Saturday, August 27, 2011

reunion, anyone?

When I find my camera cord, I will finally post pictures that prove that we did more than sit inside all summer, trying to hide from the heat. Until then, noodle on this, Reese . . .

About a year ago Pam nominated/appointed me to be President of the Reese Family Reunion Committee. Doesn't that sound fancy? Well, here's the plan.

Meet in Cedar City, UT sometime at the end of July/beginning of August for a long weekend - Something like arrive Friday am, leave Monday.

Why Cedar City, you ask? Well, there's a Shakespeare festival in Cedar City for the artsy among us. Zion's Park is about an hour away - and Cedar City claims to be 20 degrees COOLER. Vegas is a reasonable place to fly into and pop on over - I think about 3 hours. There's shopping in St. George. And it's about midway between CO and CA - our friends on the east coast and beyond will have to fly in anyway, so I tried to find a location drivable for approximately half.

Mag and I thought the KOA campground would be great for lodging - tent, cabin or RV sites are available in one spot, so everyone can decide how they want to sleep, but it will still be in one close area; playground and pool for playing; small store for everything we forget to bring. Check it out:

We'll figure out the food and lodging specifics as the time gets closer - like when it's actually 2012! - but for now I'd really like to nail down a date, so that everyone has time to plan accordingly. Please vote in the comments for your preferred weekend:

  • July 20-23 (we could celebrate some birthdays with this one, as well as potential for Pioneer Day festivities)

  • July 27-30

  • August 3-6 - (happy birthday Dad!)

So, what works best for you? We will pick the weekend that works the best for everyone. I figured if we did it now, an entire YEAR in advance, it might work. And no, I can't believe I'm planning something this far into the future either!

We're shooting for as many of the members of the immediate Randy Reese Family to attend, but I'm game for anyone else that wants to join in showing up as well.


Tom said...

Yay! The blog is not dead!

I know that I'm often the one that likes to have things planned out a bit, but I hardly know where I'll be next month. Theoretically, I can do any of those weekends. I just need to know which one, so I can make arrangements. How's that for a vague response?

the de Roda Family! said...

That was good Tom!! I however feel the same way in being vague! Let us know when and we can plan accordingly.

Julie Reese said...

I don't know that I'll have the chance to go to the US twice next year. Still expecting to come in the spring for the wedding, so having a second trip so soon after may not be on the cards.

Margaret said...

I can do any weekend. Maybe the artsy folks should check the Shakespeare Festival schedule to find a show you want to see.

Mark said...

I saw some words and then Vegas and more words. Still I would need to know a weekend to make arrangements.

kat said...

jules -

i was worried that 2 trips to the US wouldn't be doable for you. i just fear that if we just keep waiting for the 'right time' to plan a reunion, when everyone can make it, and we'll all be retired. i really want my kids to know all their aunts and uncles and cousins, before they're too old and 'too cool' for that stuff. at least they'll get to see you in the spring! :)

Julie Reese said...

If I don't see you in the spring, then you can count on me seeing you for the reunion in July.

amy said...

I like Marks response!

the de Roda Family! said...

Mark... I saw Vegas too! If my brothers read this blog, ok Jordan... if he read this blog he would be thinking the same thing!
My parents said the weekend of the 23rd would be best since they have the temple off that weekend.

Serena Cherry said...

Well, as much as I wish I were part of the Reese family so I could attend such a cool reunion, I actually just wanted to thank you for your nice comment on my blog!! That would be heaven! Let the boys play trains and the big girls craft away. One day we will move back west, so help me! :) Miss you and your family!!