Stern Park in Littleton and lunch at Great Beginnings

donations for the food pantry
what a full, fun, busy day
Morning snacks at a donut shop…you’ll see here G greeting everyone there by making funny faces in the window.
Then to our office where we did a project, sorting through and compiling donations to the food pantry.  This went well, it took us about a half hour and everyone understood and appreciated the importance of our work.
Then! on a walk in Stern Park, where we watched ducks sliding around on ice, P doing her awesome imitation of  duck and goose sounds, and L pulled Bruce aside to point out construction of a home  nearby – all the while everyone talking about movies and Christmas and Christmas music and enjoying being in the sunshine.
Then! to Lone Tree Arts Center which was, according to Jennifer, “very successful”. There was so much to see. Large paintings and portraits that kept us engaged. Near one of them Jennifer asked the group, “is that of a sunrise? or a sunset?” and G broke into song “Sunrise, Sunset”. He’s hilarious.  P had so much to say about the portraits in particular. “This man is thinking about the things he’s done in his life and feeling badly”. or “he must work in service to his country, his hat is camo”  F  liked the colorful drawing of a dog in a chef’s hat until Jennifer said, “but he’s frying a cat”, which F  thought was terrible! T liked the painting you’ll see here of a road in the fog. It must have  reminded him of the part of the country he grew up in. He said, “you’re not supposed to go there today”, as if the artist was indicating the weather was going to worsen. I LOVE taking groups to view art, it’s so incredible to see how each piece affects us differently.
Lunch today was at Great Beginnings, another hit. Funny subjects came up like the fact that everyone had cantalope as a side dish. What’s the difference between cantalope and honey dew and star furit and musk melon. And what the heck is musk melon anyway!? Jennifer tossed a folded up napkin at someone, who tossed one at someone else and so on…L was laughing hard at this and Jennifer said, “but you started it!” “HA! No I didn’t!”  he said. He had a fun day for sure.
Before heading home the groups drove over Dam Road at Cherry Creek State Park – so the jokes were all “dam” related, the dam park, the dam road, the dam bathrooms. So silly. P especially laughed at this and added more then a little to the conversation.
And Jennifer’s group had a bit more time so got out at the park to see the model airplane field, which she said T and P were really interested in. The sun  was strong and  in Tim’s eyes and he was uncomfortable. Jennifer said, “do you need a hat?” at which point Gary reached over and put his own hat on T’s head. Ahhh…  Then P pointed out a large dog in the distance, “NO!” said T, “that’s a huge coyote!” (which it was)
Fun adventures, all day long.