special post for erickson family members:
WARNING!! severe picture overload....
several family members have been trying to plan a long overdue reunion for the past couple of years. it looks like the one in the works for southern colorado has a great chance of happening if everyone can commit to the date next summer and stick to it. uncle bruce's family has done a super job of setting up some tentative plans and it would be fantastic if everyone could be supportive in the effort. i can't wait to see the place my dad was born. (the jim erickson clan is also planning to tack a few extra days on to one end of the group reunion for a mini reunion of our own. not a bad idea for others....)
the reunion i tried to plan in 2003 was a blast and i know it meant a lot to the original siblings who came. i think there were close to around 80 ericksons or something... it would be great if we could get the ones who weren't at it to be at the next one. i think josh said there are now close to 200. it also took A LOT of work.... gathering a bunch of erickson together and trying to commit them to do anything is like trying to eat your own head- iMPOSSiBLE!!!! one of the hardest problems i had was trying to find accommodations for everyone. if we can get a good number and idea of many people are coming, it will be a lot easier to make sure there will be enough lodging within close proximity to each other. possibly start reserving now. the longer we wait the less chance of availability for a huge group like we're expecting, especially in prime vacation season. :)
some of the funnest times had at the oregon coast reunion we're the marshmallow/wiener roast, slide show/family movies, co2 races, sandcastles, tillamook, cannon beach, sand dunes, 4 wheelers, sunsets, the incredible view of the ocean & sewer plant (oops! my bad...i'll never live it down...), fireworks on the beach and my personal favorite: catching up with cousins, aunts, uncles and relatives we hadn't seen in years.
and now for your viewing please....here are some motivating pictures to get every ones butts motivated. :)
(josh and kambria have more info and details...check the erickson facebook page and lets get some rsvp-ing going on!! )
much love to all!!! julie.