We kicked off the trip with a stop at Palouse Falls. Palouse Falls was not all what I had chalked it up to be in my mind, though it was beautiful and extra cool because it just kind of is in no-where land. We heard that a couple of days later someone fell off the side of the cliff and died. I was surprised how little the falls were groomed? (like no trail signs or fences, etc...). I don't think I would return again unless it was on the way to something. Don't get me wrong it was beautiful!
|It was really hard finding a spot to take a picture that still showed the magnitude of the falls.|
|Tyler and some kendama action at the falls|
|About 45 minutes from the falls we came across acres and areas of Rapeseed fields. I understand this is what canola oil is made of. It smelled amazing!!! Like fields of yellow honey!|
Our reunion was held in Cascade, ID. It took about seven hours to drive there. I picked this location because it was as close to a mid-point for all the Sherry clan. The cabin was great and was about a block from Cascade Lake. There were a few issues but the rental agency did a good job addressing each issue. Overall we were really pleased with the cabin.
|More information about the cabin HERE|
|It was great to have an area that we could all hang out in.|
The reason for the reunion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|Everything was pretty perfect, except for missing Alex. Can you see the hole where he should have been standing?|
|Lots of play time on the lake|
|Mila, Cali, Lizzie|
|Rue and Laura|
|Willie and Rue were just adorable|
|I'm thinking Willie might love his Daddy!|
|Rue was just a doll!|
|These girls had a great time at the pools!|
|Family testimony meeting after sacrament meeting that we attended at the Cascade Branch. Poppi and Ami and several others shared their love of the gospel and for families. It was a treat to be together!|
|Ami had lots of crafts and activities for the kids. They all LOVED it!|
|Uncle Luke is quite the entertainer!|
|I was the favorite Aunt for like five minutes when I showed up at the lake with otter pops. Nothing wrong with buying a little love!|
|Love these ladies|
|Baking soda and vinegar rockets|
|All the grandchildren minus Alex|
|Sure feel lucky to have them all in my life|
|Crazy dare following family pictures|
|All because two people fell in love...|
|This year Leah suggested having a My Favorite Things Exchange with the ladies - it was really fun to learn a little more about each of my sisters and mom plus come home with some loot JUST FOR ME! I admire each of these ladies.|
|The handsome men|
|A lot of lovin'|
|Lots and lots of spike ball|
|Tommy and Willie|
|My mom got all the grandkids matching shirts. They all looked so cute even if they were sleep deprived!|
I'm so thankful everyone made the effort to come to the reunion. The weekend was truly a favorite of our whole family!!! I'd love to return to the area and do some river rafting, hiking, etc...