I enjoyed camping and get togethers with family and friends last year. Here are some pics.
Teardroppers of Oregon and Washington (TOW) had over 50 trailers show up at the Spring Fling Gathering. It's a fun time of camaraderie, entertainment, and lots of good ol' dutch oven cooking. Our teardrop is on the far right. (May 09)
Hubby John at Cabe's Cove Demonstration Grist Mill in The Great Smokey Mountains National Park, TN. (June 09).
Camping at Pearrygin Lake State Park (Winthrop, WA). Brother Kyle, Sister-In-Law Mary, Hubby John, and Suanne (me) in the background with our teardrop trailer. (picture from The Arys Blog, July 09)
Brother Gary modeling his seaman's garb in preparation for he & wife Mary's over-night journey on a tall ship, from Anacortes to Roche Harbor, WA. (July 09)
Mary and Gary on the tall ship, "Hawaiian Chieftain" on their way to Roche Harbor, WA. (picture from The Arys Blog, July 09)
Grandson Jasper and I on the ferry on our way from Anacortes to Friday Harbor to meet up with Gary & Mary at the Pig War Encampment (reenactment) at Roche Harbor, WA. (July 09)
Grandson Jasper & I on the tall ship "Lady Washington," anchored in Roche Harbor. (July 09)
Suanne and Mary kayaking on Deception Pass, WA. Launching from Deception Pass State Park, we timed it so we rode the tide under the bridge, and then took the changing tide back to the beach. (Picture from The.Arys Blog, July 09)
Me & brother Gary on Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA. (pic from The Arys Blog, July 09)
Me and Mary at Cape Flattery, the northwestern most point of the contiguous US. (pic from The Arys Blog, July 09)
Rex, Gary and Mary's malamute, poking his head out of the slider of their 5th Wheel. To the right is our teardrop trailer where brother Kyle and Debbie stayed the week before. They are parked in our side yard in Fall City, WA. (from The Arys Blog, July/August 09)
Gary and I at Multnomah Falls, Oregon. (pic from The Arys Blog, Sept 09)
Gary, me the the background, camped in Welches, OR. Their 5th Wheel, and my Prius "RV." (pic from The Arys Blog, Sept 09)
Mary & Gary overlooking Yosemite Valley. (Oct 09)
Rex, Mary and Gary's malamute, at a campground at Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park. Rex went to doggie heaven in December. I will miss him. (Oct. 09)
Gary near the arch in the rock, hiking with Mary and I at Joshua Tree National Park. (Nov. 09)
And now some non-camping family pictures ...
Grandson Luke's first birthday ... "Yum, that's good cake!" (Jul 09)
Grandson Lane, big brother to Luke, at Luke's 1st Birthday Party. (Jul 09)
Grandson Lane (the birthday boy) with step-daughter Echo holding grandson Luke. (Nov. 09).
Brothers Ray, Kyle and Gary taking a break at Kyle's 50th birthday party. (Nov. 09)
Gail, brother Glen's wife, a most gracious and hardworking Thanksgiving hostess for myself and all 4 brothers. (Nov.09)
Brother Glen carving the Thanksgiving turkey. (Nov. 09)
Debby and brother Kyle at Thanksgiving. (Nov 09)
In the back are brother Glen, Uncle John, Aunt Opal, and me, with brother Ray in the front. Aunt Opal and Uncle John are our last surviving aunts and uncles. (Nov. 09)
2009 was a good year for spending time with family.