4 days
26 hours of driving
2100 kms covered
40 relatives
2 years until the next one

The only downside to the family reunion weekend was that I only got to play one game of horseshoes and was unable to reclaim my crown.

But remarkably (knock on wood) my mother managed not to lose anything during the entire four days. This officially breaks the family reunion curse that we were saddled with – although we did get to relive the whole “lock both sets of keys in the car, break the car lock trying to get in” experience a few times as various members of the “tribe” remembered the incident.