When the leaves turn to gold...it's time
A quiet place in the woods
The family gathers 'round the trough in Tyler
It is here that the legend arose that one of our ancesters was 1/64 part Cherokee.
The empty Veranda at 5:30 a.m....The Atchleys are not known for "getting the worm"
The Dining Hall - nicely landscaped this year!
The Dining Hall - shrouded in the morning fog.
And they said there were no orange trees in East Texas
The Men's Cabin Night Light - and nice new ramp - both deeply appreciated by the older generation!
Honest - when I raised the camera there was a deer standing there! Note to self: must work on reflexes.
The Dining hall at 6:00 a.m. - where is everybody?
View of the lake...uh, rather the fog
Camp Tyler pier - very useful for walking into the fog, but not long enough to reach the lake this year!
Lake Tyler has a low tide!!
Warning - no diving off pier!!!!
Sunrise in the fog
Shimmering Lake Tyler sunrise
Sunrise over shrouded Lake Tyler
With incredible stealth, Steve hones his skills at the rather odd sport of canoe stalking
View of the foggy pier from Dining Hall
Lake Tyler beach - the tide is out.
"I'm one of the little people. Have you come to worship me?"
Obviously beside himself with pent up energy, George waits in the kitchen for dinner
The Great Waffle Heist - starring Clara Jean!
Rats...I really wanted one of those waffles!
Hired as a kitchen consultant, Dylan expounds upon the virtues of organic preservatives
Jereny stands transfixed by Glenn's patented quivering hand attack
George the listener
Dad...that man with the camera is bothering me again.
"Glenn, YOU tell them we forgot to get any food."
Dylan - the step son?
Wyman hones his deadly glaring technique
Velda and her fuzzy headed daughter Lisa
George and Elizabeth are marched into the woods after being captured by the little people
Lisa hides from the paparazzi
Nancy is told that her little people have captured George and Elizabeth and marched them into the woods
Dylan - hiding behind the screen
The contemplative Glenn
The contemplative Jacque
Steve is about to smile
Steve and Lisa take a break
Dylan stands, uh, sits porch guard
Dylan practices the ancient art of zen fire tending
Sadly, when they were young girls Linnie glued their fingers together.
The circle of life
Dylan, Kaylei, Lisa & Steve visit the farm
Now that's a Goatee!
Glenn's wagon at the farm
Lisa is horsing around again
Kaylei the skeptic
Lisa and Steve at the farm
So...what are you guys in for??
Dylan, Steve, Kaylei and Lisa practice the rigorous sport of strolling
Checking out the coop crowd
Grazing in the sunshine
Pale horses at pasture
If it itches, scratch it.
So...what's up Doc?
Nosing up to Riley
A nose, by any other name, is still a nose!
Don't get your nose bent out of shape!
"You've got to kick the wheels before you buy one of these used wagons."
The wagon wheel
Camp Tyler farmhouse
Steve - through the farmhouse window
The farmhouse museum
Kaylie by window light
"Please go away!"
The farmhouse window
The farmhouse bedroom
The farmhouse window - Riley & friends
View out the farmhouse window
Dylan and Kaylei
Over the wagon rail
The steer and the calf
Dylan goes thumbs up
Reid and Jackson play dueling flutes
Reid's flute days are over
One more picture and I smack you with this sippy cup!
Hoyt struggles with how to feed 40 people with two potatoes, one onion and a dash of Chris's thumb.
Robin watches Hoyt struggle, and almost sympathizes!
The master chef at work
The future puzzle master - the early years
"Hey, this is not so hard!"
Together, we can do this
"So that's where it goes!"
Eureka! I won!
"Oh...it's you again."
Benched with the giggles
The bench pixie!
Jackson and Joanna
"No! I'll go first!"
Lined up for the tube
"I found this sunspot and I'm not moving!"
Tube Rolling Fun
"Joanna! Run get help! Quick!"
The light at the end of the tunnel
Reid perfects the "obligatory" smile!
