Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Minnesota-Part two

The morning after the wedding, we headed off to Waterville, MN to Kamp Dells for a family reunion. Every three years the Gorter's get together (Darin's moms side) for a few days of fun. This time we had a whole week of togetherness. Perhaps that is why Mafia became our most favorite game. If you ever get a chance to play with Darin, DON'T! Even I couldn't ever tell if he was lying and it seemed like all the other spouses could get some sort of a read on their significant other.

Tyson and Jori had so much fun. Other than the big, somewhat busy road that ran right in front of our cabin and the lake on the other side of the road that our kids were always wanting to go by, we felt the area was safe enough to let them run off on their own or with their cousins. Thankfully there were a couple older kids around as well who were willing to take them to the playground or petting zoo. Thanks Kyla and Lindsey!

Here's Jori and Brooklynn at the petting zoo.
Kamp Dells had a really nice swimming pool and kids pool/splash pad. Grandma Karen gave Tyson a floatie for his birthday and he had so much fun jumping off the diving board and swimming.
Jori also had fun in the water. It was fun seeing her and "Vay Vay" play together. (That's Jori's special nickname for her cousin, Nevaeh).

The last day we were there, Darin's aunt Leah rented a couple ponies so the kids could go on pony rides. Tyson thought it was AWESOME. Jori, not so much.
We had a wonderful time and are so thankful for the safe trips we had out there and back. Here's one final picture of Tyson and Darin at a gas station that had a giant dinosaur at the entrance. Tyson REALLY wanted to get out to touch it.
I'll also be posting more reunion pics after I sort through our photos and get some more from other family members. We also took some videos that we'll post to YouTube. You'll just have to check back in a few days (or weeks) for the links.

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