Growing up we had a family reunion up in the Graham Mountains in Arizona every summer with my dad’s side of the family. I have 82 first cousins on my dad’s side alone so we were never bored and definitely made our fair share of mischief around camp. The best part for me about the reunion is when the whole family would make the hike up to Ladybug Tower. As you get closer to the tower you start seeing ladybugs here and there.
We even would have ladybug fights where we would grab handfuls of ladybugs and throw them at each other (in retrospect…yuck). When we finally reached the tower there were ladybugs everywhere in sight…on all of the surrounding rocks and all over the Ladybug Tower. Then, all of the uncles would climb up the tower and throw down money and candy to the little kids who would scramble all over the base of the tower to gather the goods.
Sometimes when I’m putting my kids to bed at night I tell my boys about the Ladybug Tower and their eyes get all big with excitement.