At the Chapel
When I worked at Disneyland, I purchased a VHS tape--a tour through the Magic Kingdom. I cannot tell you how many times my kids have watched that video. It was intended to be a remembrance of my time at Disney...but instead, it became a sing-along favorite.
One song has Mickey and Minnie singing about making memories. It seemed fitting to use that as my title today. Since we've returned to my hometown, we've been taking in some tourist attractions, mostly to give the kids something to do.
We recently went to the United States Air Force Academy. I've been there many times, of course. I even spent two years up there, doing theatrical productions with some of the cadets. What a fantastic place! I'm obsessed with the chapel. It's such a unique structure and absolutely marvelous inside. The colors are breathtaking, and there is a magnificent pipe organ.
Today, we visited a farmers' market and walked around Old Colorado City. Again, a place I've been many times...but we had such a great time! We enjoyed samples and got some fresh produce. I even found a mug at a little British shop. I'll include a picture at the bottom of this post. It's absolutely perfect for me.
After walking around, I drove us to a little park in Manitou Springs to let the kids play. We found a stream behind the park. Growing up in the mountains, I got to experience stuff like that...but my kids haven't. So, off came the shoes and socks and in went the feet. They had a marvelous time! And I had soggy kids to put back in the car.
Instead of going home and getting a bath, we got ourselves decked out in swim gear and headed to our apartment complex's pool. A oncoming storm got us out a bit earlier than we had hoped, but we still had a lot of fun.
When the kids are in bed, I always like to ask them what their favorite part of the day was. The answer I get the most? "Being with my family." What a wonderful treasure. I love that answer.
Didn't get much writing done today, but I imagine you can understand why. As much as I love writing, I would surely trade it in for moments like these. They slip away so quickly. I'll take 'em while I can get 'em.
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