This weekend was the weekend for the annual Boggs Reunion normally held at Carter Caves State Park near Olive Hill, Kentucky. The trip down had quite a bit of excitement but I will tell you more about that later in the week when I have more pictures available.
The last time we attended the Boggs reunion was 2014. You can see pictures from our last visit to the reunion HERE, HERE , HERE and HERE. It is amazing to us comparing the pictures from only three years ago to the pictures below.
We knew in 2014 that it would be a while before we made it back to reunion. We had vacation planned with my parents, Kelly Jo's parents and Steve and Karen in 2015 and City Reach in 2016. It sure does seem like we have been gone forever though!
Other years we have taken our fifth wheel or the bus and stayed a few days at the campground leading up to the reunion. That gives us a chance to visit more with family from that area, enjoy the state park and relax. We really enjoy that and maybe we can do it next year.
We were rushed this year because of other commitments so we drove down Friday and stayed in the lodge. My brother Tommy reserved four rooms, just in case, so that made it possible for us to make last minute plans. We have had the BoggsMobile up the hill to the campground three different years but this year would have been a challenge with many low thee branches.
Usually we sing in the campground with a bunch of the family and we had planned to do that this year but bad storms blew through Friday evening and canceled that for us. Speaking of storms, the electric went out as a result and made Friday night a little less than enjoyable at the lodge.
The electric went off at 8:30 PM Friday and came back on some time in the mid-late afternoon Saturday while we were at the reunion. We slept with the balcony door open and that helped with the heat some. After the wind was gone and the rain stopped everything was quiet, still AND sticky!
Sleeping with the balcony door open might not have been a very bright idea anyway. Another family staying there had the same idea but with worse results. While they were sleeping, a raccoon came through the screen door and ransacked their room!
Some things might be worse than being hot and sticky!
The park went out of their way to make up for having no electricity Friday night. The manager drove to Ashland, Kentucky and came back very early Saturday morning with a vast amount of breakfast foods, juice, milk and several gallons of hot coffee from McDonald's. They also discounted the rooms to a very reasonable rate for both night we were there. That was a very nice touch.
Even though we did not get to play music and sing with our family as we usually do, we had a great time visiting with them all. Hopefully we will get to go back in the near future.
Here are a few pictures from Friday evening a the campground before the rain came in.
Saturday was a hot day but the picnic shelter they rent every year is near a cave and it was much cooler there. It was very comfortable for the second Sunday in July!
Thanks for stopping in today.