Many Thanks to Lisa and Jay Gruss who organized the 2013 Family Reunion. Lisa has some tour guide experience as she also arranged the 2000 Niagara Falls Lacey Family reunion
Mary Lacey (left) and Joan Tallman illustrating the dangers of cave exploring.
Mega Cavern Tour lead vehicle driven by tour guide
L > R, Rachael Gruss, Mary Lacey, Joanna Lacey enjoying buffet on the Belle of Louisville cruise.
Queuing up for Zip Line photo and trip.
Joanna Lacey's relatives
L > R, Rachael Gruss, Julia Gruss, Lisa Helmle, Tyler Helmle and Josef Helmle
Photo-2 L > R Joanna Lacey with family members
The final afternoon of the reunion was a luncheon cruise on the 'Belle of Louisville' on the Ohio river. This historic river steamboat is the last authentic vessel of its type operating in the USA.
Photo-3 L > R, Joanna Lacey, Jim & Mary Lacey, Karen Martin, Lisa Gruss, Joanna's Neice, Lisa Helmle, Joan Tallman, John Martin
L > R, John Martin, Julia and Rachael Gruss
L > R, Tyler, Lisa and Josef Helmle.
L > R, Joan Tallman, Kevin & Missy Bradtmueller, Julia Gruss
L > R, Jim Lacey, Lisa Gruss and Mary Lacey. Lisa and her husband Jay arranged all accommodations and events for this 2013 Family Reunion.
Family Reunion 2013 - Friends
Family Reunion 2013
Entrance to Mega Cave under Louisville KY, a huge cave created by mining hard limestone. Now used for commercial purposes and tours.
Family Reunion 2013 - queuing up for Zip Line ride in Mega Cave
Family Reunion 2013 L-->R standing: Joan Tallman, Mary Lacey, Jay Gruss. Seated: Joanna Lacey
Family Reunion 2013 - outfitted for Zip Line ride!
The Reunion begins!
Getting ready for the underground tour...
Now a tourist attraction and for underground commercial use.
Three lovely ladies - L>R, Joan Tallman, Joanna Lacey and Mary Lacey
The Galt House 'breezeway' - features a 24 hour restaurant and connects the two hotel buildings.
A lot goes on underground in Louisville KY!
Only the brave folks went on the Zip Line
A most interesting bathroom!
Party on! Action on 4th Street in Louisville
Farewell Reunion Dinner
Nightly events on 4th Street were a few blocks from the Galt House where the reunion was housed.
These signs, 'artistically' rusted, described the Mega Cavern used as a mine.
Lisla Helmle with her son Josef (left) and Tyler
L>>R Tyler Helmle, Joan Tallman, Mary Lacey, Jim Lacey, Josef Helmle - ready for the final event of the 2013 Reunion, a ride on the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville.
Out cruise ship, the Belle of Louisville, had a steam Calliope. You would not want to be too near when is was playing!