Archive for the ‘James and Jill’s Visit’ Tag

A Day In The West   1 comment

Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-2 Joy blogJoy and tour guide, Richie.Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-5 blogA Day in the West Jeep Tour (June 15, 2016) Images by kenne

During our recent brief stay in Sedona, Jill, James, Joy and I went on a two hour jeep tour behind Thunder Mountain. I used James as an excuse to finally get Joy out on a back-country jeep tour. Considering that Joy was still recovering from surgery, she did quite well.

The ride was a joy with Joy!

— kenne

Jeep Tour (1 of 1)-3 Panorama blogPanorama Taken On Jeep Tour by kenne

 

Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Chapel of the Holy Cross -- James Jill Joy (1 of 1) blogChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Chapel of the Holy Cross (1 of 1) blogChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (April 27, 2013) — Image by kenne

Sedona & Talking Stick ResortChapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (April 27, 2013) — Image by kenne

Chapel of the Holy Cross (1 of 1)-3 blogYear of Mercy, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

Chapel of the Holy Cross -- James (1 of 1) blogPhotographer, James, Captures the Moment at the Chapel of the Holy Cross (June 14, 2016) — Image by kenne

 

Faces   6 comments

Faces James & Jill blogFaces — Image by kenne

The Face of a Child

by Tina Zellner

Through the face of a child
you can see so much
they have very soft smiles
with a warm gentle touch

You can see the sweetness
in all that they do
the precious look when
you tell them you love them too

The smile on their face
when they play in the rain
the sad on their face
when their aching with pain

A child is so precious
God’s gift from above
so give them your heart
and give them your love

Sometimes they may not say
and sometimes they may not show
it’s then that they really need you
more than you know

So give them your time
and show them how to grow
for all of them are special
more than we know!

Special V.I.P. Hike For James — A Five-Year Old Naturalist Is Born   8 comments

Sabino Canyon-9431 blog

The kid loves to hike and also has an eye for skirts! ( When he saw her really picked-up his pace.) Last Monday, James, mom, grandma and I went on a three-mile hike/nature walk in Sabino Canyon. All bias aside, he was my best student yet — interested, attentive, lots of questions and very good at answering mine. 

On our way back, James took the lead and proceeded to mimic me — “Now over here is a blah, blah, blah. And here is a blah-blah cactus.” He didn’t always remember the names, but he was something else when it comes to having my style down. Too bad I didn’t get it on video.

Three miles is a good distance for a five-year old. We hiked to the Sabino Canyon dam and back. His only complaint was that we didn’t do more climbing. Of course, his mimicking by body language was a not so subtle way to show he was getting tired of my naming everything along the trail — he had all the moves down pat.

kenne

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Photos & Video by kenne

Old Tucson — Old Western’s Filming Site   Leave a comment

Images by kenne

 

 

Not the movie studio it used to be, Old Tucson Studios remains a historical site
for movie buffs and a fun place for youth. Located just west of Tucson, Arizona,
adjacent to the Tucson Mountains and close to the western portion
of Saguaro National Park, the site was built in 1939 for the movie Arizona.

Last Friday, during James and Jill’s visit, we spent a beautiful, fun day
at the Old Tucson Studios. Not quite the same place as it was when
I first visited the Studios in 1968, but still a great place to take visitors.

The slideshow below contain twelve of thirty-one photos in my Flickr

Photo Set.

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