IN THE SPOTLIGHT
What I did this summer
While we’re all back hard at work this fall, let’s take a moment to enjoy the memories of summer activities from two CU-Boulder colleagues.
CU Alumni Association trip
In August, my husband and I joined one of the wonderful CU Alumni Association-sponsored travel trips for an ocean kayaking tour of the San Juan Islands in Washington state. We had a fantastic time – and note our CU caps!
A family gathering
June 27, 2009 was a day I looked forward to for a long time. That day marked the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents, Don and Shirley Legler. I flew with my 12-year-old daughter, Jina to Louisville, Kentucky, where my parents are lifelong residents and where I lived the first 27 years of my life. To celebrate, Momma and Daddy opted for a casual dinner at an historic inn built more than 200 years ago. The evening was hot and humid, typical of an Ohio Valley day in late June. Before dinner, our group of 25 took some rare photos of the entire clan alongside a cool creek, then enjoyed a few hours at dinner in each other’s company.
While in Kentucky, my four brothers and sisters introduced me to a game called Cornhole. The beauty of the game is that it can be played just about anywhere… backyard, campground or at tailgate party. It’s similar to horseshoes except you use wood boxes and corn bags. The competitions kept our family active at many of our gatherings. Everyone played, from my 7-year-old nephew to my 77-year-old dad.
During our stay, I was thrilled to experience Louisville’s new Waterfront park along the banks of the Ohio River. The large industrial storage lots I thought were so ugly during my youth had been replaced over the years by 85 acres of green grass, parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, walking paths, a swing garden and a statue memorial to Abraham Lincoln, whose birthplace is Knob Creek, Kentucky.
As much as my roots live in Kentucky, traveling westward and coming back to Colorado is always exhilarating for me. I was glad to get back home and to my friends and colleagues at CU.
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