How do you Define A Perfect Day?

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How do you Define A Perfect Day?

Today was pretty close to perfect! I am in Estes Park, Colorado with my family for a few weeks and today was one of those memorable days that we will all remember. I have been coming to Estes Park most summers since I was in the 6th grade and it feels like a second home.

One of our favorite activities has always been having cookouts in Rocky Mountain National Park. We decided to have brunch today at Sprague Lake, beside a roaring creek. I remember panning for gold in creeks like this when I was a kid with my little brother.

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Today, my brother and I both watched our own kids enjoying playing Pooh sticks and throwing rocks into the river. My mom outdid herself as always. We had fried potatoes, scrambled eggs full of sausage and onions, all wrapped up in a warm tortilla with a touch of spicy salsa. And of course, there was fresh watermelon to go with it.

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After breakfast, we took a walk around Sprague Lake which provides amazing views of what my 4-year old nephew calls the BIG mountains.

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In the afternoon, my daughter and I took a card-making class at our favorite local store, Rocky Mountain Memories. We came home to barbecue chicken and grilled asparagus, fresh greens from my mom’s garden and the most amazing multi-color carrots I have seen. And for dessert, the kids indulged in chocolate chip cookies homemade by my daughter and nephew yesterday, topped with vanilla ice cream.

Between the cookout, the walk, the craft time and the 8 of around Grandma’s dining room table for dinner, it was close to a perfect day!

How would you describe a perfect day?

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  1. chris hilbert on July 27, 2014 at 3:48 am

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

    I have 2 types of “perfect days”….one is totally for fun spending time with family and the other is getting things crossed off my to-do list without any bumps or glitches!

    I guess it kinda comes down to a deep sense of relaxation and fun or accomplishment — both lead to joy/happiness!

  2. Kellie on August 6, 2014 at 6:59 am

    I love Colorado! I can surely understand why you had a “perfect” day there. Way to enjoy the moment!

  3. Sheila Callaham on August 7, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I just had a perfect day because you shared yours! I felt your nostalgic memories of panning for gold come through you, as well as the joy of watching your and your brother’s children enjoying the same great outdoors.

    When I’m not sharing in the happiness of others, a perfect day for me is waking up with gratitude, feeling healthy in body and spirit, and walking mindfully though each day sharing a word here or a smile there where I know it will make a difference. The little things…

  4. Peggy Nolan on August 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Minette,

    Thank you for bringing me back to Colorado with this post. I’m still talking about my perfect day last month in Rocky Mountain National Park…in fact I was showing off my pictures of the Elk. The ELK!!



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