We are volunteering at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden (planting and weeding) and like that a lot. We did volunteer work for the International Dance Festival and got to go to about 6 of the performances for free, including the New York City Ballet traveling troupe “Moves”. We went to performances of the Dallas Symphony, the Philadelphia Symphony and the New York Philharmonic too. After a long hike in the Eagle’s Nest Wilderness area to come back and see a world class cultural event is unique and fabulous. We also volunteered for the Jazz Festival over Labor Day Weekend. We weren’t sure our volunteering would be worth the effort. It turns out that the performances we got to hear/see for free were wonderfully entertaining.
We are meeting wonderful people to socialize with here and having dinner parties and going to dinner parties—one of our favorite activities, actually.
There’s another fun thing around here. When we walk through town, we often meet people we know. We stop to chat a little; it’s like that Louis Armstrong song—It’s a Wonderful World.
I’ve been enjoying learning the wildflower names.
|Corydalis Aurea or golden smoke on the new Eagle Vail Trail|
About 6 months after his surgery, Dimitri's shoulder was about 95% back to normal and he had finished PT. What a remarkable and swift recovery!