Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Ryde Hotel

Tonight our yacht club has our first dinner meeting of the year. We are going to The Ryde hotel. It was built in 1927 at the peak of the prohibition era. It was one of the first places I learned about when I start boating in the delta. How many of the stories are true no one knows. The lower level of this hotel used to be a speakeasy, and there are rumors that it was once a bordello. I'm sure it probably was. You can read about the hotels history HERE.

Hubby and I have been here before both by car and by boat. It's a lovely old place with great food and lots to see. Some of our yacht club members are spending the night as Sunday I have my first Board of Directors meeting.

Our rear commodore wanted to do different venues this year and he's starting off very nicely. I'm looking forward to a fun evening. The theme is the roaring 20s. How appropriate. I hope everyone has a great weekend.
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24 comments:

  1. Roaring 20's? What a hoot! Will you be dressed accordingly? Because I want photos of that!

    Have a blast! I know you will! Big hugs :]

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  2. Sounds like you're going to have a fun weekend. I do hope there will be pictures to share come Monday :)

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  3. Sounds like you'll be having a fun weekend, interesting hotel.

    Interesting hotel, with a trapdoor and all. I guess we know where the whiskey came in. The Sunday brunch looked great, bottomless Champagne, and the rest of the menu looked great too, well enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Sounds like you'll be having a fun weekend, interesting hotel.

    Interesting hotel, with a trapdoor and all. I guess we know where the whiskey came in. The Sunday brunch looked great, bottomless Champagne, and the rest of the menu looked great too, well enjoy your weekend.

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  5. What a great way to sail into the new year.

    I'm sure a few stories may surface here.

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  6. Roaring 20's, that should be really good. The hotel looks really interesting and can't wait to hear more about that too. We know you will have a great time. Are ya nervous about your first meeting?? Take care.

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  7. Oh Oh OH! Do they have a ghost! You need to find out and blog about it!!! I love old places... that is awesome!

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  8. It is amazing how may great structures were built during the worst of times. Your evening sounds like great fun. Have a wonderful week-end.

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  9. What a cool way to spend the weekend. Just reliving the hotel's history alone would make a great outing. I'm going to the link to read the history.

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  10. sounds like my kind of place.good food and well....

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  11. That sounds cool. The only hotel around here costs $18/night and comes with it's own maid/whore. Continental breakfast extra...

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  12. Have a great time. If you see big Al, tell him we miss him in Chicago. LOL

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  13. Definitely want more photos! I know y'all will have a blast. Getting closer 'n closer to BC4. Just sayin'.

    Enjoy your w/e. Big hugs, honey.

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  14. Oh, I can only imagine the sorts of stories that one hears of from that place! And I would be willing to bet that they are all true!

    When I lived in Stockton I never got to see much of anything out on the Delta, I sure I wish I had but I'm just going to have to settle for you pointing them out to me now!

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  15. Going in costume? Can't wait to see the pics!

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  16. Cool! That place does have some interesting history!

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  18. awesome! Have a great time!

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  19. wow! you'll have a great weekend, am sure of that.

    Hugs

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  20. It sounds like a fun event with a fun crowd! Great to be starting off the new yachting year, and especially to have someone else doing the entertainment footwork, huh?

    The photo itself is really good! The boxy building and the old water tower are overwhelmed by the beautiful sunset skies and the reflection effect on the water. The palm trees are in excellent contrast and tell me the location is in a pleasant climate. It makes me really want to be there and see it!

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  21. Sounds like the Ryde Hotel could've had a dark past. Watch out for any guests carrying violin cases.
    BTW The comment checkbox thing has been removed as it wasn't working properly. Even I couldn't post comments

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  22. Sounds like an amazing hotel, with a rather interesting past. I hope you had a great time...

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  23. Looks like a beautiful place, and sounds like a great night. Did you get to dress up like the 20s?

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  24. Beautiful picture! Love the colors and the palm trees. Hope you had a great weekend, sounds like you must have!

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