Sometimes Life’s like That

Every year we head to Arizona. Andrew, our son, joined us for a few days. After Andrew left, our friend Robbie and his son, Tod arrived. Tod: That was my first live NBA game ever. Thanks. Shelley: You’re welcome. Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your “Smiths on Tour” experience. Golf tomorrow. Followed by a visit with our…

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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.…

Los Cabos, Home of No Bad Days

Shelley: After 136 days on the road, we’ve finally arrived in Los Cabos. It’s everything the books say and more; temperatures in the high 20’s, warm blue azure waters gently lapping on blindingly white sandy beaches, dazzling blue skies and soft breezes. Everyone’s happy, thankful they are escaping winter. John: Thank you Miss Tour Guide of the Year. Shelley: Ha! Ha!…

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…

Jeesh, I Don’t Want to Buy the Place

Shelley: Hola! Tres Valle Wine Server: Hola! Hablas español? Shelley: Un poquito. Server: Bienvenido a Tres Valles. ¿Quieres probar un poco de vino? Shelley: Maybe more porquito than that. Server: You pay eight dollars to taste five different wines. If you buy, we take eight dollars off your bill. Shelley: Bueno. Let’s do this. For one, please. Now what do we have…