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First Day of Exile

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/19/2020
Topics: #Maui Page Views: 118
Fighting depression over being so isolated. Toddlers to the rescue!

As always, I woke a couple times during the night to pee. Since I have to do that outside here, the dogs dashed out to do the same. I was worried since they were off-leash, but I needn't have been concerned…they ran right back in as soon as they were done. (It may have helped that it was raining.)

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Sleeping All Alone

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/19/2020
Topics: #Maui Page Views: 113
Taking social isolation to an extreme.

So…this is it. My first night alone on the property. Or maybe not completely alone, if the dogs arrive.

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Toddlers at Travaasa Hana Maui

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/18/2020
Topics: #Hana #Hawaii #Maui #TravaasaHanaMaui Page Views: 111
On my first full day as a resident, I stayed with Jenny at her resort.

My daughter, Jenny, came to Maui to visit her property but also for Spring Break (even toddlers get Spring Break!). She registered at the Travaasa Hana Maui, a lovely resort that is so Hawaiian the suites don't even have televisions!

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My First Visit to The Property

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/17/2020
Topics: #Maui Page Views: 112
My first visit to the last place I'm likely to ever live. (If I'm lucky!)

On this, Day 1 of my Maui residency (first full day), Jenny drove the toddlers and me to The Property, to meet Zach. But when we got there we found we weren't the only visitors: Three horses dropped by to meet us, I suppose.

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Travel in the Time of Coronavirus

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 3/17/2020
Topics: #Maui Page Views: 110
Taking social isolation to an extreme.

Meanwhile, my daughter, Jenny (the one who actually owns the property) and her toddlers had planned to visit the property for Spring Break. (Yes, even toddlers' schools close for Spring Break!) And I really wanted to spend at least a little time with my grandbabies on Maui. I found I could reschedule my flight with ease, so that I would overlap with Jenny's visit by a couple of days. And then the coronavirus, COVID-19, became a thing.

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Cailey and Jade at Phon D Sutton

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/30/2019
Posted: 2/24/2020
Topics: #Arizona #PhonDSutton #Places #SaltRiver Page Views: 133
Cailey's best friend from back East, Jade, came for a visit and we took her to Phon D Sutten Recreation Area on the Salt River.

We all know how hard it is to move a kid during the school year, especially in high school when they've made deep friendships. In my granddaughter, Cailey's, case, he very best friend Jade was left behind when Cailey's parents moved out here to Arizona. So, when Jade came for a visit, we all made a concerted effort to make sure she and Cailey had a terrific visit. For my part, I chose to take them to Phon D Sutton Recreation Area, a place I'd taken Cailey before, on a visit when she was little. She remembered it!

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A Visit with Jade

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 7/30/2019
Posted: 2/24/2020
Topics: #Cailey #Family Page Views: 133
Cailey's best friend from back East, Jade, came for a visit and we took her to Phon D Sutten Recreation Area on the Salt River.

We all know how hard it is to move a kid during the school year, especially in high school when they've made deep friendships. In my granddaughter, Cailey's, case, he very best friend Jade was left behind when Cailey's parents moved out here to Arizona. So, when Jade came for a visit, we all made a concerted effort to make sure she and Cailey had a terrific visit. For my part, I chose to take them to Phon D Sutton Recreation Area, a place I'd taken Cailey before, on a visit when she was little. She remembered it!

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Dogs in Hot Water

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/19/2019
Posted: 2/21/2020
Topics: #Arizona #ElDoradoHotSpring #Places #Tonopah Page Views: 126
We let the dogs swim in a hot spring.

We had such a lovely time camping with the dogs in Tonopah a couple months ago, that we decided to go back. And, this time, we let the dogs swim in the hot spring water, too! (Trust me, where they swam was more luke-warm water than hot.)

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Ella

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 2/18/2020
Topics: #Dogs #Ella #Family Page Views: 145
About the most beautiful dog in the world.

Ella was originally my grandson Zach's dog, a puppy that was a gift from his parents for Christmas. A purebred Golden Retriever, Ella grew fast and was all over the place. Unfortunately, Zach, who was a senior in high school at the time, had too much homework and also had a part-time job, so his mom wound up taking care of her—which with two toddlers to watch at the same time, turned out to be an impossible job. So they passed Ella on to me: First, to potty train her; but she just never left, as Zach went on to New York to college, then Hawaii ahead of us.

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A Birthday Party in Tumbleweed Park

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 2/16/2020
Topics: #Arizona #Chandler #Dominic #Gianna #TumbleweedPark Page Views: 231
Dominic's schoolmate Karena had a birthday party and Dom's sister Gianna, mommy, and myself were invited.

My daughter, Jenny, let me know yesterday that my youngest grandson, Dominic, who at 3 years old is in preschool, had been invited to the birthday party of one of his classmates; his sister Gianna would be there as well and I could meet them at the venue, Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.

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