We left Virginia on July 31st taking two days to finally arrive at the Dugout (Dave and Jo's home) on August 2nd. Before reaching Minnesota for our family reunion we had the opportunity to stay over night with our dear friend Michael in Chicago.


Jo, Anne, Mary Lou, and Brian & Cile visiting as the reunion begins.

Janie, Margaret, and David at the Dugout

Mike, Zach, Travis, and Jimmy in front of the Dome House.

George and Mary Lou listening to several conversations.

Janie and Jessica visit on Friday.

Brian and James around the camp fire.

Margaret and Brian "fishing".

One of many rides with Uncle Dave.

Uncle Dave and Bruce with Susie

Mary Lou and Her Children

The Johnson Clan

The Wieman's

Margaret, Maureen, and Kaitlin deep in thought.

Brian with Uncle Brian's scooter and his favorite headdress.

On August 6th as the Family Reunion was ending Brian, Cile, Bobbie, and myself drove north into Canada. We traveled around the north shore of Lake Superior stopping at Thunder Bay and Wawa in Ontario. We finished our trip with Brian and Cile by visiting Mackinac, Michigan. We all had a wonderful time together.

Split Rock Lighthouse - Minnesota

Gooseberry Falls - Minnesota

Lake Superior Vistas

Fort William - Thunder Bay, Ontario

Bobbie and Brian trying a hand at the Axe Throw.

The Johnson's at Kakabeka Falls, Ontario

Kakabeka Falls

The Sleeping Giant - Thunder Bay

Rainbow Falls Provincial Park

Wild Flowers

Bobbie Sees the Moose! Wawa, Ontario

A Canadian Goose - Wawa, Ontario (Wawa means wild goose).

Scenic High Falls of the Magpie River - Wawa

Arch Rock - Mackinac Island, Michigan

Father Marquette Statue and Mackinac Island Harbor Front

Reenactors at Fort Mackinac

Topiary Display in front of the Grand Hotel

Mackinac Island Harbor View

Cile, Brian, and Bruce waiting for the ferry.

After our visit to Mackinac, Michigan - Brian and Cile headed home and we headed back into Canada for a wedding of a colleague at Niagara-On-The-Lake.

Niagara, Ontario - Horseshoe Falls


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