We need/want to make a 3 week trip back to Los Angeles in order to take care of some health and dental checkups and to visit with family and friends. This requires that we stash the motorhome somewhere while we make the trip. The plan we developed was to park it at a storage lot near my sister’s house in Tullahoma, TN, spend a few days with her, my nieces and great nephews before flying out of Nashville.
Once again this year, the Cooper family made the trip to Dale Hollow Lake in Tennessee in order to spend a few days together all in one place. This is (I think) the 12th year that we have gathered in this particular place at this particular time. The time is the weekend following Thanksgiving weekend, this year, December 2 – 6, 2015.
Once again it was time for our Cooper family reunion at the Eagles Cove Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. We have this each year on the weekend following the Thanksgiving weekend. Valerie and I flew into Nashville where we were met by my sister and then spent the night with her before heading to Dale Hollow Lake.
Along with my three siblings, we arrive at the lake on Wednesday, spend Wednesday and Thursday together before the rest of the family arrives on Friday. In all we total 25, I think. I suppose you could call it habit or repetition, but we follow a similar menu format each year which simplifies the planning somewhat. It’s a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, food and love.
Our annual Cooper family group met, as we have for the past 10 years, at the Eagle Cove Resort on Dale Hollow Lake (pics) in North Central Tennessee. This year, Valerie and I incorporated the event into our road trip which began from Southern California on October 28, 2013. We arrived at the lake on December 4th having driven about 4,200 miles so far.