June 1 was the first full day of playing tourist in our own town with the three grandsons. It was Oliver’s day to be tour guide. And the energetic almost-six-year-old did not disappoint us.
We started the day with a quick trip to Walgreen’s for swim goggles, then headed to the Lincoln Children’s Zoo where we saw the sights, dug in the sand, and rode the train. AND we got another stamp on our Discover Lincoln: Be A Tourist passports.
Then after lunch and some gaming at Chuckee Cheese’s (clearly not Grandma’s choice of cuisine), we headed home to regroup and refuel before heading out, umbrellas in hand, to attend a free outdoor concert at SouthPointe Pavilions—Lincoln’s newest and nicest mall. After collecting another passport stamp, we settled in to listen to some FANTASTIC music by a local band, Soul Dawgs: http://www.souldawg.com.
Seriously, for anyone old enough to remember the music of the band Chicago, this was music to keep you swayin’ and groovin’. Loved the mix of Chicago-style brass, sax, and guitar, not to mention an American Idol worthy lead vocalist and a talented bunch of backup singers in perfect harmonly. I knew all the words to all the songs. The playlist included some slow and easy listening music, as well as some MoTown and R&B. (No, I did not sing along. That would have mortified the grandsons! I only sing oldies in the car—after my hubby turns his hearing aids off.)
As I swayed to the refrain of Lionel Richie’s tune Easy (Like Sunday Morning), I knew this was a DELIGHTFUL ending to a full day. And we didn’t even need the umbrellas!
LeAnn aka pasqueflower