We got back a few hours ago from a long drive across the great state of Oregon. We spent the weekend in Cascade, Idaho which is just across the border near Boise. It was about 9 hours driving but well worth it.
My aunt Arlene (Mom’s sister) organized this after too many years since the last family reunion. None of the family actually live near Cascade but they figured it was a good central location for everyone. We had family from Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Canada. There were about 30 people there over the course of the week but we only got there for the final weekend so we missed a lot of them. Luckily there were about 12 relatives still staying at the house and in campers at the house. We had such a great time visiting. It was nice to see the extended family members, young and old. And of course it was wonderful to see my mom and dad again so soon, we just saw them last month!
We spent the weekend relaxing and visiting, but we did a lot of fun stuff too. It was a very small town and lots of classic Montana-type things to do. It definitely took me back to my roots.
One of my favorite parts was going to the small county fair. We saw the livestock and heard the country music and I had a snowcone. The highlight was that my mom and aunt and I got our picture taken at one of those old-timey picture places. If you don’t know what I mean, check out the photos. Zach snapped a few while we were getting ready and then I took a picture of the final result. So awesome.
Besides the fair, we swam in the lake, sang karaoke, shot arrows, had a talent show, ate tons of bbq, played cards, sat around the fire, and caught a frog (ok, Zach caught it). I went for a run on the country road and Zach went golfing with my dad. I was awoken several times last night by howling coyotes. Oh, I got attacked by a thousand mosquitos which seems to be the theme of the summer for me! But it just means I’m spending time outside, so I won’t complain.
Lots of pictures, so here are a few and then there is an album linked at the end. Thanks so much for reading everyone! :)