Thursday, July 14, 2016

50th Anniversary Celebration

We debated how to celebrate our anniversary.  Here are ideas our friends are doing with their families:  community party, Costa Rica (2 families), Breckinridge CO, resort in Sedona AZ…1966 was a good year. 

We finally settled on a destination celebration, starting right here at home.

First, we were so pleased that all of our nine family members could get off work and celebrate with us.  It is no small task to pack everyone up and drive a little over 500 miles (Colorado family) and 1000 miles (North Carolina family) to our place.  But, what a treat for Dan and me.  We had beds for everyone & I hope plenty of food.

This celebration occurred over the 4th.  As per request from multiple grandkid—and kid--we manage to blow up a lot of fireworks.  It was hot enough that it didn’t take long for everyone to find our swimming hole below the house.  We managed to celebrate Dan’s and Evan’s birthday as well.

Then it was on to Lake of the Ozarks where Drue’s family has a lake house.  We were there for a couple of days, enjoying the water and just hanging out. 

Finally, on to the North Fork of the White River for a day of floating.  It was  beautiful on the river—even had a few sprinkles to cool everyone off. 

As usual, I have a slide show.  Sometimes it is easier to just let the pictures tell the story.   If you have an Apple product click either on this link or click on this picture and it will take you to the pictures.IMG_8810-1