family reunions

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I’m always surprised when I hear friends or colleagues say that their families rarely get together for reunions. That’s because between me and my husband, there are at least a couple to choose from every year. So we usually pick one and set aside some vacation time for it.
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Summertime is family reunion time!  Seeing the entire clan at a family reunion can be a lot of fun, but it can also get pretty pricey.  And you definitely don't want anyone in the family to feel uncomfortable or not attend because of the cost.  Here are some tips for keeping it cheap, and keeping it fun.
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Tips for a great family reunion.
They were a boisterous group, the family I observed on the Durango- Silverton train recently while I was on vacation. They were laughing and telling stories and obviously enjoying their time together. I couldn't resist... I struck up a conversation with one of the young women and learned they were having a family reunion in honor of her mother's 70 th birthday. They'd rented a house that accommodated 17 people and gathered in Durango, Colo., coming from Seattle, Nashville, Phoenix and Minneaapolis. "We're having a blast," the daughter told me.  (I secretly kind of wished I could join their party on the train!)
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