Sounds like a typical OC day in Colorado Springs.
One thing is certain, you surely didn't OC in Chicago or the story would be completely different!
I spent several hours running erands yesterday in Aurora, Green Valley Ranch, etc.
More and more, as I gain experience and confidence, I am getting accustomed to OC'ing.
The difference is your OC experience took place in a really pretty area, while mine was more urbane.
I do not know if things have changed, but Acacia Park has always had an unsavory element.
I'd have my head on a swivel there! Oh, wait... I always do when I OC!