This past weekend I found myself in Rocheport with 4 Aunties, my mom and 2 cousins. We gather each year in June. There are two rules: no men and no children. Of course we had a fabulous time. Our group grew this year to include Julie, my Aunt Marlis’ late husband’s daughter, my Aunt Linda and my Aunt Kathryn.
We left this message at the local coffee shop!
Mom won our contest for the most unusual picture. Didn’t she do an amazing job finding this subject?! My family loves, no L O V E S, taking photographs.
We loved this old train tunnel. Kandi, Julie and I took off through it at night (dusk) when it was quite scary. There was hardly any light at all and the only sounds were the fluttering of what we knew were bat wings and dripping water. No wonder Stephen King filmed a movie there!
The next day the old tunnel wasn’t scary at all, but of course we had to reenact the night before.
We thought these old stairs inside the tunnel were a perfect photo prop.
Julie and Kandis kicked off our weekend with a hilarious dance off. Kandi can really shake her can! She had us all jealous of her shimmy! Julie was officially adopted into the extended family after this weekend!
Kandis gave all of us tattoos!
Mom hosted a tea party for us! Everyone took turns reading their favorite poem. Aunt Linda’s hat still makes me laugh out loud. It was perfect on her. (left back)
Oh, and here’s where we stayed!!!! We had the whole house to ourselves.
I didn’t realize how much Kandis and I look a like.
We loved walking along the MO river.
It was a terrific weekend. I am glad my Aunt Linda and Aunt Kathy were able to come. I don’t get to see you often enough.
“Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you. So carve your name on hearts and not on marble.” – C.H. Spurgeon