Every day is a great day when it starts with clear blue skies and warm sunshine. I left Colorado Springs rather early and headed east. For some strange reason, I was hungry for breakfast.
So … winging it … I turned right onto Highway 24 and then looked for every non-franchise mom-and-pop type cafe continuing my mission to – Meet People, Make Friends and See if I can Help Make a Difference in People’s Lives.
In Simla, CO, I at first drove passed the Country Corner Cafe, but then I made a quick U-turn. There I went inside and was greeted by Alexia.
Alexia thought it was great … that I was traveling alone, all the way from Arizona and California through Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York and all the way to Maine. She especially liked that I was not on any timetable and that I could do things as I wished – stopping where I’m wanted and eating where I wanted.
She said, “The reason I like Simla – it is small town and I’m comfortable walking to the park.” Alexia was excited when she said she’s been living in the town since she was 6 yrs old.
If she was ruler for a day, Alexia would like the people of the world to be kind to each other no matter what color their skin was.
What she wanted more of – she would like more of her family to live around her, or at least in the nearby area. She has relatives in Hawaii and CA that she doesn’t get to see much of.
But less of – how about ‘less drama’?
At the cafe, I also met Mike Kurtchi originally from Athens, Greece. He came as a 25 yrs old and cooked for a prince for a while in San Diego. As for being ‘ruler for a day’ Mike would not be responsible for if he was.
Leo – the public works director of Simla. Leo came from Lewiston, Maine but he’s been in Simla for 28 yrs. Ruler? – no thank you.
Josh – the chef cook worked there since 9 yrs old. No comment about being ruler.
I forgot to ask them if they’d be open to talk with successful mentors who could show them how they could make more money without devoting a lot of extra time to the business. There’s always excitement about ‘living the dream’ that could come to anyone … just by turning spending into earning.