Jan to Dec 2006
Jan to Dec 2007
List of Articles.
Kaua'i With Mayra
November 26/28 2012
Hawaii Big Island
Arches National Park
September 2nd 2012
August 31 to Sept 3rd
June 23rd 2012
Hawaii May 2012
Deanna and David
Michigan with Family
Mark and Shanna
April 29th 2012
Zion National Park
March 9th 2012
Bryce National Park
March 10th 2012
Canyonlands N.P. UT
Febraio 25 2012
January 17 2012
With Fanny and Family
in Disneyland Park
January 13 2012
With Family in California
New Year Day 2013 (December 2012/13 )
We at the Chirco family in Downey had a great ending to the year 2013. WE, Mayra and I find we have been blesses with another beautiful healthy grandson thanks to Marks and Shannas efforts.
Deanna and Davids
baby boy also is growing to be the life of the party at all our get togethers. The year was closed with Fanny and her entire family with us to celebrate Christmas. Vitina
came from Hawaii, Antonella and Alessandro traveled from Cinisi and Michele left the snow and freezing wether of Michigan
just to be with the entire family. Giuseppe, Marina and JJ also at our year end celebration. Later Elsa and Andy also
showed up along with some friends.
Hawaii (November 22nd2012 )
Thanks to an invitation by Vitina, over the next few days we will be visiting the only state made up entirely of islands,
Hawaii. Hawaii's beautiful natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surrounding and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourist, surfers, biologistsvolcanologists and members of the chirco family alike.
Vitina picked us up at hilo airport at six pm and drove us to a great Thanksgiving dinner.
Silverwood Lake (September 29th2012 )
Thanks to Davids decision to celebrate Deannas B-day at Silverwood Lake, we got to experience a really nice Southern California recreational site.
The Lake was formed by the 249-foot Cedar Springs Dam. At 3,350 feet, it is the highest reservoir in the State Water Project. The park features hiking
trails, swimming beaches and designated area where we where taken, once again by David for a boating, water-skiing ride. The lake has trout, large mouth
bass, catfish and bluegill for anyone that likes fishing. There is a marina with a launching ramp, boat and equipment rentals, and a store. Everyone
present contributed with food and supplies and it seems we all had a great time camping and roughfing it in tents for the night.
Shuttle Endeavor (September 21th2012 )
Los Angeles Times reporters and photographers have put together a list of prime viewing locations for those hoping to spot
Endeavor as it travels 1,500 feet over some of Southern California’s most iconic landmarks.
Although our home does not qualify as one of southern Californias most Iconic landmarks, I could not imagine a more perfect
viewpoint than the roof of my home on Orange st. Thanks to my doughter in law, Shanna who informed me of the pending flyover by the Space Shuttle Endeavor riding on top of a modified 747 jet.
I was able to go to my viewpoint just in time to see three flyovers just about 2000 feet from my location. Fantastic sight.
National parks of Utah (August 31th to Sept 3rd 2012 )
We are on our way to sight-see at some of
Utah's National Parks.
We, a grey haired group of five adventurers hit the road early this morning so that we might stop at Bryce National Park and reach our hotel in Green River the same day.
A good part of the this trip will be used up traveling to and from our final destination, Canyonland National Park and Arches National Park.
We planned this trip with our friends Elizabeth, Carola and Art and we are looking forward to an enjoyable,
fun and somewhat challenging trip to some really spectacular natural sites.
Congratulations Shanna and Mark (June 11th 2012)
Congratulations to Shanna and Mark on the arrival of their first baby, The Koh's first Grandchild and of course
our second grandchild. Congratulations also to Nonna Vita on becoming a great-grandmother a fourth time. Today at 9:12pm,
after a very difficult day, Shanna gave birth to a beautiful, healthy 7bl 13ounces (3.54 Kilo) baby boy. Both mother and baby are doying
well but definately need to rest.
