Andrew and mom

I can still F#$king see you Minimi

As the final credit’s roll from the movie, “Whiplash”… Shelley, retired teacher with over 30 years experience:……. John, retired teacher and athletic director with over 32 years experience:….. Andrew, student teacher nearing the end of his latest teaching practicum:… Finally… Shelley: Wow. John: What a terrible, terrible teacher. What a terrible, terrible human being. Andrew: Real teachers would never…

Wedding preparation

You tell Her

Ring! Ring! John: Here we go. Shelley: John, you tell her that we’ve only had Priscilla (Our Tom Tom, GPS device) for less than a year before she died on us. Ring! Ring! Shelley: You tell her that despite us being incredibly careful with the cord, she refuses to charge. Ring! Ring! Tom Tom Services: Hello. Welcome to Tom Tom GPS…

Robbie, Toni, me and John hiking Indian Canyons, Coachella Valley, (Palm Springs) California.

This Tastes like Moose Poo Mmmmm but Good

Shelley: I have a joke. As any astute comedian would do, I’ve adapted it to my audience. It’s really funny. Ha! Ha! Ha! Once upon a time there were these four friends who went on a camping trip. Actually a Galamping trip. Robbie, Galamping means “Glamour Camping.” Like us. Ha! Ha! Their names were: Robbie, Toni, Shelley and John.…

Stingray sting

Welcome to America

  John: Imagine. A day and a half ago, that’s sixteen hours, we were camping on Santiago Bay. Shelley: Nursing your foot. John: God that hurt. Who knew one little sting ray could cause so much pain? It was like child birth. Shelley: Really? John and Shelley: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha! John: But because Mexican Notaries…

John and I with our surfing instructors, Rudy and Scott

Sorry

John and Shelley: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!  Look at us. We’re surfing! Shelley: Take that Bali surfer dude who ditched us half way through our surf lesson. John: Yeah! Take that! Shelley: Da da da da daaaaa daaaa da da da da daaaaa! Come on John. Hawaii Five O. Shelley and John: Da da da da daaaaa daaaa…

No picture because the wind picked up but he was this big!

What to do if a Shark Attacks

  Shelley: Do you think we’re far enough from shore to see a humpback? John: I should think so. We’ve paddled for about fourty-five minutes straight out. Shelley: I though yesterday’s trip to Cabo Pulma was pretty much a bust as far as kayaking and snorkelling goes but watching the shark fishermen sort out their catch made up for it. Agree? John: Agree.…