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 Archer2019-07-03 20:45:382019-07-03 20:48:23Tour at Catholic Cathedral and lunch at Syrup
Bruce and Jennifer hosted a fun day for our group. They all met at a small park in the morning for a picnic including a pot of coffee, juice, water, fruits, pastries and nuts…but moved on quickly afterwards to a 10:30 tour of the Cathedral. The official name is Cathedral Basilica of Immaculate Conception. It was built in the early 1900s, the style is French Neogothic. SO much to see here, and I’m told our guide was so good, telling all kinds of stories of interest to us. Julia Greely is buried here, awaiting possible sainthood, Pope John Paul II has stayed here, Mother Teresa has visited, Mother Cabrini, Buffalo Bill Cody have visited and Molly Brown was instrumental in funding the creation of it! A was seated in Molly Brown’s own pew, in fact, as we sat listening to our guide.
We then headed to City Park where we hoped we would be able to take a long walk, but the heat was too oppressive. We got out for a stroll, however, watching the Cormorants and observing many statues in the park.
Then to lunch, quite near City Park, at Syrup. It was earlier then we usually go to lunch but we needed the break from the heat. The restaurant always has good food but was on the noisy side today when we arrived at their rush hour. But it’s a nice place for us, and a great location.
And then the temps cooled down and we went to Platte Park where we knew the large trees would shade us. They have a historic mansion at the park called The Fleming House. Bruce and J were standing next to it when Bruce pointed to a sign that made J laugh. “No stopping or standing”. Oops! And then we even had time for one more visit to the park, at Ruby Hill, but this time we didn’t get out of the car. This is a park with unique bicycle ramps and challenging trails, which we checked out. AND! Even one more stop this afternoon, the group came to our office for a quick dessert, stretch, bathroom break and cold drink before heading home. We served up lemonades and ice waters, and had chocolate chip cookies.
I was really tickled to hear their stories about the day. The tour seemed like a special one. A gave me some terrific details about the stained glass windows and the Julia Greeley story, and told us about bishops and candles and saints and other details about the Catholic religion. D said he enjoyed the tour too, and had compliments for the tourguide. I asked him about his trailer which is for sale then we all started singing bits and pieces of the song with the line, “Trailer for sale or rent”…nobody could get much more then that, at least not for a while…but it was hilarious as we all gave it a try. Even J sang, which is a rarity. I asked him to do it again!, and he plugged his ears, saying “you better do this if I’m going to sing”. T was laughing and laughing at this silliness. She was also laughing at Bruce’s teeshirt with a banana on it, and enjoyed his story about a banana stand from a scene in “Arrested Development”, which just made her laugh all the more.