When we were here back in early May, we knew we needed to nail down an RV spot in which to ride out the July 4th holiday period. This is traditionally a very busy time for RV parks so you need to book early. In addition, we needed to make arrangements to get to an event in Las Vegas scheduled for June 28 – July 1. This event was the Iwashita-Akiyama family reunion. This is a family group related to Valerie’s maternal grandmother. Their first event was 3 years ago and they arranged to repeat it at the 3 year mark. A good number of the group traveled from Hawaii for the event.
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.