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2010 Lopatka Family Reunion in the Great Smoky Mountains

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Day 1 June 20, 2010

My niece Sandi Zani arranged a wonderful family reunion in the Smoky Mountains where she grew up.  It was a place where we and other family members visited many times in the 70s and 80s. 

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Carole, Michael and I drove 7 hours on Saturday June 19th and checked into the Hampton in Richmond KY. at 8:00 PM. Dan,  Sabine and their kids were right behind us. Kathie and Debbie waited for Michelle to play 3 softball games, where she batted 700.  They arrived at 4:00 AM.  We had a short 3 hour drive ahead of us on Sunday morning.

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We arrived at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg by 2:00

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We were on the 12th floor with a beautiful view of the Smokies.

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That is Dan and Audrey waving to me, with Luke climbing on a pile 

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The Kids (Big and small) jumped into the pool

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When the Sun went down, I got out my telescope. 

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We looked at Venus and the waxing first quarter moon with 

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2013 Family Reunion