Take A Relaxing Horseback Ride Through Incredible Scenery

CHRISTOPHER CREEK

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Do you like horses? How about taking a horseback ride?

I know just the place that offers them and it is a great way to spend an afternoon. Kohl's Stables is located on Highway 260 near Christopher Creek. They offer one hour rides for $30. And two hour rides for $60. You can also take a half-day ride for $120 and see some of the best scenery around.

These rides offer some of the most scenic horseback riding in the state of Arizona. The guides are professionals and take you on trails with breathtaking scenery. They tell you about the plant and animal life along the way and about the colorful history of the area.

You are actually riding on a narrow rugged trail in the beautiful tall ponderosa pines. It is peaceful and very relaxing, along with being quiet and a great way to relieve stress. Last week, I went on a ride with my daughter and our guide was Josh Pace who did a great job considering it was only my second time on a horse and my daughter's first time.

There were two gentlemen with us from California who loved it, and as we made our way through the forest we came upon a very large herd of elk for them to enjoy and take pictures. For more information and to make reservations call (928) 478-0030.

The Christopher Creek Homeowners Association has a membership of nearly 100 homeowners and they will have their fall meeting this Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at the fire hall. Agenda items include a chance to meet the new owners of the water company and representatives of two proposed developments in Christopher Creek. Dues are still only $15. Bring along your check and stay involved in this wonderful association that does so much for the community.

That evening, judges will select two of the best decorated Halloween houses for a special gift from Creekside Restaurant.

Creekside Restaurant will also be getting in the Halloween spirit with a Halloween Costume Party and contest on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. with music by John Marksburry in the bar. There will be prizes for the best costume and the place is looking pretty spooky, thanks to Robert McWorthy who does such a great job decorating.

So, get busy making your costume and plan to attend this fun event.

Mark your calendars for upcoming events for the Christopher Creek Homeowners Association. Nov. 11 is the annual fall clean up, with a county Dumpster available to local homeowners for depositing bagged leaves, needles and yard debris. If you need a pickup, call Gary Anderson at (928) 478-4075, Karen Thorton at (928) 478-4133 or Judy Toole at (928) 478-0508.

A donation of 25 cents per bag to the CCHA is appreciated. Pickup will begin at 8 a.m. Any volunteer with a truck or trailer will be blessed.

They will also be decorating the highway with Christmas lights on that same day. Following pickup, please report to the fire station to help hang the Christmas decorations along the highway. This is a huge job and they can use all the help they can get. Decorating begins at 9 a.m. until noon or until someone falls off the hill. All light hangers and all leaf pickers will gather in the fire hall for a chili potluck and a well-earned rest. That is, providing you can still climb the stairs to get there.

Christopher Creek residents celebrating a birthday in November include: Nov. 9, Chuck Salomon, and Ed Hepworth, Nov. 10, Jim Wheeler, and Al Dale, Nov. 11, Jessie Wynn, Nov. 13, Pat Oliver and Larry Boeschling, Nov. 14, Kyle Gourdoux, Nov. 20, Bill Hunter, and Steve Fish, Nov. 22, Bob Quay, and Christopher Purtee, Nov. 27, Stan Szezpanski, and Don Anderson, Nov. 28, Dorothy Sagert, Pam Christian, and Debbie Dawson, and Nov. 30, Diane Lloyd. Wishing all of you a happy birthday.

If you have a birthday or an anniversary coming up and want to be added to my list you can e-mail me at marazza@cybertrails.com

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