This afternoon was my first return trip back to Paul Spring for the weekly Friday afternoon happy hour. I was really looking forward to seeing my new friends, but what really had me charged up was that I was bringing my kids with me to meet everyone and they could see where daddy lived!
My kids were talking about it this all week, my wife had shown them the videos I made during my stay, so they were pretty curious. The neat thing about 3 and 5 year old kids is that they have absolutely no concept of what societies definition of what a retirement community is! Little did I know that they had built this place up in there minds to be an amusement park or Chuck E Cheese!
Two seconds in the door and I thought I was in Pamplona, Spain for the Running of the Bulls! Kids will be kids – they definately entertained the residents and staff with their antics, and didnt really slow down the entire time we were there. Fortunately I was able to get at least one photo of us there!
During my time living at Paul Spring, I was constantly thinking about my wife and kids and imagining what it would be like to have them living with me and being exposed to such interesting people. It was nice seeing a high school student serving food during the happy hour, and a volunteer providing live entertainment. With my kids in tow, it really felt like the perfect place – where people of all ages live and care for each other.