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Coon Bluff

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/21/2019
Topics: #Travel #Arizona #CoonBluff #SaltRiver Page Views: 101
Keith and I try a new spot on the river, only to find it is overrun with wild horses.

Keith and I had made plans to take the dogs to the river to swim on Thursday. But this morning I got a text from Alex (Keith's brother-in-law) that he and Chris were going to the river today, in case we'd like to join them. When he added they were making hot dogs, Keith started hunting for his bathing suit. I did have a late morning appointment I couldn't miss, but promised we'd head for the river once it was over. And so we did.

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So Many Chargers, So Little Time

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 8/15/2019
Topics: #Science #Electricity #EverydayScience #CellPhones #Chargers Page Views: 110
Why you can't have just one charger for all your devices, and what will happen if you use the wrong one.

If you're like me (and virtually every other American who isn't Amish), somewhere in your house you have a drawer…or a box…or a spare room… filled with random chargers you've collected throughout the years. Many of them have likely been orphaned from their original device when it died, but we keep the charger because …just in case… After all, some day another device's charger may die, and if that happens, hey! You can finally put that old one to new use. Or can you? Because it turns out that chargers are not interchangeable—and using the wrong one to charge a device can actually destroy it. So, understanding the rudiments of how chargers work and how to determine if one is safe to use with an unrelated device is certainly worth spending a few minutes to learn.

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The Dogs and In-Laws at Phon D Sutton

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/2/2019
Topics: #Travel #Arizona #PhonDSutton #SaltRiver Page Views: 117
Keith and I return to the river with dogs, in-laws, and more dogs.

I promise not to post photos from every Phon D Sutton visit with the dogs. However, this time, in addition to our dogs, we brought Keith's brother, Chris, and Chris' husband, Alex—plus their dogs! Plus, this was a different spot than last week, so the pics are (ever-so-slightly) different.

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The Dogs at Phon D Sutton

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/28/2019
Topics: #Travel #Arizona #PhonDSutton #SaltRiver Page Views: 186
Keith and I bring dogs to the river for a swim.

Phon D Sutton Recreation Area is one of my Salt River favorites. I've been taking my eldest grandson there since he was five or so. But this is the first time I've taken the doggies!

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Farewell, Maui

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/13/2019
Topics: #Travel #Hawaii #Maui Page Views: 203
Our last chance to see anything we missed before flying home.

The best vacations are the ones from which one cannot wait to return home!

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West Maui

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/12/2019
Topics: #Travel #Hawaii #Maui Page Views: 219
Following West Maui's Coast

West Maui is a lot less populated, and, indeed, busy, than Maui's Eastern half. But it's where one can see spectacular scenery, see an ocean blowhole, and eat the World's Best Banana Bread. So, let's get started!

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Iao Valley, a Mall, a Lost Key, and a Luau

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #Travel #Hawaii #Maui Page Views: 168
Hiking and eating, Hawaiian-style.

Today's itinerary included a hike to an historical Hawaiian battle site; lunch at a mall devoted to a Hawaiian queen; a float in the ocean that nearly ended in disaster, and a luau.

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Myths of Maui Luau at the Royal Lahaina Resort

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #Travel #Maui #Luau Page Views: 159
Food, glorious food. And music.

In ancient Hawai'i, men and women ate their meals separately; also women and the rest of society were not allowed to eat foods that were not common or foods that were only served during special occasions. However, in 1819, King Kamehameha II removed all the religious laws that were practiced. King Kamehameha II performed a symbolic act by eating with the women, thus ending the Hawaiian religious taboos. This is when the luau parties were first created. A luau is a feast, usually served with traditional dishes such as kalua pig and poi, and generally with entertainment. Modern, commercial luaus compete with each other over the quality of the entertainment, since they all serve the same traditional dishes. The Myths of Maui entertainment was good, if somewhat Disneyfied.

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Floating One's Keys Away

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #Travel #Maui #LostKeys Page Views: 163
Relaxation to panic in 50 minutes.

Have you ever gone swimming, forgetting you'd left your keys in your bathing suit pocket? Okay, have you ever done that in the ocean?

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Queen Ka'ahumanu Center

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/11/2019
Topics: #Travel #Maui #QueenKa'ahumanuCenter Page Views: 161
A few shots of the very different mall experience on Maui.

After our mountain hike, Keith and I had worked up pretty effective appetites. So we drove "into town" (Kalahui) to have lunch and visit Maui's biggest shopping mall, a beautiful structure that blends outdoors and indoors in unexpected ways.

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