Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Family Reunion at Ocean Resort

This past weekend about 80 descendants of John J. and Rosie Kandt converged on the Ocean Resort at Campbell River.
A raw food weekend it wasn't!  It was more like an endless buffet on a cruise ship with seemingly fabulous choices.

The children loved to scrounge on the beach for treasures...

They learned quickly how to find crabs by turning over rocks and watching them run to hide again.

Shirley pauses at the entrance to the Labyrinth...

an 80-foot diameter maze-like design made of about 2,000 pieces of driftwood arranged to walk thru.
Photo courtsey of Ocean Resort.

Lucy enjoyed the Labyrinth too, until she got a little pebble in her shoe!

Maizy stopped to give her grandpa a smile.

One of the rewards of walking all the way to the center of the Labyrinth was to discover this wonderful "natural heart."  From someone who has made and found many hearts, this one was a true beauty!

All around me I could see little groups of people visiting and catching up.

"When you look at your life the greatest happiness is family happinesses." -Dr. Joyce Brothers

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” -Dr Suess

Some of the children enjoyed having their faces painted before dinner on Friday.

"The love of a family is life's greatest blessing."

After everyone had been served supper, our faithful barbque cooks, Richard and Brian, finally stopped to eat too.

"In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony." - Eva Burrows

"In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, a bridge to our future." - Alex Haley

It was wonderful to see John and his family from Hong Kong... and his brother Fred all the way from London, England.

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."  - Desmond Tutu

These were the candid shots I took on Friday.  Tomorrow I will post the group and family photos that we took on Saturday afternoon.
A friendly bald eagle had a nest in a nearby tree... and when Wayne came back from fishing, he threw a couple of fish to feed the birds so we could watch him dive to get it.
The eagle made a couple of passes trying to pick up the fish, but it was hard to follow this fast bird and catch him trying to pick up the prize.

The end of a wonderful day.

1 comment:

  1. Nice pics, Pa! Captured that first evening so well.