Friday, July 24, 2009

The Final Hours

We took family pictures the final evening of the reunion. What a huge, crazy bunch!

Mom, Dad and we kids looking a little older.


The two Beverlys

The kids took advantage of the last chance to play with the cousins in a wild game of tag.

The view from Sunnyside House was stunning.

We laughed hard at the last evening's activity--improv games.

During the drive home the next day (which took about 16 hours), we stopped to get a picture at the summit just as Jim's family did when he was a little boy.

Our first attempt didn't work too well.:)

We gave up on a family photo.

The drive home was long but passed without incident. We're looking forward to next year's reunion adventure!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

We didn't see any ghosts but....

We had a great time exploring a couple of ghost towns during the family reunion in Colorado. We visited Silver Plume first.

My favorite was the old school house turned museum.

It reminded me of Plymouth Elementary where I attended K-4th grade.

We took a play break at the playground.

Appropriately, Margy posed in front of the post office.

I loved the old buildings with their false facades.

Great smells were wafting from the bakery.

We made our way to Georgetown next. Nathan and Maggie discovered an old safe.

The Hotel de Paris Museum was too expensive.

Family members explored the energy museum instead for free.

I entertained Maggie and Becca....

...except for that very short period when an ant and lady bug caught their attention.

The ice cream cone break was a welcome one.

Cami, Elly, the grandkids and I shopped at a rock shop for souvenirs. We passed a cool fire station on our way to find the others. We found a playground instead.

I went off in search of the rest of the family. I found a bunch at Hamill House Museum. I loved touring that beautiful Victorian home.

On my way back to the car, I passed an old jail and the post office.
I would have liked to have spent more time exploring Georgetown but it was time to head back to the condo. The grandkids (and their mom) were exhausted and I had dinner to fix!