Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Tradition

My Uncle John and Aunt Mary put on quite a production every Labor Day weekend. They have a great piece of land about 45 minutes away from us that they have shaped into their own. Every year there is a neat addition that they have obviously put a lot of work into. The log cabin, the pole barn, the pond, the landscaping--it's all gorgeous and such a nice place to visit. I can't imagine what it must be like to live there, coming home each night to a resort home!

This year my friend Katie was in town from L.A., so we wanted to get her reacquainted with the Midwest and there's no better way to do that than to go out to my aunt and uncle's. We got there late afternoon, setting up the tents while the boys got to work on catching fish. They absolutely love being out there, whether they're fishing, hitting golf balls up the hill or playing their version of pool. It's so much fun for kids and adults.

The green girls--Katie, Meredith and Lisa

The boys' version of pool consists of a free-for-all of rolling the balls to smack others in the holes. No pool sticks are involved. Somewhat good, somewhat not. Or maybe I should replace "good" with "safe."

There's a contest to see who can hit the ball closest to the pin up on the hill, over the pond. I should have done a better job of photographing the land so you have a better idea of what's going on!

Jimmy was just one of many successful fishers--Rosemary won with 15 fish caught!

Gracie had fun, that is, until someone gave Meredith a brownie and Mere started pushing Gracie around like she was her brother. Poor Grace!

Not too hard to put down three little boys who ran and ran and ran until they ran out of gas. Fresh, country air helps too!

Thanks Aunt Mary and Uncle John for another wonderful Labor Day campout!

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