Gregg's brother Gary is a Shriner who rides in the Famous White Horse Mounted Patrol, a 90 year old institution of Sioux City, IA. A highlight of our time in IA is visiting the stables of these gorgeous horses.
That's El Dorado, one of the performing white horses nearing retirement, watching his buddies perform.
This is the branch of the Schindel family that is descended from Jacob Schindel - most of us anyway, including in-laws. We were the biggest branch contingent of the 70+ person reunion that Gregg wrote about.
One of the things Gregg and I love about going to church there is seeing our friend Margaret Spies, 100 years old last February, still self-supporting in her own home and sharp as a tack. Here she is with our one year old Great-granddaughter Jordie and Fiance-Granddaughter-in-Law Katie. 100 plus 1.
One of our reunion activities was a float down the Floyd River that runs through the Schindel farm. Lots of rain this year made for a very wide fast moving river, lots of fun and lots of mud!
Then we were off for Nebraska for more time with Gregg's kids and grand-kids. Found ourselves a beautiful new city park in Omaha (not really wanting to return to the one in which we were burglarized in May!).
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