Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reunion 2016

We had a Thompsen/ Thompson reunion in 2006 and again this year, 2016.  After the reunion this year, some of us went to the Oregon Coast, myself included.  I fell into the surf and lost all of my reunion pictures!

Fortunately, a lot of other people were taking pictures too.  I guess, in addition to the ages in the people in 10 years, technology has changed.  Everyone has phones with cameras now and it is easy to take a lot of pictures!

These are the first cousins in 2006

First cousins in 2016 - there are fewer present, and one who has died since last reunion

I fell in the Pacific Ocean!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mount Hood Oregon

I wrote this on July 15th.  For some reason I didn't post it then- so here it is now:

Today we went to Mt Hood.  A beautiful mountain in Oregon.  I have known of it all of my life, and have probably been there as an infant, but this is the first time I appreciated it up close and personal.

Mount Hood in July.  There were Olympic snowboarders up there

My nephew Tom and my sister Carol at Mt Hood.  Mt Jefferson in the distance

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


I am in Seattle!  What am I doing here?  I flew here with my sister and her son, daughter in law and their two daughters.  My brother's daughter, Molly, is here too.

We all met up at the hotel and went sightseeing, mostly back seat touring,  Some walking too.

We stopped to meet the Freemont Troll, and we went to the amazing Seattle public library, an amazing piece of architecture and an amazing library as well.

The Troll under the bridge

Seattle Public Library

We are here for two days, then on to a family reunion in McMinnville, Oregon.  Also a chance to touch base with my three kids who live here.

All in all a great trip.  Lots to do, people to re-connect with.   Nostalgia as we reminisce about our fathers (my dad was one of 5 sons).    

Meanwhile, here's the view from the hallway in our hotel:

Seattle Space Needle