http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg 0 0 Mary Archer http://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg Mary Archer2017-11-25 02:23:362017-11-25 02:28:44Center for Arts Evergreen + Lunch at D.W.'s Diner
The Center for the Arts Evergreen recently moved into a newer and larger space, and they’ve been inviting us up for a visit. Today was absolutely a perfect day for that. They had on display their “holiday show” and though there were some art pieces regarding the holidays, it was more a collection of artistic items one sale for the holidays. But that was great, because it provided us with such a variety of things to look at: jewelry and paintings and small antiques and photographs and quilts and hats and mittens and stationery and even a colorful interpretation of Beatles music. As J said in the car later, “every time I turned around there was something else to see!” and we all felt that way. E pointed out to me a pair of earrings that were unusual and asked me if I could figure out how they would fit in someone’s earlobe, which I didn’t have the answer to, but then we noticed a sign answering her exact question. (I love this engagement and curiosity) Every single one of the women found something to interest them, in particular we had a good discussion about the painting of the lady looking at the bluebirds. Was she “wishing she could fly away” or was she sad, or was she wanting to steal one of their feathers? We all had our opinions, and gave the painting some thought, but when Brian gave his opinion, C. said something with a slightly sarcastic tone about “well that’s a man’s point of view”, which cracked us up. This gallery was perfect for us as the drive to Evergreen was great, including lots of singing in the car, especially in the car.
Before the drive to Evergreen, we went on a walk on the trails behind J’s home. He brought healthy snacks and drinks for the ladies to have on the walk, and he said they kept a steady pace for 20 minutes or so.
Lunch was at D.W.’s Diner. I think everyone enjoyed their meals. C had requested “a small hamburger” and sure enough, the waitress brought her a kids sized one with a side of applesauce and C loved that! K and J- huge salads, L almost ordered a turkey sandwich then caught herself, “wait a minute, I have a fridge full of turkey. I want pancakes!”
The restaurant, as it turns out, was serving both breakfast and lunch, but no French toast. Oh well.
Brian told me that in his carpool going home, C. and J were very appreciative of their outing, that’s always so good to hear at the end of the day.
I hadn’t been on a “Ladies Day” in quite some time, I enjoyed every minute with these wonderful women.