on our drive hereon friday, kerry, austin, cedar and i left slc to drive up to pinedale wyoming...it's the start of our road trip! cedar did great...it took about 5 hours to drive there...nice scenery...we came for uncle mel's family reunion....mel is my dad's younger brother (89) and had decided about 6 months ago that we needed to get together...his whole family all have houses in pinedale...some live there full time, some part time....we arrived...went to mel's for a little get together and dinner..went to see bobbi's house...it's gorgeous....visited with cousins, nephews, nieces etc...tom and julie came, polly, jim and all of their kids except abby and her family...mel's side was...mari and chris, nancy and her kids, hawley and her family, bobbi and her family...mel and his wonderful mae...mae cares for mel and is a wonderful friend and part of the family....we're all lucky to know her...
today we went to see mari's beautiful home....it has a gorgeous view...then, we went out to mel's property where he has a lake...it's about 20 min. away from pinedale...he stocks his lake with fish...they have a little sort of shack where they set up the party...mel is alot of fun and you don't sit around when he's in charge! there were all sorts of games....frisbee golf, a pitching (golf) contest (the whole family are great golfers), a hammering contest, a fish pond for the little kids, a frying pan throwing contest! that was fun! trivial pursuit, people fished on the lake, caught a few....
clayton modeling his spiffy tie and hat
julie and tom
austin, kerry and cedar
singing after the treasure hunt
polly, me, and wren
hawley cutting up the fish
jamie going off to fish
nick with his cool hat that he won
mari, showing us all how to golfthen, he had a treasure hunt where we looked for the clues...then, had to follow the instructions....we ate, sang, visited, roasted marshmallows...then, they handed out the prizes...the winners got cute little gifts...he gave us all a dollar for singing...gave away silver half dollars for a drawing that they did....he gave all the girls necklaces...all the guys got ties...and they were funny...flag tie, bear tie, football ties...then he gave the little kids flashlights and some of them got pocket knives...it was a fun time...mel, mae, and his girls did a lot of work to pull this off...it was great fun and best of all we got to reconnect with our family!