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Ponderosa Stables

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 10/6/2019
Topics: #HorsebackRiding Page Views: 176
Ride with us through the Sonoran Desert, from ages 3 to 70.

40 years ago, I rode a horse. It was part of a school outing. The moment I sat on him, he bucked, and, with me still on him, galloped to his stable, which he entered while I ducked, ran out again, and was finally contained long enough for me to be lifted off. Nothing like that happened with the gentle, intelligent horses we rode this morning at Ponderosa Stables, at the foothills of South Mountain. At 68 I was not the oldest in our group; the youngest was my grandson, Dominic, who just turned 3.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

By: Cecelia Jim Posted: 9/15/2019
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The last time they went camping.

My daughter, Rene, came in from Germany and was camping in California when we decided to meet in Idaho. From there we stopped to visit my brother. From there we left for Montana. We had to find a place to rest, so Rene found a campground away from the highway in the mountains. It was a hunters' camp. The road to the camp was very narrow. As we were driving we passed a white truck parked beside the road, and next to the stood a man in bib overalls staring at us. He looked scary…and, just then, over the radio the music for Texas Chainsaw Massacre began to play.

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Lady Slippers

By: Cecelia Jim Posted: 9/15/2019
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The last time they went camping.

One day my older brother, Clarence, then age 16, decided to take my younger brother Alfred, age 5, duck hunting. When Alfred and Clarence were ready to leave, my older sister Mary Anne, age 12, got Alfred by himself and told him he better get some Lady Slipper flowers for her—or else! I overheard her, so I said, "I want some, too!"

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Camping With Ella and Lilly at Forest Road 195

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/12/2019
Posted: 9/13/2019
Topics: #Travel #NorthAmerica #UnitedStatesofAmerica #Arizona #EasternArizona #MogollonRim #ForestRoad195 Page Views: 121
Photos from Lilly's first visit to the Mogollon Rim.

Ella has been camping with us many times over the past few years. But her younger (adopted) sister has never been with us to the Mogollon Rim camping areas. On this trip we rectified that situation.

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The Toddlers' First Campout

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/7/2019
Posted: 9/10/2019
Topics: #Camping Page Views: 169
My youngest grandchildren and several other family members head for the woods!

I began taking my kids camping when they were toddlers. So I'm very pleased to see that my daughter, Jennifer, decided to do the same with her kids. This particular trip, their first, was a rather spur-of-the-moment affair—the first I heard of it was a day before we actually left. But, since we camp often and our gear is always ready, that didn't actually stop us from joining the others. We chose a spot my oldest grandson recommended, a spot called Falcon Tank, north of Sedona and south of Flagstaff. It was a beautiful place, miles of forest road with dispersed camping here and there. No toilets so we had to bring our own of those as well. But it was all good!

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Portrait of Gianna

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 9/9/2019
Topics: #GiannaRoseRizzo Page Views: 165
A year-by-year look at the lovely young lady who is my youngest granddaughter.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this lovely young lady as she has grown from infancy to adorable young lady.

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Gianna's 5th Birthday

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/8/2019
Topics: #Family #Gianna Page Views: 159
All the photos from my granddaughter Gianna's 5th birthday party. Disney princesses!

Gianna's 5th birthday party was held at home this year, and featured Gianna's friends from school and the children of Jenny's mommy friends, as well as family.

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The Toddlers' First Campout

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/7/2019
Posted: 9/10/2019
Topics: #Camping Page Views: 169
My youngest grandchildren and several other family members head for the woods!

I began taking my kids camping when they were toddlers. So I'm very pleased to see that my daughter, Jennifer, decided to do the same with her kids. This particular trip, their first, was a rather spur-of-the-moment affair—the first I heard of it was a day before we actually left. But, since we camp often and our gear is always ready, that didn't actually stop us from joining the others. We chose a spot my oldest grandson recommended, a spot called Falcon Tank, north of Sedona and south of Flagstaff. It was a beautiful place, miles of forest road with dispersed camping here and there. No toilets so we had to bring our own of those as well. But it was all good!

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Portrait of Jennifer

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 9/5/2008
Updated: 9/5/2019
Topics: #JenniferAnnCilwaRizzo Page Views: 1341
A year-by-year look at the lovely young lady who is my youngest daughter.

Please enjoy my living portrait of this lovely young lady as she has grown from infancy to adulthood…to become a parent, herself!

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Dominic's 3rd Birthday Celebration

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/31/2019
Topics: #Family #Dominic Page Views: 258
Dominic throws a wild party.

This year, Dominic happened to be in Key West when he turned 3 years old. So his big party was held off until after his family returned to Arizona last week. We had it today, and everyone had fun.

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