This afternoon Barbara, Dave and Dan made the hour drive from Petoskey, Michigan over to our campsite here in Aloha. It was so great to see them. They are our relatives from my brother, Don’s, wife’s side of the family. Dan is Debbie’s father, Barbara is Debbie’s sister and Dave is Barbara’s husband and Debbie’s brother-in-law. Dan is 96 years old and is still spry, sharp as a whip, and loves telling jokes and puns. I want to be like him when I grow up!
It had been about three years since we all had been together. It was during Debbie and Don’s daughter’s wedding. Sarah, their youngest daughter, married John near Cherry, New Jersey and we all made the trip to attend. It was a great wedding with all kinds of fun events planned over a three-day period. Time sure flies by, doesn’t it?
We have such wonderful relatives as it seems no matter whom we see, they are all so warm, kind and friendly. What a great extended family we both have.
Barbara had brought a fresh fruit plate with a Cool Whip and yogurt dip she had made along with chocolate covered nuts and pretzels to share. We had prepared another fresh fruit salad but we all decided to dive into the fruit plate and chocolate. Yum!
The afternoon just flew by and before we knew it, it was time for Barbara, Dave and Dan to leave. After hugs and kisses all around, we waved our goodbyes. What a great time we had and we returned to LeuC knowing that we both are very lucky to have such a great extended family. Whoo Hoo!
Tomorrow we will just be taking it easy, resting up from the last two days that included a boating adventure with old friends and then this fun visit by relatives. Then, on Saturday, we will be driving a few hours south as we start our southernly journey to Lansing Michigan. We need to be there by mid-August so that we can attend my 50th high school reunion.