We spent the weekend camping ...in a cherry orchard...in the middle of British Columbia's desert...uncles, aunts and cousins gathering intentionally...for a family reunion.
We arrived by car, truck or RV...and one travelled four hours by bicycle...just to spend time with family among the cherry trees. (Don't feel too sorry for he who pedalled the distance...as he spends his vacations pedalling the highways and bi-ways of distant lands...just for the fun of it!)
We caught up on the latest...the vacations and vocations...family trials and celebrations...and spent a lot of time around the table. There was a 70th birthday that needed to be marked...and another who was turning fifteen. We all got wet...whether we wanted to or not...and we ate as many cherries as we pleased! We've been meeting like this around the first of July for many years...and we all know each other better for it.
For Maelyn it was a first visit to the cherry orchard...