Family Reunion: Reesor Ranch

With the Corb Lund song ringing in my head… the Saskatoon McMillans converged along with the rest of Ray & Ellen’s children on Reesor Ranch this past weekend.    The ranch is in a beautiful spot just north of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.  We stayed in the old barn and chicken coop that had been converted to 13 rooms, a rec area and dining room.  It was great to have the whole place to ourselves and they are well set up with activities for all ages around the ranch.  The only negative comment I heard about the accomadations was that it could be noisy when some were trying to sleep and some were trying to stay up…  many of the rooms were on the second floor of the barn – so everyone was able to “share” every sound that occurred in the place – some didn’t want what I was sharing I guess!   On Saturday we took the short but beautiful winding drive to Fort Walsh where we enjoyed a well done tour.  It was especially neat to learn some more about the early roots of the RCMP(NWMP).    The next day after a family church service we enjoyed another beautiful winding drive to Elk Water where we sat on the beach and read books.  Okay actually Billy, Deista & I sat and read – everyone else found something else to do – it was a good afternoon.

All in all it was a great weekend.  Other highlights included Cowboy Poetry, guitars and singing,  field games with everyone, watching the kids ride horse, and good food, good conversation and lots of laughs.

This weekend we’re off to Regina to look at some houses then to Kennedy for a wider version of a McMillan Reunion and a celebration of my grandparents Anniversary.


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