With family reunions on both sides coming up back to back, we decided to take the week in between and just stay on the road. Lots of miles put on the truck this past week. We started out on July 30 from home, headed about 4 hours away to my sister’s where she hosted a reunion. All told, only about half of the family was able to make it out this year (none of our children were able to come), but we had a good time.
Lots of sitting around and reminiscing:
Lots of stories - my dad is a wonderful story-teller and kept us entertained (he’s second from the left, sitting on the sofa):
Lots of cooking:
Lots of eating:
Lots of games:
We thought Bocce would be a good game, but the little ones thought the balls needed to be washed and carried them off to the sprinkler:
My 90-year-old aunt joined us for part of the weekend:
We left from there on Monday morning, to do another 6-hour drive to spend a few days with our children in Calgary. The usual 6 hour drive became 10, as we negotiated past an accident scene (all cleaned up by the time we got there), and through construction zones (nobody working, but still slower going).
DH was the cook of the venison burgers provided by DS1:
And we all enjoyed the bounty:
Back to my sister’s home for a night (only took us 8 hours this time), then on to a campground much closer to home – about 5 hours driving - to spend a weekend with DH’s family:
The propane fire pit came in handy again – the campfire ban here due to poor air quality. DS2 and DIL were able to join us the first evening.
The rains came during the night and lasted all day yesterday – a relief from the heat and makes sleeping easier, but meant we sat huddled underneath our trailer canopies most of the day.
We’re headed home this morning, only about 1.5 hours drive, and we’re back to life as usual – for a few weeks at least until we head out on our next adventure.
Wishing you all happy traveling and happy reunions.