Musings of a Museum Fanatic


The Schmidt Family Reunion

One of the parts of summer that I look forward to most is that first weekend in August and going to the Schmidt Family Reunion. We usually are all over, like 2013 in Boston but the past few years we've been up outside of Ely, MN. I know it's been a while since the beginning of August (not sure how it's the end of September) but I've been working hard since the reunion to scan the photos from previous reunions. Since there are about 300 photos in each of the three albums I've had the reunion on my mind for a while!

Kevin, Mom and I road tripped up. Kevin was pretty awesome and drove the whole way there and back.

As you can tell there was a lot of singing and drinking pretty early on in the weekend. What can we say it's how we roll. It's pretty ridiculous how easily Kevin fits in with the family sometimes!

That's pretty much what we do ... drink, sing, eat and talk. There are also some yard games thrown in there as well but lots of singing and drinking.

Kevin, cousin in law Jeff and I got the chance to take the boat out for a little fishing. I think that was the Northern Pike I caught ... even if it's not we'll say it is. Shh! Don't tell Kevin.

I wish I could blow the panoramic up more for you because it's so awesome and it doesn't do it justice!

It's sad that the summer is over and we have to wait 11 months until the next Schmidt Family Reunion but until then I can enjoy looking through the photos I'm scanning and all the fun photos from this year!


Details of Union Station Chicago

It's funny how some places you can go in and out of dozens of times and never stop to really look at. I know for lots of people Union Station is one of those places. With not having to go through the original part of the building anymore I bet there are tons of people who don't even get to see the beauty just a couple hundred feet away.

When I met up with Mom and Bethany of few weeks ago to go to Girl and the Goat I had about an hour before their train got in. I decided that was a great time too enjoy my surroundings and take a few pictures of the beautiful detail work.

Next time you visit Union Station Chicago be sure take some time and enjoy the beautiful architecture!