Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Family Reunion

In mid-July, my family began arriving from all over the globe. Mom, Dad and Mark arrived on July 15th, after driving from Michigan. John, Tatiana and Calista arrived on July 17th after an even longer drive from Washington D.C. Then, on July 19th, Dan, Margaret, Caleb and Anneke arrived from Fort Collins, Colorado. The reason for the gathering was to celebrate our parents 40th wedding anniversary.
Our house turned in to a mini-hotel/campground for a few days before we all went to a beautiful lodge in the coastal town of Trinidad.
We spent our days exploring the local town, hiking trails in Trinidad and Redwood National Park, walking along the nearby quiet beaches and relaxing at the lodge. In the evenings we lounged in the hot tub on the deck of the lodge or sat around a roaring campfire in the midst of the coastal redwoods. It was a wonderful time! My brother John and I extended the reunion by backpacking on the Pacific Crest Trail for 10 days...


  1. Boy, even I'd hike, to be able to enjoy those huge, beautiful trees.

  2. I like the tents set up in the backyard, nice touch.