33rd Annual Retread Reunion
While I have many family who subscribe to my blog, many of you are not family and so it’s required to bring you up to speed on the Retread Reunion. My wifes family name is Tyre, and 33 years ago, this thanksgiving classic was started. We met at Beach Acres in Parksville for what would become an annual event. The venue has changed several times but always has involved cabins, somewhere on Vancouver Island. As the family grew, we had to keep moving on to bigger premises and we are now utilizing something like 10 cabins at Pacific Playgrounds, just south of Campbell River.
It’s important to note that the family has NEVER celebrated Thanksgiving dinner within our own homes, in 33 years!
Kristen created a new banner for this year
A new tradition was started last year. The 2nd generation gets to Pacific Playground a day early, namely Thursday of the long weekend. We get together for dinner, wine and a lot of laughs. These next two shots were actually taken the previous year but you get the idea right?
The bridge to the pub for lunch
Saturday morning “Breakfast in a Bag”, hosted by the patriarch (that’s like an old elephant right?) of the family and his wife Linda. It’s always a big hit but for some reason, the kids all missed it this year. Oh well…more gummy bears for the adults.
We headed out to hide the Retread Reunion GeoCache. For those of you that don’t know about this growing fad…Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. http://www.geocaching.com/
Jack here is showing the cache just before it was hidden. By the way, it’s been found SEVERAL times already.
Iain had his hair styled just in time for the weekend!
We have food...
...and we have wine.
I would like to say, “and the sun sets over another great reunion”, but I would be lying because this was a sunrise!