|Robin, Ruth Ann, Tan, Christie|
photo credit Jennie Berndt
First stop was Arco, Idaho. We stayed at the DK Motel, which was dowdy but which had free (if slow) internet, extra pillows (if you wait while they find some in an unbooked room) and plenty of towels. We checked in and headed over to Robin's house, which was way more welcoming and had the added bonus of some preserved wildlife. Being nose to nose with a full-sized moose brings home how truly immense this animal is.
The next day we headed down to Blackfoot for a cousin reunion.
The real excitement, however, was getting all four of us into my Subaru Crosstrek to make the drive to Provo, Utah for the second leg of the party.
It wasn't so much us . . .
. . . as it was our gear. The car is a hybrid, so there is a battery in the space where you would normally stow a spare tire. You can see the spare standing up behind the oxygen concentrator.
Ruth Ann was really kind and patient when I unloaded the cargo space she had just finished loading and redid it the way I thought looked most charming. In other words, she only said one swear word.
Once we got to Provo we did the things that have already become traditional at an Asay Sister Retreat.
Plans for Sister Retreat 2017 are under way. The Asay sisters have one brother, and he lives in Las Vegas. I leave the rest to your imagination.
A Field Guide
to Descendants of
Eleazer and Henrietta LaPreal Busk Asay
George A. (so called because his father was just plain George) is close in line. Charlene is the youngest. She and I were the Terrible Twosome from about 1955 to 1968 when they made us grow up and go away to college.
Marie is in between George A. and Charlene in age. Meeting her cute twin granddaughters was a major goal of my attending the Asay reunion. Here is Marie with her husband, Merritt, and one of the twins, Rose.
Here is the other twin, Claire, with her Great-Aunt Charlene and Bella the Dog.
And here is the twins' mother, GinGar.
Charlene visits with her daughter Tawnya and nieces Gigi and Jo:
|Jo, Tawnya, Gigi, Charlene|
|Giselle, Gigi, Steve, Calvin|
This is the only shot I got of Jennie, and I don't know who is with her in the pictures.
No cousins from Uncle Boyd's, Uncle Royal's, or Aunt Shirley's families were able to attend.
|Kennedy, Natalie, Addison, Erica, and Talon.|