Friday, July 8, 2016

2016 Warner Bros Reunion - Wednesday and Thursday

My brothers and wives and Pam and I have gotten together often during the years and we did so again this past week at Marty's cabin up in the Sierra's.  He built his mountain cabin in the 1980's and had the foresight make a paved RV space with electric hook ups.

We drove in early Wednesday morning and were all set up when Marty and Elena arrived from Tucson.
Pam and I were so excited that the Roadrunner fit well into the parking space right in front of Marty's cabin.  He had insight to plan it out long ago before we ever had an inkling that we would have a motorhome.  We planned on 30 amp service but over the years he upgraded to 50 amp so we were all set!
Brad and Sue drove in next from Sacramento Airport.  They live in Ft Worth.  Reid and Amy soon followed, also flying into Sacramento and taking a rental car.  They live in Albuquerque.

Marty had things planned for us during the week including days for all of us to cook dinner and do a couple of meals.  It all worked out great.   There was a good balance of 'hanging out' and activities.

We changed things a bit on the schedule and Pam cooked tortellini and we had a big salad for dinner.
The notion that 'We have too much food here" became a recurring theme everyday.
 We had a nice time catching up on the back porch and then moved it inside for some more chatting.  We did a lot of that which was great.

The next day, the only thing we had on the agenda for activities was a 90 minute hike around a grove in Big Trees State Park.  It was about 5 minutes up the highway from the cabin in Arnold.
 We had a good group and enjoyed the docent who explained a lot of things about the history of the park and some of the tid bits about how it was discovered.  In the spring of 1852, hunter Augustus Dowd was chasing a wounded grizzly bear and came upon some large sequoias.
 This was back in the '49er' gold rush days.  Dowd was from Murphys, the gold mining town 20 miles to the south.  He told a lot of stories about the place and finally more and more people took the trip and saw it for themselves.
We've been to that park 3 or 4 times over the years and always learn something new every time we visit.
Our shirts are Elena's idea.  She came across a picture of the four of us that she had imprinted on T-Shirts.  
So which one do you suppose is me in this photo?

After our hike, we gathered for a group shot

Then returned to the cabin and everyone helped with dinner.  Elena spiced things up a bit with her 'infused' water that we all enjoyed.
It was Sue and Brad's turn so we chowed down on some brisket they cooked on the grill.
And it was another nice evening to spend on the back porch after dinner.

That's a recap of the first couple of days together.  It was a lot of fun!

Thanks for joining us today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. Spending special time together with family is always good especially when you are visiting the area you are in. We keep hoping to make it there.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Quite a nice Summer cabin they have there. So you have two places to land if need be. Wonderful you guys can all meet in such a nice area.

  3. There's is NOTHING better than making special memories...what a great time for everyone!!!

  4. What a nice time to spend with your brothers. You all look great together, both on the T shirts and wearing them! :c)

  5. I'm going to play your guessing game and say that you, Randy, are the cute boy on the lower left. Am I right? So glad you were able to spend time with your brothers and their wives! Family time is rare! Cindy

  6. Time passes so quickly. You are wise to enjoy your family and make the time.