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Scooter Curious….65 is the new 50!

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I was recently in Hobe Sound, Florida for a few weeks visiting family.  Something caught my attention, a lack of scooters!  It’s Florida, and a resort/retirement community…what the heck?!

The problem it seemed was speed limit (most roads have a speed limit of 45 or you had to take a highway) and age.  Now I can’t argue what they vote in as speed limits, however I have my opinion.  SLOW DOWN!, enjoy the scenery, take your time and for goodness sake, if most of the drivers are over the age of 65, why on earth does it need to be so fast?

But let’s address the real issue: AGE.  In case you haven’t noticed, 65 is the new 50. We are living longer, we are more active and more aware of our environment than ever before.  So, why shouldn’t we be riding scooters when we retire? What a perfect means of transportation for someone wanting to slow down a bit, but still have a great time.

I had two customers here in beautiful Wheat Ridge Colorado this summer both over the age of 75!  Saving money on gas and not having to park so far away are also great reasons to ride a scooter when you are a bit older.  Don’t let age be a factor in fun…go out and enjoy life!

Todays Thoughts:  What are you waiting for?  Don’t wait until your body tells you it can’t do things anymore (and believe me, it will)..go and do things that make you smile and appreciate this beautiful place we call home…Denver Colorado!   Come on…”Age ain’t nothing but a number!”

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Scooter Curious….How’s your Aspen?

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When I first moved to Colorado from Michigan, the two most noticeable differences was the loss of water and the lack of variety in the trees.  I thought I would miss the fall season of Michigan and all the color changes…until I saw the Aspen!

Granted, it does not compare in variety, but it makes up for it in boldness.  Have you seen the side of a mountain splashed with gold paint?  How about the sunshine in the early morning and the way it makes the aspen look like they are on fire?  It is truly a spectacular site.

So I thought I would share a few Aspen facts with you today:

In the U.S. Aspen are located in: 

Alaska, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Maine, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Ohio, North Dakota and Wyoming.

The wood is used for: Paper, Matches, Packing material, Oars and Paddles.

Uses: Native Americans used the Aspen leaves for swollen joints, headaches and burns. The bark was used for stomach ailments.

Weapons: Aspen stakes were used in Eastern Slovenia to ward off werewolves and vampires, in fact they still plant them near their homes so they can make a quick stake if ever needed!

Sound: Have you ever heard a grove of Aspen whistle or speak in the wind? Some cultures believe it is the voice of beyond talking to them.

Todays Thoughts:  The group of Aspens in Utah called Pando, are considered one of the largest living organisms.  They grow quickly and they grow high, and some how are all connected through an amazing root system.  This sounds like people to me. We are all connected, we need each other to grow and thrive.  And when we all stand together (like this grove), we are beautiful!

The Journey Continues…

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Well we are completely up and running…or scooting! The Grand Opening was a HUGE success. It was followed by a very busy weekend of out of town customers.  I think it’s going to be a great summer.

Looking for fun places to send people and create some interesting events.  Also looking at putting together a Team Building package for businesses.

The wind and cold weather this week has made for a slow time, but it’s Colorado…that will change tomorrow!

Todays thoughts:

Open and Shut.  Keep your mind OPEN, your mouth SHUT and see what happens.  Sometimes silence is very difficult, but it often comes with learning something about yourself.