It’s a rather quiet morning. I woke at 7:00 AM just in time to start the weekly Sunday ZoomFest with Josh, Dave, Ann, and Phil while juggling the feeding and pottying of dogs. Now, I am dressed so I can catch the bus for a breakfast out.
Yesterday, at The Park, we had Guests from all over the country: Indiana, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, Texas (a cute couple who arrived via way of the USAF and are expecting their first child on January 3rd), Iowa (three sets!), Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.
My favorite moment was looking up to see this young boy leaning on the rail, listening very intently to the animatronic of Mrs. Deeds who is just about thirty feet from my station. The father and older brother were in the Museum Store and the father called out to his son. “Not now! Can’t you see I am trying to learn some history?”
I loved it!
While I was scanning their tickets, the boy asked if I loved history. Of course! Then he asked if I still liked learning things now that I was no longer a boy – note, he did not ask “now that you’re an old man?” I explained my daily goal was to learn a minimum of three new facts or things each day. He said he believed that was a “fantastic plan” and that he would start doing the same. His older brother chimed in with, “I think all three of us should do this!”
And before the trio left, the young boy reported, per my request three special things he learned about his adventures in The Park.
After leaving The Park, Laura and I went to dinner at La Pinata in Centerville and had a wonderful chat about life adventures at fifty-eight.
And, now, as I embark on my journey to breakfast, I invite everyone to learn a minimum of three new things each day, and to make it a great day!