"Maybe we should go downhill instead!"
Taking a break
"My mom told me to hold this pole up until dinner!"
Clara Jean's turn to push
Riley checks in with the real world
Step talking - a Camp Tyler tradition
Walk softly and carry a big stick
Playing with the water pump
You mean we're not supposed to be playing with the water pump?
Just hanging out on the steps
The sultry look
"My legs are too short to bend!"
Lisa and Steve in analytic mode
"I was just kidding...see!"
This is just a two flute kind of day
Audra barely tolerates the paparazzi
Nancy and Jeremy the Cheshire Cat
"Psst...she doesn't know!"
"Tell me what you're thinking."
"You expect me to believe that!?"
Big sister supervises
Jeff & Riley
"You're like a father to me!"
The Meredith strut!
"Guess where I'm going to put that camera if you don't back off!"
Kaylei gets tubed.
Riley leans into one
"You did what?"
Tragically, Harriett still struggles with her drinking problem.
Only a true master can cook while he sleeps!
"I hope Hoyt wakes up before he starts slicing the carrots!"
They don't call him "Thumbs" for nothing!
Jimmy even laughs at the bad jokes!
Deann belatedly considers the wisdom of her decision to meet the Atchleys
Storytelling in the Dining Hall
"This piece does NOT go with this puzzle!"
Chris puzzles over one
I've seen puzzles before...this is NOT a puzzle.
The gathering room
"Oh, it's you again!"
Meredith tries to cheer up the kitchen crew - many of whom have been cutting up way too much
"I'm glad to see that you are excited about computers too Harriett!"
Kaylei - that "far away" look
Kaylei spoils her dinner with too many snacks
Somehow, Meredith manages to laugh all the time - often for no apparent reason.
The one with her tongue out appears to be a troublemaker
Kaylei comes out of her tube
Steve and Kaylei
Kaylei - a light in the dark
The rare east Texas "Percan" tree
Riley - too soft to be a real paparazzi
You got down there - now let's see you get up!
"Don't make me get serious with you!"
Warming up for the slam dunk contest!
Jimmy waits for the rebound before leaping to the rim!
Jackson runs the old fogie team through some drills.
Come on, give me your best shot !
It's in the eyes!
"Really! There was a bench here just a minute ago!"
Reid teaches Joanna some his better pole dancing moves
"Catch her Jackson!"
"They went that a way!"
Jimmy "Cement Hands" Atchley makes another lightening spin move to the basket
"Let's let Nancy decide which one of us has the keenest fashion sense!"
"I can't believe you voted for Harriett!"
Nancy does street dancing
"Okay, open wide!"
Velda "Smooth Moves" Atchley
Up! Up and away!
Harriett and Lavinia plot strategy
"Ouch! I knew I shouldn't have walked all the way out here from the Dining Hall!"
A street gang gathers outside the Kitchen
"Is that really true!?"
"George! How could you!?"
"What do you mean Jimmy has already left!?"
Riley wins the retro antique head gear contest
Riley at sunset
The lonely fisherman
Riley - the human tripod
Riley stays focused
The sunset boater
Moon over Camp Tyler
Photo op on a dark pier
"I can't believe these people are all related!"
Who knew she lived in Guthrie!?
"Wait 'til I tell Mom what you said!"
"Hey Jeremy. Are you going to eat all of that?"
"So how come your plate has more on it than mine!?"
Chatting around the dinner table
"Dang! I hate it when I'm the first one to go for seconds!"
Heated dinner discussion over organic foods!
Wyman waits patiently for the conversation to lull so he can go for dessert!
"Okay. Who put the Persimmon extract in the carrots!?"
"Leave me alone. I'm nibbling!"
It finally dawned on me - that's a pine cone on Riley's head!
Outside looking in - I know they're talking about me
A pretty intense group at the end of the table
I think she saw me!
The Clean up Crew! Okay, next time remember to get a group picture before the last morning!
Going home - the sun sets on yet another Atchley Family Reunion