Pearson Reunion!

Well, today was the day of the Pearson Reunion! We had a good time. I hung out with cousins Seth and Courtney and Trevor a lot of the time, and some with Nate, another cousin.
I think it would be far too hard to give you a real account of the whole thing, but I’ll tell some parts.
After the main program, Nate, Seth, Courtney, Uncle Tim, John Licoln, and a few other people got out Uncle Tim’s big water balloon sling shot. It was a lot of fun…I got it really far, better than I thought I would do. I played with Trevor-oh, he was SO funny. One of the prizes that Uncle Tim gave out at one point was a tiny water gun, a lot of peoplehad them. Well, Trevor would take it, laboriously push down the trigger with his other hand, and when it squirted him he would just laugh and laugh and laugh, a real belly laugh.
During the program, I joined another table with mom. We were playing a game to get to know each other a little better.
One of the questions was “How many different musical instruments can you play?” Our table came up with 18. One boy, Nick, had a ton of different ones, and I had fife, piano, voice, recorder, pennywhistle, and violin. So later, when the room was cleared out, I discovered Nick at the piano. We ended up talking for a long time. It was really interesting, he would play something, then I tried, and it was a really nice piano. Anyway, his dad ended up popping in to say he liked the Lord of the Rings music I was playing, then Nick, his dad, and I talked for an hour! His dad was just as much a LotR fan as I was, and it was really nice to talk to someone who liked it and knew the same things, and more, that I did. Then Nick and I joked around with Than for a while. It was so cool, his family loves Gilbert and Sullivans. Most people don’t even know about them…or at least that’s my experience. Well, I had better wrap this up.
OH WAIT!
CHOCORUA!
I climbed chocorua with the family Friday! It was really hard, but worth it. Definitely the hardest mountain I’ve ever climbed. We went to Champney Falls, Krissy you know where that is, and stood under the smaller one to the far left. I climbed up through some really soft dirt quite a ways. Anyway, we made it, all of us. Even Betty, who had knee trouble, and on the way down bruised one foot and had pain in the other. She was a real trooper. :)
On the way down, Uncle Tim and I were way ahead of everyone else, and we took a few extra minutes to go to the falls on the way back. In fact, we left an arrow and our initials pointing to the left at the fork, but they never saw it. They found us anyway.
But since Uncle Tim and I had a bit of extra time, and it was nigh on ninety degrees, we jumped in. I climbed over in my shoes, but on the way back, yup, you guessed it, I fell in. So I figured, what the hey, I’m already wet, so I jumped around in my shoes for a while. Then everyone else arrived, and Aunt Margaret, Uncle Tim and I slid down the rock. There were shallow bits at the bottom that we landed in. Freezing cold, but refreshing. I took my shoes off for that bit. :P
Anyway, after a long hot walk back in wet underwear and soaked shoes, we made it, and I rode back with Cousin Carl and Uncle Tim. We talked basic politics, ’twas interesting. Well, I’m going to head out. Dad and Nate are playing war games, one computer on either side of me, and I have a bit of trouble concentrating with them there.

5 Comments

  1. Jessie Said,

    July 31, 2004 @ 8:28 am

    Oh oh oh I totally remember that!!!!! He had a slingshot at Peniel!!!! Yay! I remember because we each got to shoot it, and I think someone fell on their tush. Lol!

  2. Hannah Said,

    August 1, 2004 @ 7:23 am

    Yeah, Yeah! I remember that! And they would explode in the pine trees…Oh man, Jess, I miss Peniel SO much. :(

  3. Krissy Said,

    August 1, 2004 @ 4:14 am

    Neat! Sounds like you had fun!
    So, do Sonja and I get to try to climb Chocorua again next year, or are you giving up on us as bad luck? =)

  4. Krissy Said,

    August 1, 2004 @ 9:49 am

    Wow. Everything’s smaller.

  5. Krissy Said,

    August 7, 2004 @ 11:09 am

    Ok, everything’s back to normal size.

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