Family Reunions!

I just got back from my family's annual reunion in Missouri. It is always great to see my family, enjoy the cooler weather - highs in the 80's and lows in the upper 50's - and eat those MO tomatoes.

We drink coffee all morning out on the deck talking politics, books, trash and who's cooking the next meal. The afternoons are for taking care of the "lists" Mom has compiled all year and the evenings are for visiting with cousins.

Family vacations are really good especially for coming back to the routine of home and work. You realize how much you miss seeing the regular customers and volunteers and even the staff - your second family - who make it possible to take time off and really enjoy it!