Thursday, January 26, 2012

Yesterday I went on a little adventure with two girlfriends, so we could celebrate one of their birthdays.  It was a wonderful day spent in Manitou Springs. Old Colorado City and of course Colorado Springs.  We took back roads to get to Garden of the Gods and once in there we drove around and then hiked in Rock Ledge Ranch. Oh what glorious weather as well.  After hiking and visiting some shops and having lunch we headed to Simpich Showcase Theater.  I had heard about this theater for over a year now; it is a puppet theater and is exceptional.  A husband and wife own it and operate it as a ministry; he does all the puppet making, marionette show and all the voices of the characters. I wasn't sure what to expect but was so surprised.  His mastery is beyond what I anticipated. I will say that children under the age of 6 are not allowed and I can definitely see why-some of the scenes could have been frightening for little ones.  The play now running is Firebird and it is taken from  Russian folklore.  If you reside in the Denver area and haven't seen or heard of this, by all means look into taking a trip to Colorado Springs to see these productions.  They only have shows three days a week, and the price is between $8.00-$12.00.
We didn't get home until 10:00 p.m. which is rather late for me but it was well worth the long day-new places, shops, hiking, meals and we even met two friends of the gal who used to live down there.  Life is good.
Joy To You, Noreen


  1. Good morning! wow, this really sounds like a good day. I would have enjoyed it. I didn't realize you lived near Colorado Springs. I have been there! And I haven't been many places, haha...What an absolutely beautiful place it was! Melody played in a softball tournament there one summer many years ago. My youngest son was still living at home at the time so it was the 4 of us there for 10 days. I have some beautiful pictures from that spot. Sooo pretty. Have a another wonderful day Noreen! HUGS

  2. Sounds like a fun day...There's nothing like girlfriend time....the laughter, the chatter, and the visiting fun places together....

  3. What fun! I ended my post last night the exact same words!!! Life is good indeed!!!
    : ) Kris

  4. What a delightful and fun day Noreen!! I think that puppetry is becoming a lost art, and enjoying a show like this and enjoying such talent, I know would be great fun!

    I hope everyone is feeling well and Reggie too!!

  5. Sounds like a great time. I am jealous (o: We hardly ever take advantage of the Springs area and all it has to offer.

  6. Oh darlin, it sounds like ya had the best of time celebratin' with good friends.

    I do the puppets for Kids Church, I'm sure I would of loved the show.

    God bless and have a phenomenal day sweetie!!!

  7. What fun! Where would we be without our sweet girlfriends?!


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