Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Roby Invasion at Rock Creek

We Robys have a reunion with extended family every three years. This year my mom and I were in charge of organizing it, so naturally we chose to hold it in Mammoth Lakes. This was fortuitous for many members of the family who had not been to the Lodge in many years—and for those who had never been there, even though they'd heard stories about it all their lives.

Craig London graciously allowed us to park our caravan at the Lower Corral and I stood on the cabin porch to share a brief outline of the Roby history at Rock Creek.

Photo courtesy of Martha Roby Bader.

We managed to gather almost everyone for a group shot in front of the store.

Note: included in this group are Bob Clark's three kids and one grandson with their spouses, and three of his nieces & nephews with their families—I have noted previously that he built and repaired some of the buildings.

Below are four of the Robys present: Martha, who made an appearance as a little girl in my last post, my cousin David Roby (Jim's son), and of course me and my dad.

We toured the Lodge grounds and shared a few stories before heading up to Rock Creek Lake to spend some time playing in the water.

As you can see, it was one of those perfect July days. It was nice that the canyon welcomed all of us back so generously.


  1. great posts Leslie. I check on this site now and then as it also brings back memories of my teenage years working at Camp Wyoba in Wyoming

  2. Thank you for all of the pictures! Enjoyed every one. What fun it was to bump into your parents- Shirley and Kibby - summer of 2010, as I was fishing on the upper bridge and they were driving out. It had been a few years...

    Carolyn Holmes

  3. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello, Carolyn. I remember my parents talking about running into you. It's always fun to hear who they've seen during their visits to the canyon.


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