Monday, July 11, 2011

Petit Jean State Park

 After taking baseball team pictures and individual pictures for the last 6 weeks, we took the week off to go to Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas to attend a family reuinon.  We had about 90 ppl attend, all staying in rustic cabins set amid the beautiful scenery of pine trees, rocky cliffs and hiking trails leading to beautiful waterfalls (when it's not so dry.)

For the relatives living in other parts of the country, we had a shrimp boil the 2nd night with fresh #12 size shrimp from New Orleans Area. Get the beer and wine flowing and the old family stories start bubbling to the  top of the conversation.  You know just one day for a reunion is never enough time for a large family...

 The third night we had a big BBQ with all the fixins and more conversation followed by late night card games or Settlers of Cataan.

  Besides all the rock climbing, sunrise gatherings and star gazing, we still had time for gumbo on the 4th evening.... shrimp and okra gumbo as well as chicken and sausage gumbo. Some secret family cocktail and horseshoes.
 Me.... I just like spending time with my cousins and doing what I like to do... take pictures.