This year Bowald-fest was held in Michigan City, Indiana which proves to be pretty centrally located for most family members. It’s just about equal distance for those living in Indiana, Chicago-land and Central Illinois. Marj and Larry and we parked in a campground and hosted Friday night’s weinie roast and campfire.
The rest of the family stayed in a hotel 4 minutes from the campground – we all met there for breakfast the next morning before heading in different directions. Some went to the beach (yes, my sister Lori and I looked for…..SEAGLASS – and even found some!!) Others went shopping, some stayed at the hotel for rest and socialization and others drove around the area to see the sights. The kids (and a few adults) had fun in the pool. That evening we all went out for pizza.
Sunday morning found us again meeting at a local restaurant for family style breakfast. We feasted on mounds of eggs, hashbrowns, sausages, bacon, toast, and biscuits and gravy before lots of departure hugs and traveling back to our homes.
Always thankful for another successful, safe, and heart warming family reunion with my four sisters and their families. We are so blessed to have one another as there is nothing like family! Thank you mom and dad!!!