Monday, October 10, 2011

Beaver Lodge Tournament 2011

Every year Kevin's family have their annual family reunion and golf tournament.  The family is spread across 3 provinces and a different province hosts each year, making the travel more accessible to all.  It is a time to catch up with Aunt's and Uncles, distant cousins, to laugh and be merry and know that we are part of something so much bigger than ourselves.  We are linked to all these different people by a thread of DNA but every year they get together and remember those who have past and made them all who they are today.  I find it a truly amazing event to be a part of and I am so glad that my children are part of it too.  Unfortunately though, in the last few years the younger generations have not been appreciating the magic of this event.  The numbers are slowly dropping and the enthusiasm is waning.  It breaks my heart to see.  A plan was made this year to make the reunion every second year in an attempt to bring back the love.  I sure hope they succeed!! 
This year we travelled with Dave and Gail to the reunion which was in beautiful B.C.  It was held in Harrison Hot Springs, an hour outside of Vancouver.  We decided to head down early and visit Squamish for a few days.  We biked, we hiked, we shopped, and we watched the local Squamish Days Logging Sport event.  It was wonderful and very entertaining.  It is a beautiful spot.  On our trip home we stopped overnight in Rock Creek and tubed away the afternoon.  It was really fantastic to have that time with my in-laws as well.  They are great with the boys and fun to travel with.  It made for a memorable trip that we hope will continue to happen in the future. 

Shannon Falls

Dad, how do you skip rocks??

Oh, like that huh?!

Tubing at Rock Creek

Our final night together sharing a beautiful dinner prepared by the hosts

Auntie Melrose makes the best chili - right dad?!  Auntie, Harry really is your number 1 fan!!!

Our new ride and 'trailer' - I feel so grown up!!!


Happy days!!!

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Stacey, this looks like a really fun holiday with family, swimming, food and all that other great stuff. Kind of like what we had planned.... hahahah!Canada is so beautiful. Sam has such an awesome throwing arm - he must get it from you of course. It's a shame those "young people" are slacking off; my cousins are the same, never turning up to Christmas lunch anymore or bothering to attend family events. It's sad, isn't it. There is a lot of comfort to be found in blood ties. And fun! Oh well, I guess "friends are the family we choose for ourselves." Let's talk again soon!! xoxo Hope you're taking care of yourself. Love heaps, Cath.