This was all about getting as many pictures on this 2 pager so that I could capture the feeling. I took a lot of photos. So as to not overwhelm the photos I kept the pp to the bare minimal. Journaling is taken from the Web for page 2.
Journaling Page 1 - After our tour we came back to the main building. It was getting later and the café would close at 3 so we decided to get a quick bite. The Cubi Bar Café is open daily and serves soups, salads, deli sandwiches and dessert. I had the CUBI QUESADILLA – a panini grilled flour tortilla filled with cheddar cheese and seasoned chicken. It was served with homemade salsa, sour cream, Garden Salsa chips and a side of roasted corn & beans. Dennis had the HALF AVIATOR’S CHOICE & CUP OF FRESH SOUP. His choice was half a turkey sandwich with chips, and chicken noodle soup.
Page 2 - Opened in 1996, the Cubi Bar Café is not only a restaurant, but a popular Museum exhibit! The Cafe’s decor and layout duplicates the bar area of the famous Cubi Point Officers’ Club that was a major source of enjoyment for Navy and Marine Corps squadrons, ships and units as they passed into the Western Pacific.
For nearly 40 years, the NAS Cubi Point Officers’ Club, in the Republic of the Philippines, was a marvelous mix of American efficiency and Filipino hospitality. The club was especially famous for its Plaque Bar, where transiting squadrons retired old plaques and commissioned new ones to commemorate each WestPac tour. The tradition of placing plaques in the O’ Club bar was started during the Vietnam Conflict and endured until the closing of the base in 1992.
When the original officers’ club was closed in 1992, the thousands of plaques that adorned the walls of the club as tokens of thanks were packed up and sent to the Museum to be placed as they were when the Cubi Club was closed. The legacy of this Cubi Bar brings back many memories to aviators whose squadron plaques decorate the walls.