We’re going to try something different for family reunions—cousins’ reunions. When one of us feels the urge to host a reunion, it will be up to that cousin to arrange the location, date, and any other incidentals and then communicate to the rest of the family. So the traditional first Saturday in August will not likely be the day for our gathering. With this arrangement, we may also not gather every year and the location will mostly likely change from gathering to gathering. Should two of us decide to host a cousins’ reunion, we can possibly gather twice or simply defer to the first one to get the information out.
So to kick things off, Pat and I invite you to come to Lexington, KY for Saturday July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th. We live about 3 miles off I-75 and there is a Best Western at the interstate junction with Richmond Road—a direct drive to our house. Jacobson Park is just across the highway and I’ll need to know if you are coming so I can reserve a pavilion; otherwise, we’ll grill in our tiny back yard. So please write, call, or email us when you know your plans.
There is a pool at the Best Western and other activities around Lexington include: tour of Henry Clay’s home (small fee) and gardens (free) walk at The Arboretum (free, two mile paved trail), breakfast at Keeneland’s track kitchen and walk through the barns, the KY Horse Park (takes about 3 hours and costs about $15), visit Shaker Village (about $15 and 45 minutes away), as well as visiting among ourselves and ‘catching up’. Longer trips and possible to do within a day are Mammoth Cave and Cumberland Falls…each about a 4 hour drive one-way; the Cincinnati Zoo is about two hours each way.
So when you know your plans, also let us know which activities appeal to you. We’ll plan to have sandwich materials for Saturday’s lunch and grill out Saturday’s dinner meal. We’ll each be on our own for Sunday’s breakfast and we’ll decide on Sunday’s lunch pending the activities people want to do. Note that Lexington is on Eastern Daylight Time. We look forward to hearing from you by June15th and seeing you Saturday/Sunday July 3-4.
Love to all, Hugh and Pat Huffman
180 Somersly Place
Lexington, KY 40515