Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Q Leavitt Reunion - part 1

My family got to Waterton Saturday evening and everyone else arrived Sunday evening. Church on Sunday was just like I remember it. It was overflowing. It was also fun because I saw two people that I knew. Shirley Watson was there who I had just seen the week before at the reunion and then Grant Cahoon was there. I think he was Lervae Cahoons son. I don't actually remember him but I've heard a lot about him. Their farm was just over the hill from our farm when I was a kid living in Leavitt. I think him and Greg may have hung out.

My memory is fading but I will try and remember everyone who attended the reunion.

Greg and Gaylia
Barbie-Joe and kids
Tina and kids
Dixie and Mark
Kristen and John and family
Melissa and kids
Fred and Lisa
Kira and Justin and family
Alycia and Trevor with Ella
Sarah and Sam

We had planned a night time hike up Bears Hump but some people got a head start because they wanted to see the view in the day light. It was light going up but it was dark by the time we came down.
Greg and Fara were the only ones from my generation up to making the hike. Dixie was planning to go all along but had knee issues when the time came. 

Fara had several people making sure she got off the mountain OK. 
We're a little out of order here but also on Sunday we toured around town to see all the sights. Cameron falls of course is for me the highlight.
And when you're at Cameron Falls you must get as close to the falls as you can.  We briefly thought about getting in the water. If it had been a warmer day we may have done it. 
And then of course there is the Prince of Wales. That is Kira looking so serene on the edge of the hill. 
Carol (Lybbert) Richards and Ken happened to be in Canada and they came with Janet (Lybbert) Edwards to see all of us on Sunday evening.
Normally when we get together we play games way into the night but that didn't happen us much on this trip. We were going hard all day every day. 
And when every one else had gone to bed Alex, Justin and I went out looking for Pokemon. There were three Pokemon gyms in town and because Alex is so powerful we owned them all pretty much the whole time we were there. This gym is at the LDS church.
Monday was the family Olympics. No, football is not an Olympic sport. That is Justin and Alex playing catch.
Trying to step on the other guys balloon.
Old people foot race
picking up marbles with your toes
pantyhose soccer
and some more
second generation foot race
third generation foot race

Monday afternoon we headed for Red Rock Canyon. That place is absolutely stunning
These girls are also absolutely stunning
I wanted to get wet and not be bothered with a camera so I didn't take a phone or a camera. This means I only have what pictures I can beg off others. It is a shame I don't have pictures that can do this place justice but you can sort of see how beautiful it is. 

You can see a rock slide in the background of these shots. We would slide down the slide in the ice cold water. It was a blast. 
Trevor and Ella
Me and my bride
Later that night we went geocaching. 
It was quite amazing but Justin's cabin was able to put everyone of the forty some odd people who attended in a bed. Admittedly, some of them had to sleep in the garage but every had a bed. Even still, Alex and I chose to hang up our hammocks in the backyard. I LOVE sleeping in my hammock and out there under the stars during the Perseid Meteor shower was almost a religious experience. It was so peaceful.