https://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg 0 0 Mary Archer https://www.outandaboutcolorado.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/LOGO-for-website-300x144.jpg Mary Archer2020-02-28 16:32:422020-02-28 16:33:23History Colorado Center, out of the wind, learning more about our state
Cold and windy day! But everyone was so great about goin with the flow.
At History Colordao we found a little something interesting for everyone. The Ute Indian exhibit was of interest to all. E was fascinated by the craftsmanship of the beaded clothing as well as the feathered headdresses. J enjoyed the maps and history of the Ute in Colorado. T particularly enjoyed the small beaded infant sized moccasins. Another area we visited was on the history of brewing beer in Colorado. It was actually more interesting then I imagined it would be. There was a section of Brewers of course, Coors, and all the microbrewers, an area that talked about bars during the Gold Rush and Central City and Leadville, and the temperance movement era. And then we ran across a small display celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the baseball’s Negro League. A display case of baseball cards and baseball bats were intriguing, Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson were among them. We wandered around these displays and museum for a little over an hour before fatigue started to set in and our bellies started to growl.
Lunch was at the Museum Cafe, the Rendezvous Cafe. I think we were all a little low on fluid and calories as it was a little challenging to get a conversation going while we waited for our food. It was interesting to watch the energy level come up within about 10 minutes of eating. J giggled at Steve’s corny jokes, T pointed out the flag flapping straight out in the cold wind, and the laughter started coming a little easier and a little quicker. E and L helped clear the table and laughed as they tried to determine what should go in the compost, the recycle, and landfill containers. Everytime a nearby door would open to the outside there was an audible gasp from almost everyone with the cold that rushed in, and again the talk of wanting Spring to arrive.
On the drive home we listened to music, sort of. For some reason the signal for the satellite radio wasn’t too strong today and that signal would cut out for a short time during many of J’s favorite songs. The more it happened the funnier it got. J would dramatically throw his face into his hands and say “oh no! Not during this one!” In particular Jim Croce, Elton John, Bob Seger, James Taylor, and Carly Simon. P looked at me and said “you better get a new antenna for that guy” pointing his thumb into the back seat. J just smiled, waved his finger at me, and said “you better!”