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 Archer2018-10-10 21:23:592018-10-10 21:23:59Morning snacks at Corner Bakery in Highlands Ranch, then a visit to the Happy Dog Ranch
Our morning was definitely Fall in Colorado! Beautiful, colorful, but also damp and cloudy. But we really liked our drive up into Roxborough State Park. We saw more deer then ever before, and took a little five minute walk in the chilly air.
In the afternoon, we spent time at our “cabin”, at Happy Dog Ranch, which everyone was impressed with. B clearly remembered past events there with the group, and with the spouses. I will try to plan one of those again soon. It’s a large space with a full kitchen. Everyone helped carry our belongings from the vans into the cabin. Ice chest, sandwiches, supplies for the sack lunch making project, lots to carry! We began with lunch, a delicious one provided by Corner Bakery, then began our task. Man o man this was worthwhile. Everyone commented throughout the day on how important it is to do some community service work. G and S couldn’t wait to get started, S spreading jam, G washing and slicing strawberries. L is great in the kitchen! Cleaning dishes, wiping down the counters, super helpful. Bruce and I had J counting bags and sorting, B filling baggies with chips, etc…we took about 45 minutes and were really focused on what we were doing. We completed 30 sack lunches which, after I send this email to everyone, I’ll take across the street to “The Life Center”, where they feed at risk families on Tuesday nights. I know they’ll welcome also having lunch ready for tomorrow.
As we worked we told stories, L about his career, S about his work history, G expressed the importance he places on helping out others, J told us about raising four boys and “I’ve packed a lot of lunches in my day”. Then veryone chipped in, as we cleaned up and repacked and reloaded up the vans!
S made me giggle when I noticed two Oreos stacked on top of each other on his plate after lunch. “Two Oreos ?” He thought for a sec then said, “someone must have taken my third.”