Bob and Pat King once again staged a family reunion at their Mantoloking retreat on the Jersey Shore.
Jen and Tom arrived a day early to take in some golf with Bobby and Danielle King…but neither Danielle nor Jennifer could seem to make it out of bed for the 8am tee time. Tom and Bobby had a grand time with some fellow duffers, one of whom was a first timer.
After the golf, it was time for the beach. This year there was a little more sun than on previous occasions. The highlight for Tom was when Pat and Bob came around with weiners. Yum.
After the beach, there was a catered affair back at the house. After a few drinks, Kathy got up the nerve to take a ride on cousin Bobby Burke’s Harley.
A good time was had by all.
Jennifer’s cousin Kimberly Burke got married to her childhood friend, Jesse. Kimberly and Jesse were neighbors at the Jersey Shore and rediscovered each other years later.
Jen and Tom seem to be making an annual trip out of the Glimmerglass Opera season in Cooperstown. This year, they were joined by Tom’s Aunt Arlene and Uncle Bill, who came down from Syracuse for the weekend.
This year, the trip finally involved something that Tom enjoys…golf. Unfortunately, a stomach flu kept Tom curled up in a ball on the golf cart as Jennifer, Bill and Arlene puttered about.
Jen and Tom were sent with a special task. They were supposed to get Carey Keesler a special baseball pacifier from the Cooperstown General Store. Unfortunately, the store was out of the prize. Good thing there will be future trips.
Jen and Tom were joined by Doug and Penelope & Skull on a journey through New York’s Harriman State Park. Doug and Penelope are not typically found outside of the City, so this was quite a unique experience.