At the end of September, we had the great blessing of being able to travel as a family back the the U.S. for a Clauson Family reunion. My
father, Herb, turned 70 earlier this year and the dream was for the whole family to be able to be together at some point during the year to celebrate. In the end, we had “Herb’s Beach Party” on the Oregon coast near the home of my brother Dave and his family. This was the first time in many years that we were able to be together with my parents and all my brothers and their families. It was especially fun to see Matías and Lucus have time to get to know their cousins better. The days were filled with building sand castles, playing bocce ball, running though the dunes, and looking for clams…not to mention plenty of great food interspersed between games of Rook.