I am sooooo excited, I am going to my family reunion. We have it every year the Sunday before Labor Day, in a park in Ohio.
Last year, I saw all my uncles and aunts, and they were really aging, I don't want to miss anymore reunions. It is a super long drive, and no direct flights, the only ones were $600ppx4=NFW! So, we rented a luxurious minivan to go up. The hotel allows dogs, I just hope the dog won't barf all over the car!!
We bring an echange gift, and food (I/m baking a few loaves of Zucchine bread, b/c I just don't know how I can re-heat a big dish if I made lasagna or something. And some blueberry muffins.
The best part of the day will be seeing all my dad's family. Thesed people are the most genuinely warm, kind, and loving folks I know, I just wish I had been closer all these years to get to know them so much better.
My Dad's dad had 13 children with his first wife, she died (any wonder?) then he re-married and had another 13!!! Can you imagine all the cousins I have? It is really the coolest. We also have an on-line family tree, and BB, so we can post messages to each other.
(PS, any of you in Ohio, if ya wanna come on out, pm me, and bring food!)