Snowboarding? At Your age? Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

  Since arriving in southern California my crutches and cast have attracted a boatload of comments. Stranger driving by: Hey! Guess we’re going to have to cancel our tennis game, eh? Heh! Heh! Heh! Woman in Catalina Hot Springs RV park: My nephew broke his fibula. Was laid up in bed for 6 months. Couldn’t even use the bathroom. Man walking…

Every Man Needs a Chop Saw

Recent Smith life recap: Sell homes Buy a home Wait to take possession by visiting Home Depot… Home Depot Employee #1: Have you considered a front door with glass? Shelley: I’m not sure if glass is the way to go in this climate. John: Shelley! Shelley: Excuse me for one second. What’s up? John: Remember…

This S#%T Just got Real

Hunt. Bid. Wait. Wait some more Buy. Shelley and John: Yayyyyyyyy!!!  We bought a house. We bought a house. WE. BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!!!!!! Shelley: It has so many things on our wish list. The living area faces southwest and John: the mountains. Shelley: The back yard is private. John: There’s room to park our RV. Shelley: There’s…

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…

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.…

Amigo, Maybe You’d Like to try my Homemade Salsa?

Doug: Hey John. Let’s see who can eat an entire mini chilli pepper first. Chomp! John: (Slow motion) Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttt arrrrrrrrrrrrrre yooouuuuuuuuuuu dooooooinnnnngggggg????? Doug: (Fast motion) Chomp! Shelley: (Slow motion) Thooooose small ones are suuuuuuuuuper hawwwwwwwwwwwtttttttttt!!!! Wayyyyy hawwwwwwterrr thannn the big onesssss! Doug: (Fast motion) Chomp! Karen (Doug’s wife: (Also slow motion) Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttt’sssss naaawwwwwwwtt a gooooooooood ideeeeeeeeaaaaaahhh! Shelley, John, Karen: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!! Doug: (Fast…

My Name is Comox Valley and I’m From Shelley

Shelley: Can you believe how that guy from two sites down spoke to his wife? I would have punted him into the sea. And Chris from California? When he said, “I can tell you where the best beaches are on the Baja, but I’ll have to kill you.” Even after twenty minutes of listening to…

Bella Cola!

Shelley: Dramamine? John: No thanks. I’m not worried about getting sea sick, I’m worried about being swallowed by a whale. Shelley: Ah ha! That’s why they gave us these wrist bands, so they can identify our remains when they open up Moby Dick. John: Great. Thanks for saying that. Exactly what I want to hear while we’re in the birthing…

Are you Trying to Kill us?

This past week, we’ve been visiting John’s family in England.  John’s older sister, Babs, and her family live near Birmingham, approximately 120 miles west of Harlow. As we were driving to Babs’ house, I was reminded of our first journey to that area two years ago. Here’s my post from that trip. (Apologies for the erratic formatting) 10:30……

I Can’t Make any Promises but…

We interrupt “The Smith 2014-15 Tour” for a week back in Canada to pack up our townhouse. That’s right people, the townhouse has been sold! Day 1, 5:00 A.M… Ratchet. Ratchet. Ratchet. Thunk! Ratchet. Ratchet. Ratchet. Thunk! Shelley: Mmmmphhhh! Hey! John! What are you doing? John: Taking apart the bed. We pick up the U-Haul at 9:00. Shelley: But I was sleeping in…