The Snyder Weekend

In June Dale and Bonne hosted a weekend at their cottage on Forrest Lake for the brothers and of course Marilyn the favorite sister. Regulars at the cottage, Jason, Trish, Chloe and Gerrit joined the weekend activities. It was great to see Jeff who made the trip north from downstate. Dale and Bonnie are the perfect hosts to take on such an event always going on an above the call. The weather was outstanding adding to the picture perfect weekend.

Pictures to follow:

Captain Dale Touring on the Pontoon with Chloe and Bobbie

Captain Dale Touring on the Pontoon with Chloe and Bobbie

Kicking back Uncle Duane and Toby

Kicking back Uncle Duane and Toby

The Pontoon got plenty of water time.

Plenty of space for the four RVs

Plenty of space for the four RVs

There was plenty of space for the four RVs and as many cars. Dale even had several 30 amp hook ups to add to the quality of life for those in the RVs.

Maggie Mae - Hosting Visitors Bella and Toby

Maggie Mae – Hosting Visitors Bella and Toby

Bella and Toby kept things moving...

Bella and Toby kept things moving…

Maggie Mae, Toby and Bella added to weekend experience.

Chloe's team won the championship game

Chloe’s team won the championship game

Many of us went to Chloe’s Champion game and of course her team won. For some reason there are no pictures of the trophy…

Mr Gerrit... the next generation

Mr Gerrit… the next generation

Gerrit stealing the photo opt, technical issues in the background

Gerrit stealing the photo opt, technical issues in the background

Gerrit made the most of the time together…

Another great garden by Bonnie

Another great garden by Bonnie

Yes, there was some wildlife

Yes, there was some wildlife

Ready for flight

Ready for flight

The Pirate Ship...the project from last year's gathering.  Still looking good!

The Pirate Ship…the project from last year’s gathering. Still looking good!

Here is another outstanding garden by Bonnie. As you can see plenty of creativity and lots of hard work has gone into pulling off this project.

Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Vic

Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Vic

Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Duane enjoying the moment

Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Duane enjoying the moment

Trish showing Gerrit how it is done

Trish showing Gerrit how it is done

Uncle Ray and Aunt Bonnie

Uncle Ray and Aunt Bonnie

Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Dale catching up on things.  Toby does not seem to be interested

Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Dale catching up on things. Toby does not seem to be interested

Must be something interesting go on down there?

Must be something interesting go on down there?

Time for some "girl" talk...

Time for some “girl” talk…

Round table meeting

Round table meeting

Family time is always rewarding. Catching up one on one keeps the home fires burning. Of course there is always a bit of humor and may be some ribbing going on…

Jeff and Jason were the master chefs for the week end.  Breakfast fare was outstanding!

Jeff and Jason were the master chefs for the week end. Breakfast fare was outstanding!

What is a Snyder weekend without Uncle Ray's B-Q Ribs

What is a Snyder weekend without Uncle Ray’s B-Q Ribs

Outdoors sit down dinner...the food for the weekend was outstanding!

Outdoors sit down dinner…the food for the weekend was outstanding!

The amount of good food was impressive. Jason and Jeff looked good behind the grill. What is a family gathering without good food and a bit to drink!

Team work getting ready to launch!

Team work getting ready to launch!

The Snyder guys off for an adventure

The Snyder guys off for an adventure

Forest Lake...a nice setting with a wilderness look and feel

Forest Lake…a nice setting with a wilderness look and feel

Toby wanted to take part too!

Toby wanted to take part too!

Rehashing the adventure...

Rehashing the adventure…

Jeff came out to check on the "old" guys in the Kayaks

Jeff came out to check on the “old” guys in the Kayaks

Yes, the Snyder guys hit the water in the Kayaks and once again sister Marilyn said she was left behind.

Sharing stories around the evening campfire

Sharing stories around the evening campfire

The group picks up around the fire for morning coffee

The group picks up around the fire for morning coffee

The campfire time is a fun time to share the past, present and future. As you can see Dale was well prepared with lots of firewood. May be we will be invited back next year…

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