Here is my reception committee. The first face I saw in the crowd was Ben's and two daughters and two granddaughters were waiting just beyond.
Unfortunately, I seem to have picked up a nasty bug on the trip. We drove five hours down to Grants Pass with me coughing most of the way and all the night.
It was so good to be together with the kids and they pampered their poor sickie all the while. On the 7th, Tanabata matsuri in Japan, Ken and Zia had a lovely wedding reception in the woods. I wish I had been more prepared for taking pictures but the best I could do was find a comfortable chair and greet people rom there. I'll have to explore the pictures on the other kid's cameras to see if there is something better.
The clan. (hard to get those little girls in one picture) Little Paul and Lucien had to attend a baseball game so couldn't come but Jon and son, Kai came in from Washington DC to attend. I am regretting I didn't get a picture of my darling Niece, Lempi with her family. It was such a bonus to see her too. Some camped out in the woods that evening but we drove back to Ken's to crash on real beds. Good choice for me!
Yesterday was the five hour drive back to Portland ... maybe longer with accident delays along the route