Family Reunion 2013

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.

IMG_9856

Continue reading

Advertisements

Cooper Family Gathering 2012

Siblings

Siblings

Our annual family gathering took place this year between November 29 and December 2, 2012.  As we have for the past 9 years, we met at Dale Hollow Lake in north central Tennessee.  We occupied the same two side by side, 5 bedroom chalets.  The weather was super nice, climbing into the mid to upper 70’s.  All family members were present.

Some of the yummy food

Some of the yummy food

From year to year our menu for the 3 1/2 days repeats in terms of the general plan for the meals.  However, there are some old favorite dishes that we always look forward to as well as some new ones that get a try out for status as a repeater.  In any case there is no shortage of lots of yummy dishes and desserts.  Many of these are prepared using recipes from our Mother so it’s a way for us to honor her memory and the loving manner with which she feed us all.

We’re grateful to have this opportunity to all come together once again and, of course, we have made our reservation for next year’s gathering, our 10th.