Sicilian Festival, San Diego (May 20th 2012)
This is our second visit to the Sicilian Festival in San Diego and this time the visit was with a much larger group of
family and friends. Wile at the festival, Mark and Q.P. Shanna joined us, also Deanna, David and life of the party
Adrian. Later on as we where getting ready to leave Mike also showed up. Elizabeth rode with us and while there we meet
May Joe and Frank Markese and later fellow Cinisari Nino Giannola and family. We all enjoied the festivities, the great
food and canonoli at the festival and late at night after visiting the Balboa Park we returned home hoping to be able
to return angain next year.
Zion/Bryce and Valley of Fire (March 9th 2012)
Today, thanks to an invitation by Michele, Mayra and I went to Zion National Park in Utah to do some hiking, enjoy the park and spend some time
with family members who decided to do the same thing. as it turned out Mark and Shanna where the other family members who decided to participate.
Shanna considering that she is quite pregnant shows that she can hold her own in any activity we where doing at the park to the point of assisting
some of us older members of the group, Shanna considering that she is quite pregnant shows that she can hold her own in any activity we where doing
at the park, suggesting that she slow down proved useless since she went along without any difficulty and was determined to partecipate.
continue, while at the park we went to the Riverwalk trail, weeeping rock and that was it for us, Mark,
Ross and Michele went on to the very challenging hike of Angels Landing, completed by Michele and Ross. Before returning home we stopped at Bryce
and Valley of Fire, WE enjoyed it but some day I'm coming back early in the morning with someone who likes the place and will stay longer.
Horseshoe Canyon (February 27th 2012)
The main reason for this trip to Canyonland National Park was my desire to see some of the best prehistoric Indian rock art in the United States.
The famous Grand Gallery, largest of several Horseshoe Canyon sites, and the other pictographs within the Canyon.
The barrier canyon style paintings
are at least 2,000 years old, and possibly as old as 8,000 years. The work was done by the Archaic People who lived in the area before the arrival
of the Anasazi and Fremont Indian cultures and long before Bob and I decided to visit. Our goal was to see the Great Gallery at the end of the Canyon
just under four miles from the trail head. We descended down the half mile long seven hundred fifty foot drop without
much difficulty, then we proceeded to the high gallery and from there had to double back to continue since we could not cross a section of frozen river.
we then admired the Horseshoe gallery and with a little prodding that Bob described as begging we reached the Alcove, also contains a good collection of
prehistoric indian art. The Alcove itself is impressive, HUGE. This is as far as we got and the most interesting part of this trip we had to forgo and
leave for another time, sad, so close and yet we had to return since fifty percent of our group decided that they had gone as far as they where going
to go. I will need return another time to see the grand gallery.
Canyonlands National Park (February 25th 2012)
To visit Canyonlands National Park, a huge area of rugged land west
and south of Moab Utah, I went with occasional fellow traveler and friend Bob Arrowsmith since Mayra had no interest in the site and decided to forego
We arrived at Dead Horse Point some seven hundred thirty miles later at about 4:30PM just as the visitor center was about to close,
and there we took our first short walk to see the the Pyramid Canyon overlook and the Colorado River from the lookout point. Next day, at six am with
the temperature outside at 19 degrees Farenhite, we went to see Newspaper Rock and the needles distict of Canyonland National Park, Both very interesting
and beautiful. On the way back to Moab we stopped at Willson Arch and there I surprised myself by climbing to the base of the arch and back down without
much difficulty. Island in the Sky, the northernmost district was next and on the way there we went to see Mesa arch, the half mile hike there was well worth
the effort for the place was amazing. There are many overlooks, on either side of the road with may short paths and hiking trails, we stopped at many
sites and took lots of pictures for every stop is truly memorable.
The last place we went to see today was Sego Canyon north of HWY 70 at the 191 interchange, the place has a large collection of petroglyphs and pictographs from as far back as two thousond years BP.
Michael Jackson, Immortal(January 28 2012)
A great big thank you to Deanna and David for getting us tickekts to see a great show by the Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson the Immortal World
Tour at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Thanks David and Deanna for a great evening great show and great company. I bet Adrian would have loved she performance but a little too late and a little too loud for his age group. Back to Disneyland next time.