Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here! Life is what you make it, and as the chief Storyteller of this outfit, stay around and I will spin you a tale of the mundane made exquisite!
Twice Sunday, I attend church services. I don’t play when it comes to worship and listening to the Word.
I have been on a diet, and skipping important aspects of the day like breakfast makes me a little hard to work with. It has been defined as angry and hungry, otherwise known as “Hangry”
Well, after Sunday morning church, the lady God gave me pulled an apple out of her purse and I did eat.
My daughter has not been helpful and drew this picture of a penguin with ice cream. Life counting calories is a journey.
Sunday church was awesome and no one discovered that I had consumed forbidden fruit outside of my eating timeline. ……
Monday brought the responsibilities of washing the dishes,
and paying for parking in downtown Colorado Springs, a place that seems to be dying.
It is close to Valentine’s Day and we elected to celebrate a week early to avoid the reservations. It was early, and we decided to walk around.
Let me give you a pro tip. If you ever go to downtown Springs, use the restroom first. There is nowhere to go. Even the porta potties are locked.
This was a date, so I held my coffee like a champ, soldiering on.
Hand on hand, we went to a bookstore. I would have given them a rave review, but the owner was pretentious and condescending, irritated at my photography. I ignored him and enjoyed my visit. I was on a date and quoting the words of Ashton, he can eat a rotten otter. They had no public restroom either.
We waltzed on down to the Skirted Heifer for one of their famous burgers to find they are closed Mondays. Apparently, most downtown restaurants are closed on Monday.
Not one to waste a fiver on parking, we took a peek at a few shops.
My wife could tell I had to go, but I resolved to stick it out. She is so sweet.
I was turned down again, tempted to actually purchase something for a shot at a stall.
One could market such signs to downtown Colorado Springs and never have to work again.
I sat down and waited. It was all I could do. As my wife looked through the curiosities of the boutique style shops, I daydreamed about pirates, Kraken, and the rolling sea.
Abruptly, I was made aware it is illegal to sit down in some areas. When will I ever learn?
We got our monies worth from the meter and we embarked on new adventures. The first priority was finding a gas station that was people-friendly outside of the downtown corridor. I started my day all wrong.
We had a backup plan in case something went wrong downtown and we drove to Old Colorado City to a Nepalese restaurant. It reopened on Tuesday as well. Oops!
So, we drove around a bit and got hungrier and hungrier. We were bordering on just going home until we saw On The Border. It was opened!!!! We ordered burritos and the service was excellent!
We had a little time before picking up our children from school so we stopped by the Goodwill. I found this gem of a coffee cup. Hand crafted pottery is the best!
My wife also found a homemade floral jumper dress made of corduroy. We did an impromptu photoshoot.
We had a blast. It was an adventure worthy of Valentine’s day for us.
Well that’s all I have. Does anyone wish to share their plans for Valentine’s day?