We drove to Monroe in just an hour and a half. Traffic was moving going south but heading north was a different story, everyone tries to get a jump on the weekend "up north" when you live here. We checked into the Red Roof Inn and then proceeded to Sterling State Park which was only three quarters of a mile down the road.
What fun to see everyone once again! There were two dozen of us who came from VT, Ontario, MN, TX, NY, etc. What a testament to Karen and Dave that so many would come so far for his 70th birthday!
After a short spell of visiting we all headed to the hall to help set up the tables, roll silverware, figure out plugs for the roasters, etc., etc.
Within an hour we were all back at the park for a potluck. Since we didn't have our rig we stopped at Popeye's and bought chicken tenders.
We visited until 10 then headed back to the motel.
Since we had to check out at 11 the next morning and the party didn't start until 1:30 we decided to head a bit south to the Bass Pro Shop to use Ted's gift cards while we had a chance. The timing was great and we arrived right on time.
Karen's work on photos through the years. All the couples attending had made the board too!
When Dave came in wearing his Texas shirt we suspected he knew but he said no. By his reaction I believed him.
You wouldn't believe all the food!
We had a great time and told everyone we will see them in January. We headed home and arrived about 7. Jay had the fire going but it started to rain forcing us inside. Ted was tired from driving and I hadn't slept well so it was just as well we turned in early.
The place cards for the wedding are done so we are down to doing the cookies. I think that might happen on Tuesday now.