What to Expect
All the Jamesons are heading to the original homestead at Yellow Pine Ranch!
To ensure we all get some time together, and to make logistics easier, we have coordinated a “family reunion package” of a few hosted meals and activities that we recommend everyone attends.
The last “official” Jameson family reunion was 30+ years ago at Red Feather lakes for Grandma Wanda’s birthday. We’ve had 2 other opportunities for everyone to get together since then, including Grandma Wanda’s funeral and Dick Jameson’s 80th birthday, but this June we are having a real family reunion, back at the Yellow Pine Ranch where it all started.
The family has certainly grown and changed over the last 30 years. Many of us who have fond memories of the Yellow Pine now have families of our own that have never been to Cuchara. This reunion is an opportunity to share family legacies with the younger generations. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Perhaps the very first of our family reunions! This was the Powell family shortly after the arrival of Charlie Powell in 1906! Yes, this was on the Yellow Pine (not known by that name at the time). Let’s keep the tradition alive!
Bundle Package Available!
Let’s make this easy shall we? Sign up for the family reunion bundle and don’t worry about what’s included. You” get it all – t-shirt, BBQ, ice cream social, smores, Friday dinner, and Saturday dinner. Other meals, horseback riding, and lodging will still be on your own, but all the group activities are included!
Designed by Katrina’s talented husband, Amir. Order online and pick up when you check into the family reunion (in the lodge). Wear them for the Saturday dinner and photo session!
BBQ at the barn
Dinner on Thursday night will be catered. Delicious BBQ includes:
- Ribs, Brisket, and Chicken
- Potato Salad and Cole Slaw
- Warm dinner rolls
- Ice cream with all the toppings
Grandma Wanda Ice Cream Social
We can all blame Grandma Wanda’s love for ice cream as we enjoy some ourselves. Join us on Friday the 19th after dinner as we celebrate!
Ron and Cindy have graciously invited everyone up to their place for breakfast on Sunday before we all head out!
Coloring & Acitivity Book for the Kids
Kids will get a coloring and activity book made specifically for the Jameson family reunion for each adult who registers for the complete bundle. Featuring images from the Yellow Pine and Cuchara Valley.
Book: the True Story of a Bashful Girl
If you’ve never had the opportunity to read Annie Powells and Wanda Jameson’s life stories, copies of Greg’s book will be available.
Family Tree Storytime + Smores
Saturday evening after dinner, we’ll share family stories and enjoy S’mores around the campfire.
Fishing, Games, & Relaxing
The main ranch pond is regularly stocked, and guests are required to pay $4 per fish caught in the pond. Pond fishing is limited to 4 fish per day per person – no catch and release. Fishing is also avvailable in nearby lakes and streams. Plan on playing a few games of horseshoes and letting the kids play on the playground.
$50 per hour per person
Horseback trail rides provide a relaxing tour of the ranch pastures, streams, and forest. Horseback rides are available during the summer months to adults and children ages 8 years and up. Reservations are required. Please call the ranch directly at 719-742-3528
We are planning an excursion into LaVeta to visit the Fort Francisco Museum (where some of Grandma Powell’s crafts are housed), as well as other points of interest.
Hikes & Memorials
In addition to the LaVeta cemetary, a hike is planned to visit Don Jameson’s ashes and meorial on West Spanish Peak. Bring your hiking boots!
We are putting together a slide show of old and new family photos. If you’d like to share some, please send upload your photos.