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Want to See my Rack?

While staying at Gros Ventre Campground, Wyoming, located just south of Grand Teton National Park,  we were super stoked to find a bull and cow moose in our midst. Being mating season and all, we grabbed our camera, sat back and waited for the action. First hour, nothing happened. They barely twitched, didn’t even grunt at each…

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What’s the Difference Between a Buffalo and a Bison?

Shelley: Yellowstone is something else, isn’t it? How about Old Faithful? The other geysers and hot springs aren’t too shabby either. I love the Painted Pot Mud Geyser. Imagine having a mud bath in that sucker? I can’believe that not one of those geysers has been converted into a swimming pool or a hot tub like Banff Hot Springs.…

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Our friend Lynn joined the 2014 Smith Tour for four days. Without a doubt Lynn will take home life long memories of the Cascades, Winthrop town and its surrounding area, downtown Spokane, watching Washington State University Wazoos play the Oregon Ducks, thanks to a former student of Lynn’s, #25 Jamal Morrow of the Washington State Cougars,  and… Campground Hostess: Welcome to our campground. Here’s an information…

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It’s all fun and games now that we’re finally on the road, but a mere week ago… John: Jesus Christ Shelley! With seven days left to prepare for our half a year trip, we are not selling the duplex. No. Shelley: Isn’t it interesting that every time I have an idea, your first reaction is to say, “No?”…

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Smith Family Saves Stranded Sea-dooers

My son, Andrew, our last visitor of the summer, returned to Vancouver on Monday. With less than two weeks to go before we leave the Valley, it’s time to tie up some lose ends. So, today I attempted to meet with the editors of the Comox Valley Newspapers (Comox Valley Record and Comox Valley Echo) to see if they were interested in…

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Which ACTOR Would Play you in the STORY OF YOUR LIFE?

  Shelley: Emma, did you know that they filmed a scene from “Star Wars” here in Cathedral Grove? Matt: Mom, you have to stop telling people that. Shelley: But it’s true. Matt: No. Not at all. Shelley: Pretty sure it is. Matt: Which scene? Shelley: The one where they’re chasing everyone through the trees. Bam. Boo Yah! Matt: OK. They filmed the chase scene…

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Say G’day to Bruce, Bruce

  Matt: Let’s play a game that uses the characters’ names from the show, “Neighbours.” Here’s how you play. I say, “G’day Bruce” to the person next to me. That person replies, “G’day Bruce.” Then I say, “Say G’day to Bruce, Bruce” to the same person who, in turn, repeats the sequence with the next player. If a player makes a mistake, his…