a mile north of the city is Germantown. This area is known for it’s restaurants and is one of the hottest areas in the city. Between downtown and Germantown is Bi-Centennial park – go for a stroll or check out the Farmers Market.
o Must do (if you end up here): Eat at Rolf & Daughters, City House, or Butchertown. Reservations are needed for the first two, the last is walk in only.
• East Nashville – a couple miles from downtown over the river is East Nashville. Think of this as “hipster-ville” – a lot of divey but good bars and some excellent restaurants (especially in the center called 5 points).
o Must Do (if you end up here): if you end up here, check out no. 308 for some interesting drinks and décor. Afterwards walk around 5 points (you can grab a bushwhacker at 3 Crow Bar). If you like spicy foods, eating Nashville Hot Chicken is a tradition. One of the best in the city, Pepperfire, is on the East Side. The original, Princes, is not too far past that but you could end up waiting and it’s not in the nicest of areas. The other and most popular is Hattie B’s, which is in Midtown but usually has an hour wait.
• The Gulch – less than a mile from downtown to the west, this little district has some great restaurants and hotel bars.

Must Do (if you end up here): Station Inn has the best bluegrass bands in the country, the Thompson hotel has the best rooftop bar and view of the city, Arnold’s has the best meat and 3 in the city (despite all of the Chicago and NY upscale spots that have opened up, this is still regarded as the “best” restaurant in the city), and there are a series of breweries right up the street (I recommend doing a tour at Yazoo, one of the original of now 23 – ask if Neil McCormick is there and he’ll be happy to answer any questions).
• West End – a couple miles west of downtown sits Vanderbilt University, and around it are various restaurants and businesses. You could tour the university or go for a stroll through Centennial Park and visit the Parthenon, the only exact replica of the Parthenon from ancient Greece.
• Midtown/Demonbreun street – between Vanderbilt and the Gulch sits two “neighborhoods” that blend together. A lot to eat and drink here.
o Must Do (you should see what makes Nashville famous): Drive up 16th and 17th avenues – these are known as “Music Row” and is where a lot of the Nashville music is produced. Hattie B’s Hot Chicken is here too, but expect a wait. If you like cocktails, have a drink at the Patterson House (no reservations, leave your name and wonder around). And if fine dining is your thing, grab a reservation at The Catbird Seat.
o Note: Hillsboro village is at one corner of Vanderbilt and is a few blocks long. Nice quick eat spots, shopping, and the Belcourt Theater is a locally supported theater that plays indie movies.
• 12th South – like Germantown, this is one of the hottest areas in Nashville. Restaurants line the street for about 5 blocks. Favorites are Josephine, Mafiozas, 12th South Tap Room, and Urban Grub.
o Must Do (if you end up here): Get a scoop or 3 from Jeni’s ice cream. Originally from Ohio, this is the best ice cream out there, bar none.
• Other
o See a live show – it’s Music City, after all! If you want more than what you get on Broadway, the following places are great spots to watch a live show. Ascend Amphitheater, The Basement, The Basement East, The End, Exit/In, the Ryman, Third Man Records. Check the website for each and see if anything sounds appealing!
o Have one of the best breakfasts in America: Loveless Café. It is 25 mins west of the city and is typically a 1 to 1.5 hour wait, but it is worth it. The biscuits and preserves are the best in the world (they beat Bobby Flay in a throwdown episode and have been featured everywhere), and although ABC called it one of the best breakfasts in America, the country fare spot also serves lunch and dinner. Everything is delicious.


Click here for the reunions file index for the USS Bergall
 Click here for the home page for the
USS Bergall SS 320
 
Click here for the home page for the USS Bergall SSN 667