Barton Family Reunion '10

Yes, it's time again for the annual Barton family summer reunion. After convening in Logan on Friday evening, we spent Saturday up at Bear Lake.

Could it be the infamous Bear Lake Monster?

Eddie took it upon himself to be as dirty as possible at all times. (Not pictured—back at the grandparents' house, he wandered off and discovered a bunch of plums that had fallen out of the tree onto the sidewalk. It didn't take him very long to figure out how much fun it is to squeeze them.)

Eddie and Kristen after a cleansing dip in the water.

Since the public restrooms were a bit of a drive from our spot on the beach, all the cousins pitched in to build this makeshift latrine. Okay, that's not really true (at least for the potty-trained ones).

As always, the food took center stage. Some culinary highlights: homemade root beer, corn on the cob, watermelon, potato salad, skookies, an 80 count box of FatBoy seconds, and the pièce de résistance, mouth-watering beef brisket slow smoked for 16 hours.

Unfortunately the weekend ended on a sour note when I woke up sick on Sunday morning. I'm not sure what caused this, but one theory is my digestive system objected to me consuming my body weight in brisket.


Hali said...

What fun, I love Bear Lake! Sorry to hear that you got sick Dave, I hope you bounce right back!

Cheryl said...

I wonder what Josh is scared of in that group shot, maybe he saw the Bear Lake Monster...