Lake of the Pines
So what is a Zero Party?
Any family member that will have a birthday in 2012 and the last digit of their new age is a zero. The party is put on by my sister and brother in law, Debbie and Gary. All family and friends are invited, there were about 50 people able to come. And come they did, from Texas, Washington, San Diego, San Francisco and Nevada. Probably other places too.
We traveled from Olympia, WA and my daughter Brenda from San Diego. My son from Jacksonville FL was not able to come. Brenda turned 40 this year so she is part of the Zero Party. I'm not sure how she became 40, it wasn't that long ago that she graduated from high school.
Joe and I decided that we would leave the trailer at home and take the Jetta which gets 42 mph and we could drive at 70 mph. but we had to stay in a hotel and eat out. We arrived at my sister's place at Lake of the Pines which is in Auburn, CA Friday 6/29/12 and the party is Saturday.
This post is full of family pictures so look out - or skip through to the last picture
Traveling through the mountains close to Mt Shasta in northern California
The view of Lake of the Pines from their deck
getting set up - the before picture
Tom in the water helping his girl friend learn how to water ski
Then it was Tom's turn
Sister Debbie and son-in-law Tom on "poop patrol"
Just a couple of the five dogs that were there
Brother-in-law Jim from Washington and my daughter Brenda from San Diego
My sister Debbie and one of her brother-in-laws (she has six BILs)
youngest nephew David and his girlfriend
Brother in law Gary on left who organized the party, talking to one of his brothers
My other sister Elaine talking with middle nephew Nathan
Caroline petting our dog Buddy
Nephew Jaron and his wife Monica
The shade kept moving so the table had to be moved
The meat had been marinating for 24 hours before the big BBQ
Mr "Hair Man" sneaking around the tree
The first taste of the meet, Gary and Joe
And, the second taste by David
Finally it was time to cut the meat, it was sooooooo delicious
Joe and Gary
Mr "Hair Man" sneaking up get food
Mr "Hair Man" and Dick
Fun in the lake
and more fun in the lake
All the Zero People, my daughter Brenda is sitting on the right
All nine of them
Getting late and everyone is packing up to go.
It was too dark for my camera so picture is a blur but cute
As usual lots of pictures of everyone and none of me. My birthday is coming up this month so it will be my turn then.
Safe travels to all, thanks for stopping by.