Monday, August 11, 2008

43rd Annual McCray Reunion, Cuchara, Colorado

Recently 58 family members converged on Yellow Pine Ranch in Cuchara, Colorado for our (Beck's dad's) annual reunion. It was wonderful to visit with family from Colorado, Texas, Idaho and Hawaii. And after weeks of Texas heat...WOW!!...the cool temps were great! Some of the highlights:
16 of us met for breakfast near
Des Moines, NM
as we traveled up from various places in Texas.
From there we caravaned to Mt Capulin (volcano) for the
opportunity to take in an amazing view.
A drive along the Highway of Legends from Trinidad
to Cuchara.
Excursions to Blue Lake and Bear Lake.
A bear entertained us on the side of the road.
Other bears strolled through the ranch at night turning over
trash cans, drinking from the
Hummingbird feeders
and leaving paw prints on our car.
Family meals for the whole group of 58 with great food.
My name was drawn to win a
well-worn quilt made by
my grandmother
over 50 years ago...a treasure!


God's Girl said...

I love the name of your blog... a life on a mission! Praise God for all the lives that are on a mission to glorify Jesus.

God bless you!

Angie said...

How great that you all get to do this every year. Congratulations on winning the quilt.

We got Neal moved into his apartment over the week-end. He's excited about being on his own.

Thanks for sharing your pictures -- lovely!

Love always

SJCarsten said...

I am so glad you had a good time.

I can't wait to see the quilt

God's Girl said...

I just found out that you can search other blogs by going to your profile and clicking on one of your interests (ie; missions or christian music). It will pull up other blogs that have the same interest. It's been kind of fun.

May God bless you abudantly for your heart to reach the nations!


jess said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the kind words you left!

It sounds like your reunion was wonderful. And to have won a quilt that your grandmother made... Priceless! Those are true treasures!

Have a great day.
God Bless you and yours!

Michelle said...

Hi Beck! You live in Texas? That's so awesome! I bet you have the most wonderful Texan accent! I'm from Ohio, so my speech is a bit more boring than yours. I love your hair, by the way. And your site is phenomenal! I'm so new to this blogging thing...but I fell in love with it pretty quickly. One day my site will be as pretty as yours!

warren said...

You have been to some amazing places and done some wonderful work! I am glad you are able to be such an ambassador to so many people...truly a blessing I am sure!

FiveGreers said...

Hi Beck,
Thanks for stopping by our blog and leaving us a note. I was browsing through your posts here-really great! Nice pictures! I'm gonna check out that book you mentioned too!
Hope you'll check back in with us from time to time. We'll do the same.
Blessings to you from sunny southern CA!

Denise said...

Hey there from Kansas! Wanted to say thanks for stopping in over at my blog. I just love family reunions, don't you (well obviously!)? All the noise, and the food, and the fun...did I mention the noise? Ah, always so nice, and what a great place to get together. Watch out for those bears! :-)

Frazzled said...

I LOVE Yellow Pine Ranch! I have always wanted to stay there. We just do the trail rides there each year :( Maybe some day! So crazy to see someone else going to Cuchara!!