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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!

CAST Bill

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?

Giving bread, receiving Happiness!

 

Nick and his Awesome team have been having a blast delivering Christmas gifts to old friends and colleagues in Loveland and Fort Collins!

Visit Loveland

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He loved spending time with his old friend, Gary Light, of the Loveland Visitor’s Center!

Gary told us about a very cool event that the Loveland Visitor Center is helping with:

 

Winter Wonder Lights

is a fun festival of lights at Chapunga park. There will be a beautiful light display, as well as food vendors and live entertainment nightly through January 17, 2018

Along the way, we chatted it up with our friends, Jacki Marsh and Heather, of Rabbask Designs. 

Jacki Marsh and Heather

 

Rabbask continues to support community artists of all sorts,  and offers Guitar Round nights and performance space for local musicians!

 

 

Robin open gift excited

Finally, we loved tricking the most amazing small business development partner at What If? Ideation,  Robin Shukle! She was a fantastic recipient of a gag gift, and, as always, full of advice and information for Awesome in Action, Co. Come check her out at Let’s Talk Tuesdays, a free event that allows for collaboration of ideas over lunch hour. (reservations required)

 

What a great time spreading joy to these wonderful people, and more!

Happy Holidays, from Awesome in Action to YOU!