My first day at my new job at Community Bible Study in Colorado Springs was Monday, November 7. I flew out on Saturday to get acclimated and settled. Leaders from around the country were flying in at the same time for training at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, south of town. I was supposed to meet up with them and take a shuttle to the resort — which is what happened, although I didn’t really meet up with anybody until I was on the bus. I just saw a vehicle with Cheyenne Mountain Resort on the side and climbed aboard.
Everyone on the bus was from CBS, so it all worked out. I met Tim Chase, who hired me, just as I walked in the door. He gave me a quick walk-around, then took me to where his wife, Young, was setting things up for training children’s directors. I stood around a bit and helped a bit and then ate lunch with the team.
After lunch, Cynthia (my boss) and Rene (one of the writers on our team) and Scott (Rene’s husband), picked me up and took me hiking at Seven Bridges Trail in Cheyenne Canyon. The trail climbs uphill along a small creek which it crosses seven times. The hike was about four and a half miles round trip. We took our time and enjoyed the scenery.
The Chases were staying at Cheyenne Mountain, but they graciously let me stay in their basement and drive their Volvo. They live in Monument, which is north of Colorado Springs. I stopped for supper at Rosie’s Diner. The burger and fries were mediocre, the milk shake was great, and the waitress was very friendly.