Hello to our wonderful community! This is Christa, your Life Enrichment Director from Gardens at Columbine.
Did you know that in 1969, a trembling seat and a countdown was all it took to launch us into a new era? The world held its breath as U.S. Commander Neil Armstrong embarked on Apollo 11, the mission to land the first man on the moon. I bet many of you remember that historic moment as vividly as yesterday.
Well, recently, our residents and I had the chance to relive this extraordinary period of history. We took a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where we journeyed through time to witness the U.S.'s audacious foray into space.
The Museum’s travelling exhibition, “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon,” beautifully encapsulates the thrilling space race that led up to that epochal moon landing. With over 100 artifacts from the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s archives on display, it was as if we'd stepped into the control room ourselves.
What truly made this experience special was the multi-sensory aspect of the exhibition. Our residents got to leave their footprints on a virtual moon surface and even climb aboard a model of a lunar rover. Imagine the excitement of rolling across the moon's terrain!
This wasn’t just a trip to a museum, but a journey back to a time when we dared to do the impossible and succeeded. A time that many of our residents recall with pride and nostalgia. The memories, the emotions, and the sense of achievement were all palpable, and made our trip a truly enriching experience.
We're so grateful for these opportunities to explore and learn together. The world may have been to the moon, but here at Gardens at Columbine, our adventures are far from over. Stay tuned for our next outing, and until then, keep reaching for the stars!