I have been very absent from this blog. Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. Last weekend we were in our camper in the Black Hills of SD. Or more exactly, the KOA in Rapid City SD.
Growing up I had 4 cousins. The children of my mother's only sister. We were as close as we could be living at opposite ends of South Dakota. They lived "East River", we live "West River". The river being the Missouri which divides SD nearly down the middle. Our parents made sure we spent weeks together in the summer and lots of Christmas holidays too. My dad was an amateur photographer, so there were lots of photographs. We always were stood in a line, stairstep style. Oldest to youngest. Bill, Jim, Judy, Jane, Kristie, Judd, Stan, and finally Jeff. So when my cousin Kris suggested a cousin reunion for 2015 we all latched on to the idea. She thought we should camp. Mr Busy and I agreed....then problems arose. My sister's husband is disabled and camping in the Black Hills would be a problem for them. My oldest cousin wanted to go to the BH to "scout elk", leaving little time for visiting or sharing. My other cousin's wife, hates to travel. Well, finally all were persuaded to attend. And we had the best time!
Here are some pictures:
We used to visit Dinosaur Park in Rapid City as kids. Here we are arranged on the tail by age left to right.
Here we are farther on up the hill, arranged by height. Yikes, I am on the shortest end!
Some of the younger cousins could still climb the sculpture! No so for me!
And this is a photo of all eight of us and our spouses. My brother Jeff, in the gray and black striped shirt, was the only one singe here. He lost his life partner, Rhonda in March. It was a bittersweet day for him.
Thanks for following along with my ramblings. It was a wonderful weekend. We visited, ate, visited, took pictures, ate and sat by the campfire. Priceless!
Until next time, hopefully more regularly now
Stay Busy and Stay Happy