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Our Awesome Travels
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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Tavistock family reunion and fun in the sun of southern Ontario.

Where are we today ? 
Wilmot Center Ontario
        What a beautiful morning, sunshine and warming up just wonderful, gonna be a great day! Shortly before 9 am took a nice country drive into Plattsville enjoyed our wonderful Ontario farmland.
Turkey farm
grain elevators
Plattsville Water tower
the town is expanding more!
        Back to Ben and Darla's he had pulled his bike out to give a good cleaning. Nice older Honda Gold Wing in excellent shape.
Moose the Mascot
now to blow dry it !
        Almost noon and time to head to Tavistock for The Stere Family reunion.
got my seafood salad ready to take for the potluck
        Now Suzie has been doing the geneology for years and the Stere family has approximately  1050 descendants from the original Joseph Stere date back to the mid 1800's. Suzie's Gramma (98 yeras old) is one of 13 in the family. Only two of her sisters are still surviving and they are there as well.
Suzie and Gramma's sister Marion
Suzie and her Gramma 98 yrs old on June 11th
so much food!
desert table number one
desert table number 2
a good turnout about 170 people
so tasty
desert lineups
         They have a table at the door to guess a few things, weight of a watermelon, weight of summer sausage and how many black jelly beans in this jar. I won the prize for guessing 104 black jelly beans in this jar! We will be sharing a lot of Jelly beans this summer!
Suzie updating genealogy with the ladies
Suzie's Gramma in the Middle and her two sisters
          Now mid afternoon the family reunion winds down so back to our coach at Ben and Darla's, Get to relax in the shade with our books for a bit.
           Until they returned for their motorcycle cruise and offered Suzie a ride. So on with the helmet and away her and Ben went. Perfect day for a tour. They did some wonderful local countryside on a perfect day.
Ben and heading out
their dog Tequila playing with a caterpillar
         Next thing I know Ben says "George, lets go for a cruise in Darla's convertible"
You like Darla's convertible ?
too cool
Instant convertible
we cruised the back roads for a while enjoying this awesome day
        Then back home he fired up their BBQ (not a Weber but it worked) and grilled 4 monster burgers and fresh kaiser buns, fully dressed, potato and macaroni salad on the side, they were AWESOME. Don't think we need to eat for a week after this weekend. Thanks Ben and Darla for being such wonderful campground hosts and friends !
so tasty homemade burgers
        There ya go another busy day to wind up a very busy weekend. Thanks so much for dropping by to have fun with us and hope you enjoyed this fantastic weather as well.
        In the morning we pull in the slide lift the jacks and move on down the road, (rest up and go on a diet ?)
 Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
Check out the map below to see where we have been this summer
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  1. I can't imagine growing up with that many siblings but I bet they sure enjoyed it!. You must have cousins by the dozens!

    1. Yep she does, Suzie has cousins she has never even met yet all over the country, Canada and the USA.

  2. WOW...98 years old....that is awesome! So far, the oldest person I have ever known was my mothering law. She died just days before she turned 95. sure had anise Sunday with family and friends! And yes, those desert tables would have been my first stop for lunch!

    Safe travels today!

    1. Gramma is doing great too!
      So many deserts to choose from no shortage of those.

  3. Um ya. Not all BBQs have to be Webers, although it probably wouldn't hurt.

    1. Thats why there is so many different makes, not for everybody.

  4. What a wonderful day of making memories with the family. Suzie has done a marvelous job on the genealogy. I can't image how many hours she has put in.

    I love black jelly beans. Wish you were closer, I would help you eat them.

    1. Won't have any trouble getting rid of them if get closer drop in!
      Suzie has been working the genealogy for about 10 years now and has massive amounts of information on all sides of the families.

  5. Sure a great family reunion and one busy weekend for you both. Enjoy all those jelly beans for sure. Nice looking convertible and like that it is also a hardtop and just fabric. Enjoyed the Plattsville pic's. Have a great Monday!

  6. Sure liked the looks of those 2 dessert tables! Family reunions are terrific get-togethers.

  7. Yummm, black jelly beans! Mouth watering goodness.


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