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Open Streets: Cut the mustard, and Ride the Route this weekend in Fort Collins!

When asked about what he is  looking forward to most this Sunday as part of Open Streets,  Nick replies, “Mustard!  Yes, folks, there will be vendors, who will most probably be offering, a mustard…which apparently is very exciting!

Open Streets is a hip new, FREE event in Fort Collins that Awesome in Action has the good fortune to participate in this weekend.

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On Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm, a route running from North to South Fort Collins will be blocked off to traffic in order to provide a safe family-fun environment.

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There will be face paint, bouncy castles, games, sidewalk chalk, snacks, and treats all along the route offered by various organizations and businesses throughout Northern Colorado.

 

Awesome in Action will be hosting a booth of experiences.  There will be an opportunity to race a friend in a manual wheelchair obstacle course,

 

converse or direct a friend through a maze with Augmentative Communication (using speech devices supplied by our favorite PRC Representative, Samantha Strong!)

 

 

 

and try out adaptive sidewalk chalk! (IF you can get it away from NICK for long enough!!)

 

Jumbo Chalk Paint Roller with Tray and Paint Powder

 

 

We’d love to see you there! Please come and check us out this Sunday, September 9th from 10am to 3 pm!

Paddling in Olaf

We’re all familiar with Frozen’s silly snowman, Olaf, by now, and his great dreams of relaxing in the summer sun…..

 orange-music-note-hiI’ll finally see
a summer breeze
Blow away a winter storm
And find out what happens to solid water
When it gets warm                            orange-music-note-hi

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Unfortunately, for him, it is not a reality, but for Nick and his Awesome team…. well…

 

 

last week, they got to go to Horsetooth Reservoir   in order to kayak with Adaptive Recreation Opportunities.

At the reservoir, Nick got to celebrate all things summer; relaxation, sunshine, and friends!

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Nick spent time with C.A.S.T. for Kids event planner, Bill, one of his favorite fishing buddies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here he is with 2 of his favorite longtime friends, who love water sports just as much as he does!: Dolan and Hannah Williams-Doss.

 

 

Nick loved having another adventure on the reservoir with his newest friend, Taben Winter. They explored the whole cove, while successfully avoiding all of the dangers of the water (beavers, man-eating catfish, and killer snails!)  Nick says “Taben is great at paddling!”

 

IMG_1359A thank you to great folks at Adaptive Adventures- here is Chris…and his make-up guy!

 

 

 

 

It is important to remember to enjoy the seasons, and take advantage of what your surroundings have to offer.   This kind of thinking helps Nick and his team stay positive and work hard (when they are not playing!)

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Below is Nick’s bucket list for the summer.

  1. Go to 6 flags amusement park. Make my brother scream!!

  2. Play in the yard

  3. Swim at the beach

  4. Attend summer concerts

  5. Remain excited, happy, and cheerful

Don’t spend the summer melting away…take a few minutes to decide:

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What’s on your summer bucket list?