Fatten The Brattain, 2012

It was a lot of fun!  For those who could not attend, you missed a great event!

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Here are some pictures from the weekend:

The brother team of Roger "The Ruthless Youthless" and  Greg "The Docile Fossil" Howe challenged the younger generation at badminton.

As this picture indicates, "Hysteric" Erik & Keith "the teeth" were upstaged when they misgauged the aged!

Jennifer & EJ (I assume that's Howe (pardon the pun) you spell "EJ") enjoyed the event.  

I found it interesting to note that Jennifer is now 2 years OLDER than her DAD was at the LAST cabin gathering, in 1985!  I also found it rather disturbing that I am still 2 years older than Jennifer.  I'm not sure I like the direction this is heading.

The go-karts came in handy for running down to the gate and back, to let people in, and transporting people between the cabins.

I think everybody was happy that Peggy could come.  She had not been up there in many years.

Diana and Bill came all the way from Arizona!

Jennifer and Kristin came drove almost 4 hours to attend.  I hope they ate enough to make it worth the drive!

I took a few several group shots.  This is one of the best ones.  You can see a full-size version of this photo by clicking on it. 

Then Dan took one with me in it.  You can see a full-size version of this photo by clicking on it.

Jennifer walked her Grandmother out to the car.

Roger joined Jennifer in helping Peggy to the car.  Peggy seemed to really enjoy seeing everybody.

A happy smile, after a humiliating badminton defeat to the older generation.  It seems strange that I am a member of that "older" generation, even though I'm only 2 years older than Jennifer.

Once again, the "formerly younger, now middle generation" gave another attempt at badminton. 

Roger, having graduated from the "middle" to the "older" generation, schooled the "youngest" generation in the ways of the forest.

Declan unknowingly prepared for a snipe hunt.  I'm sure he's proud of successfully foraging a snipe out of the wilderness... or maybe not...

Judging from the smiles, I would guess that Lisa & Scott won their badminton tournament, thereby "saving face" for their generation!

Leah arrived in time to be chauffeured in a go-kart, by Chloe. 

A long time ago, John was too young to ride the mini-bike.  He told me how much he had wanted to ride it, way back when.  Well, he's old enough now!  He really had a blast!

Meanwhile, at the Brattain compound, people ate and drank, just like at the Howe compound.


Sunday morning, we made more pancakes than we could count.  We went through an entire Costco-sized bag of Krusteaz.  I made most of them, but Kevin & Orlando made some so I could take more pictures.  I never got to eat any!

Overall, everybody seemed to enjoy the weekend.  I hope you all had a blast!  I also hope we don't wait 27 years for the next one!


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