Sunday, August 16, 2015

Vacation 2015 - Photography and Journal Review - Messer Reunion Weekend in Michigan

I have decided to share some of my written and photographic journal from 
vacation 2015, Messer Reunion and trip to northern Michigan.

It was another epic adventure and this post is only the beginning, 
as I will post quite a few entries over the next few weeks... 

 July 30 - August 3 - 2015

Camper loaded, dogs at grandma's house living the cush life, 
and we are on the road by 7:05 a.m.
Heading north to meet up with JC's parents at 
a Mc D's for coffee before starting the journey north... 

This first part of the journey is spending a long weekend in Gladwin, MI 
celebrating this year's Messer Family Reunion. Family members from Michigan, 
Wisconsin and Indiana are headed there to have some fun and celebrate family! 
We entered MI at around 10:15 a.m.

We had a few stops to make before getting to reunion grounds, Jay's Sporting Goods 
and General Jim's Surplus Store. Found some neat items to take home! 

We pulled into reunion around 4:30 p.m. and got a camper site under the tall trees! 
Wonderful breezes and family welcomed us as we set up camp.

Steve and Thalia's Camp sign

JC and I braved the mosquitoes to try and "shoot the moon."
This was my best shot of the evening before running for the safety of citronella candles!

I love to shoot wild flowers, I believe this is a purple thistle?!

We had 3 bikes packed. I LOVE my bike!

Ron and Oscar! Who doesn't love those ears! 

Grandma Candy and (the cutest baby in the world) Lirael

Cousin's Race down the sandy lane.

At the end of a fun day playing in the sand, a juice box is key. 

It was a great weekend, (approximately 100 family members present) 
with good food, music, campfires, crafts and visiting 
with family from WI and MI. We are truly blessed to be able to spend time with everyone each year as summer comes to a close. Always a time to look forward too! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow 10 family members! I can't even imagine! Looks like you had a great vacation.
    BTW love your Fox Flora...adorable.