Another couple of years, another Logan family reunion. Our reunion has changed over the years as one generation takes the place of the prior one and the age distribution changes.1
This reunion was not as well attended as some before. Some family members had other places they needed or wanted to be. We miss those who could not attend. And we were thankful that those near this year’s wildfires were able to join us.
Rain kept us indoors and together. Puzzles, games,2 and meals kept us talking. Willy continued his tradition of reviewing the prior reunion’s predictions and collecting new ones.3
On the final day, my immediate family packed up, took some pictures,4 and left.
We’re already looking forward to our next reunion.
This year, another generation took over planning the next reunion. I’m looking forward to the changes and returning to some of the things that made prior reunions fun and meaningful. ↩
Including Pokemon Go! Not only was the wifi much improved, but the Meadow Lodge is a Pokestop. ↩
I was one for two. I wonder how my two new predictions will fare. ↩
Of ourselves, and of the new deck. Looking forward to a year where it’s not so wet and we can spend some time outdoors on it. ↩
I stopped at my old photo spot on the drive to the Max station this morning. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Hillsboro Fairgrounds Max station. As I got back in the car, I saw the Eastbound Max pulling away, giving me some time to take some more pictures at the station.
Parking in the garage, Suzi and I took the stairs down and headed opposite directions, though both to work. She crossed the road and I walked to Max. I arrived at an empty station and pulled out my camera.
A few months ago, in the midst of a smokey week, I took a picture from the same stop.
With Ashley, Melissa, Jamison, and Mousse inviting me to a hike in Forest Park, the day’s plans were clear. We hiked up the Ridge Trail from the south end of St. Johns Bridge. After our hike, we visited Cathedral Park.
Last Saturday and yesterday, Suzi and I visited Cannon Beach — twice. It was glorious!
On Saturday, we went with Ashley, Kevin and family.
Yesterday, we arrived later afternoon, visited Insomnia, and walked to the rock. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the water so far out. And it was warm! Normally, the water is so cold that my ankles ache immediately upon stepping into the water. This time, wading was no problem.
After eating, we took our chairs out onto the beach and watched the sun set while people walked and cartwheeled by.