At the end of August we’re going to have a big family get together. My three brothers, my sister and all their kids are going to be coming to the Toronto area for a reunion week. We’re going to have a week of barbeque’s, fine dinning, and one of the days we are going to go on one of the Toronto dinner cruises on Lake Ontario.
Both of my parents are gone now and when my mother died in 2003 we all said that we’d make an effort to get together at least once a year. I don’t think we managed to do it in 2004 – but we’d spent a huge portion of the previous year together as my mother was dying. Work wise and probably emotional recovery wise we just weren’t able to do it.
In 2005 we got together in Ottawa. Our former hometown. We did the same last year for my aunts 80th birthday and this year it’s going to be in the Toronto area where three of us live now.
I’ve got a lot of planning to do. I’ve still got to book the cruise that we’re going to go on. I was thinking that we might go up north to Alora to see the Alora Gorge and to water tube down the river. That’s so fun!
Have you ever been tubing? We all went up there a number of years ago and tubed down the gorge. It was a really hot day so the cool water was beautiful!
Does your family have regular reunions?