We have been so lucky with the weather the last few weeks that none of us could complain today . Jennifer and I were the hosts for the day and we decided to try something different for morning snack. We met at a bookstore in Littleton that has a cafe inside. It was a bit busier than we expected, but that gave us plenty to talk about and to see. Between the children, the books, the toys, and the Moose Munch popcorn, we had a lot to keep us busy.
After we had our tea and coffees, we walked across the parking lot to take a short walk. We wanted to at least get some exercise in. It was really pleasant when we started out, going around the lake with the intention of turning back about halfway around, which would have given us about a mile. The first half we took our time, looking at the clouds build, watching the geese and the ducks, and stopping to pet any dog that we came across. As we were getting ready to turn around, we came across a big goose that was missing a foot. We speculated how he lost it, and watched him attempt to hop around on one foot. Someone walked by and said he probably got it stuck in the ice, and lost it that way. As soon as we turned around, so did the weather. The wind picked up and it got damp. We hussled back to the bookstore for another rest room break before lunch.
We had lunch at Macaroni Grill. The food was good, the service exceptional, and everyone had a box to go for later. Everyone was relaxed, and the table was very conversational.
We then went to the Wildlife Experience at C.U. South for an IMAX on National Parks. The movie was terrific. It is a 3D film about how the National Parks got their start, with visits to several in the Western part of the country. There was beautiful scenery in every frame. I heard several oohs and ahhs, and some giggling when a groundhog jumped up off the screen and almost ran into our 3D laps.
After the film we headed home. As I dropped our new friend C, she asked if we get to do this again. I acted incredulous and asked if she really wanted to go out with us again after spending two days with us. She got a big smile and said “you bet I do!”