Littleton Historical Museum and lunch at Breckenridge Brewery

Today after coffee, we headed to the Littleton Museum. J gets the line of the day award. As we walked in to the museum we were greeted by the volunteers behind the desk. One of the ladies asked if we were all together. Without missing a beat J replied….”we are with each other, I don’t think anyone would say we have it together though.”

 We wanted to get out to the farm area before the rain came, (which it never did, lucky for us) There were a few field trips there, so the park was in full swing. Our Tuesday group loves the little ones, and they all seem to take great joy out of  talking with the families. C especially lights up when she sees the really small ones. There was an adorable little girl in a carrier, I think C spent a good ten minutes with that baby. She was so happy and content. She also really liked the longhorn steers?! There was a park employee dressed up as a Civil War union soldier. He was manning a table that we sauntered over to. He told us what it was like to be in the Civil War, while showing us how they made coffee and bread. He then told us about how he would mix flour and water, wrap the batter around his bayonet, then stick the bayonet in the fire to cook the bread.  He also filled us in on how it is a working farm. He was really an interesting guy. I am glad we ran across him.
Another hit was a bighorn sheep they had. We weren’t   supposed to pet the animals, but this was the friendliest Bighorn ever. He put his front legs on the fence so he could be closer to us.  Most of the guys went up to him, as did J and D. We also saw two of the fattest hogs I have ever seen, as well as a couple of very affectionate mules. We stopped and smelled the roses, other flowers, and just about every tree we came up on. Really turned into a nice walk. We then went inside and poked about the inside of the museum for a while. The museum was right in D’s wheelhouse. She knows the area so well that it was like having a tour guide!

We loaded up and headed out to Breckenridge Brewery for lunch. They did their usual nice job.  I had the guys with me as we were walking up to the restaurant. I pointed out the brewery part and mentioned they gave tours. Naturally there was some curiosity. I mentioned that most of the tours we take are short, maybe an hour at the most, and I heard this was a three hour tour. T immediately started sing the Gilligan’s Island song, the part about getting lost on a three hour tour. It is amazing the stuff we retain. After lunch, Mary met us there and we loaded up for the drive home.

Everyone was in a good mood today, conversational and friendly. Can’t wait until next time!