Saturday, October 15, 2011

Snapshot Summary #47 E - Schoeppe Reunion in Alabama

17 - September, 2011

On the road to Alabama

18 - September, 2011
Day two of the reunion!  Two of my brother Matt's - Dawson (background) and Melvin

Henry, Uncle Tim and Baruch

Mary learns cribbage

19 - September, 2011
Day Three of the Reunion  -  Uncle Tim had donuts for earlier risers :) as a tide me over while he prepared a fantastically amazing breakfast with bacon, omelet, pancakes with syrup, I feel like I am forgetting something but you get the idea - yum, yum!!

Grandma Schoeppe reading to Chloe
Cob plays ping pong with (or against) Uncle Matt
Drew and Dawson
Jacob, ?Baruch or Abram or is that Dawson?, Jason, Chloe, Melvin underwater

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Snapshot Summary #47 D - Camping with Uncle Bill

15 - September, 2011

On our last day in Dunedin I joined Abram and Chloe for breakfast with Mom. Drew and the others toured Uncle Matt's office. Then we headed back to Uncle Bill's to pack. Uncle Bill talked us into a camping trip to Rainbow Springs!

Uncle Bill slept in his camper

16 - September, 2011

We went to the head springs for a swim today. Then headed downstream back to the camp ground.

The girls and I in Uncle Bill's old boy scout tent

Taking off at the head springs.  The water was probably 15' deep here.

Drew relaxin'

There were two really amazing little alcoves along the river. The first was upstream from here. Drew, Cob and Mary spent a long time snorkling over an amazing drop off. There was a sandy path on shore that we all followed a good ways. The second alcove had the rope swings!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Snapshot Summary #47 C - Staying with Uncle Bill ,Seeing Mom, Beach Time

13 - September, 2011

Uncle Bill was an amazing host. We arrived Monday night with plans to celebrate Mom's birthday.  Mom, however, wasn't feeling well enough to come so we had to celebrate without her.  We celebrated Matt and Abi's instead, complete with some birthday speeches!  When I told Uncle Bill it was Abigail's birthday he felt so bad he hadn't gotten her a present. He wanted to run to K-Mart for something but was happy to look around the house for a gift when I discouraged him from getting something new. He found a teddy bear and umbrella which is the ultimate gift to any 10 year old.

Each morning two of the children ate breakfast with Mom, then we all went to the beach for a bit.  Next it was back to Uncle Bill's for naps.  Tuesday night I said I would grill out chicken, but Uncle Bill insited upon doing the grilling while he and Drew discussed politics. 

The kids were all into catching lizards and trying to wear them as earings like they have seen Uncle Matt and Melvin do but were a little leary when it came time for the creature to latch on. Somehow they talked Uncle Bill into going first.

14 - September,2011

We saw mom again in the morning. Then spent some time at the beach. After naps off we went to Tarpon Springs for gyros and souvenirs

After the beach we stopped by the motel Drew used to come to as a kid.

"O.Kay, I felt the thing bite and it wasn't that bad. I will wear a lizard earing!"

Our last night at Uncle Bill's - One last dip in the pool.

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