Monday, August 24, 2009

Crane Clan Gathering

This past weekend we camped in Lava, Idaho, at the annual Bob Crane Reunion. A good time was had by all. In lieu of a regular post I will post a few pictures to show you what we did.

Kennon and I went fishing Thursday night at Chesterfield Reservoir where I caught a 3 lb trout.

On Friday, the rest of our clan arrived and we ate a delicious Dutch oven dinner--smoked pork and Dutch Oven potatoes.

Volleyball was a fun pastime for several members of the family.

Others enjoyed riding the 4-wheelers around. Here my son, Derek, is taking his little daughter, Aari for her first ride. She didn't know what to think at first, but by the end of the ride, she was clapping and giggling.

Kennon preferred riding his nephew's motorcycle.

The traditional game of Phase 10 was also endured.

Saturday was extremely warm in Lava. So we went to play in the water.
Aari loved splashing in the refreshing river, and she found all kinds of neat rocks.
Several members of our clan floated the river to cool down. Others went to splash in the pool.
We camped at a neat place known as Smith's Trout Haven RV Park. Our camping spot happened to be next to the playground equipment, something the smaller children loved, including my granddaughter.
I think everyone had a good time this year. Lots of good food, fun visits, and laughter. And to me, that's what a reunion should be.


Doran & Jody said...

Looks like tons more fun I missed out on. Sheesh. I'm always in the wrong place.

Cheri J. Crane said...

True story, Jody. You so should've been in Lava roasting along with the rest of us. It was a lot of fun---but Saturday was soooo hot. Sitting in the river was self defense. ;)

Breanna Luker said...

Thank you so much for posting pictures of the reunion! It makes me awfully sad to look at them, but at the same time it is so great to see everyone. I hope we are there next year.
By the way, I love reading your blog.

Cheri J. Crane said...

You're very welcome, Breanna. ;) And I know we're planning on holding next year's reunion when your clan can attend. Way cool, eh? =D

Glad you enjoy the blog. Stop by anytime. Sending big cyber-hugs your way!