|The Green Giant, restaurant front, Addam's Family?|
My mother said: come with us. Well, that seemed reasonable. My sister came too; it was the first time all four of us were in the state together in 17 years. I spent much of the weekend with my friends (high school, childhood and an ex-coworker) and visiting old neighbors (along with a tour of our old house!). We picked the perfect weekend - the temperature was unseasonably warm and the trees were close to full color.
Twenty-two of us descended on the Henderson RoadHaus for breakfast. The morning flew by catching up with cousins and reacquainting myself with Dad's brother and sisters. Awesome! It took a while for some names and faces to click, but it was great seeing everyone. Happy chaos.
My sister was organized and arranged to spend time with our uncle and aunt while Dad attended his reunion. What a whirlwind afternoon. We got up close and personal to a combine harvesting soybeans. (It may not look like much, but that combine was a massive piece of equipment!) Then we checked out bee hives, a barn in the process of being remodeled; learned about some of the farm equipment and where the beans and corn were stored after harvesting. We zipped around in the side-by-side through woods and across fields.
|We squeezed three of us in that side-by-side; the huge combine; barn remodeling|
|Views from my uncle's house|