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 Archer2019-08-06 00:11:212019-08-06 00:11:21Lunch at Urban Egg Highlands Ranch, a couple of walks, coffee at Tomaris, great day
My day began with laughter, as G entertained me in the car with his disco dancing, done as well as someone strapped into a car can do it! He and Jane continue to bring joy to our days as they lose inhibition and dance and sing in the car, it’s so fun to watch. Jane today singing to Home, Home on the Range and the Barnie theme song among others, ha!
We had lots of goodies along with our coffee and hot chocolate at Tomari’s which is quite near Tiny Town. They are ALWAYS gracious to us, such an inviting place. I said the name is a combination of the owner’s, Tom and Mari, then P said something about “well we can come here tumarre”, then Jane sang a line from “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya..” I asked P to pose in front of the Tomari sign with Torrey and they did a silly pose for the camera.
Back in the car for a beautiful drive on Parmalee Gulch. We sang and also talked about songs. The name Wendy came up then I asked if anyone knew a song about that name. P was the one to set us all straight and sang a couple lines from the song “Windy”, “not Wendy” . He was right on! He amazes us sometimes with what he remembers.
Torrey was driving at this point, and took us to O’Fallen Park where we had about 1/2 an hour to explore. This was one of the funniest moments of the day for sure, as we were walking there. It was a wide, even dirt path. As we were walking, I said to Jane, “I bet you like this path, there’s nothing in your way, all clear” “Yes!” she said, then swung her arms wide with a big smile on her face. BUT! she wacked her buddy E across the face accidentally. Oh my gosh, E’s reaction–at first sort of angry of course, to get suddenly slapped like that, but then when we told her what happened, she and Jane laughed and laughed. Then Torrey explained that Jane spread her arms wide like bird’s wings, so Jane had the nickname of “JaneBird” pretty much the rest of the day, the famous, beautiful JaneBird.
Torrey and Eleanor talked about old movies. She remembers seeing Snow White in the theatre, and Shirley Temple. Then Gary and Torrey couldn’t help themselves with a “don’t call me Shirley” routine.
Jane told us about her first concert, going with her godmother to see James Taylor. E told us about the 1924 Ford she had, “that must be sitting in a garage somewhere”. We asked how a car of that vintage would get it’s engine started, and P answered quite confidently it would be a crank start. He was sharp today.
Lunch was at Urban Egg, and we had the kind of server who totally engages with us, she’s helped us in previous visits. Josie. She remembers our names, “here ya go, Jane”, stuff like that, which is so dear. Some sass too, which can be important! At lunch – I don’t know exactly the subject matter, but Torrey and Bruce told me later that Jane was quick to explain her feelings on a certain subject. They described what she said and I recognized it as an Eleanor Roosevelt quote. If I’m correct, this is what Jane said : “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” So true.
Jane also talked about Philly and an upcoming trip there to see family. SO looking forward to seeing her mother, being in her home, and in her hometown, and eating some of the local foods.
After lunch, another walk in the park before heading home. Fun, fun day.