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We’re all familiar with Frozen’s silly snowman, Olaf, by now, and his great dreams of relaxing in the summer sun…..
I’ll finally see
a summer breeze
Blow away a winter storm
And find out what happens to solid water
When it gets warm
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!
Nick spent time with C.A.S.T. for Kids event planner, Bill, one of his favorite fishing buddies!
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!”
A 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!)
Below is Nick’s bucket list for the summer.
Go to 6 flags amusement park. Make my brother scream!!
Play in the yard
Swim at the beach
Attend summer concerts
Remain excited, happy, and cheerful
Don’t spend the summer melting away…take a few minutes to decide:
What’s on your summer bucket list?
Please join us as we review the year in song, to the tune of Auld Lang Syne!….Get ready, it’s a long one!!
First, the Chorus:
Should Awesome people be forgot
And all the awesome times?
Should Awesome in Action be forgot
An Auld lang syne?
And now, the song:
We got a new illu-stra-tor
His name be Darby boy
Senora Urban’s Helping out
Translating to Spanish joy
Surely the Nemesis video will rock
And surely the Peaks do, Right?
Let’s not forget fun times at Monroe
With Author visits and Literacy Night!
We made new friends; great advocates
The Flet-cher Fam-i-ly
Have brought us in to Community Pre-K
And High Plains school with glee
We twer lu-ck-y to watch th-e burn
Ripple Effect’s black belt tests
And made a great new film with Alayna,
& Ninja Nate; our filming bests
In Estes Park we met a gal
We had a blast in a parade
With our Friends who didn’t shove
And here’s a hand to C.A.S.T for Kids
And help from What if? -Ideation
We went all the way to Boulder Rainbow Childcare
To spread our ins-pira-tion.
Foco Comic Con, a great success-
Anyone can be a hero, we say
We made costumes, and made some friends
A grand and funny day!
The librarians in Love-land
At the Author Showcase gave us Love
And at Crossroads Church, with Dream Catcher
We saw Loveland from above.
The year came to an Awesome End
With a visit to Prairie School–
A friend from Ability-Fest came through
And the students were so cool!
The Cub Scout Troop Nin-ty-one
Met and drew some pictures, too
And now we’re fundraising for an adaptive zipline
With a girl scout troop so true.
A non-profit, AiA now be
And we vow to see it through
We’d love to have your continued support
Please let us come to you!
Who knew this song could be so long?
Who knew the many verse?
At least we got a chance to say
All we’ve done, for better or worse
Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!!